Two of the waders are rather smaller than the same species broughtfrom other places: the swallow is also smaller, though it isdoubtful whether or not it is distinct from its analogue. sulphate of. Certainly it is a marvellous fact in the history of theMammalia, that in South America a native horse should have livedand disappeared, to be succeeded in after ages by the countlessherds descended from the few introduced with the Spanish colonists!(PLATE 32. , on the prairies. An equable climate, evidently due to the large area of sea comparedwith the land, seems to extend over the greater part of thesouthern hemisphere; and as a consequence, the vegetation partakesof a semi-tropical character. Started at sunrise, and rode slowly during the whole day. I used to think that the carrion vultures, man'sconstant attendants on these dreary plains, while seated on thelittle neighbouring cliffs, seemed by their very patience to say,"Ah! when the Indians come we shall have a feast. Both towns presented the most awful yet interestingspectacle I ever beheld. It is said that the young condors cannot fly for anentire year; and long after they are able, they continue to roostby night, an hunt by day with their parents. On inquiry, I did not hear of hydrophobia in
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