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Chiloe. In their own arts they are admirable. The organ, in thegreater number of cases, very closely resembles the head of avulture; but the lower mandible can be opened much wider than in areal bird's beak. The volcanic island ofFernando Noronha, placed in many respects under nearly similarconditions, is the only other country where I have seen avegetation at all like this of the Galapagos Islands. They are both herbivorous, although the kind ofvegetation on which they feed is so very different. Arrow-heads, ancient. As our peewit takes its name from thesound of its voice, so does the teru-tero. The most anomalous fact on this subject which I have met with isthe wildness of the small birds in the Arctic parts of NorthAmerica (as described by Richardson "Fauna Bor. Maria, elevated. JANUARY 12, 1836. The harbour consists of a fine piece of water halfsurrounded by low rounded mountains of clay-slate, which arecovered to the water's edge by one dense gloomy forest. As in Chiloe, the lower parts are matted together bycanes: here also another kind (resembling the bamboo of Brazil andabout twenty feet in height) grows in clusters, and ornaments thebanks of some of the streams in a very pretty manner. Taking a final view of the map, and bearing in mind the statementsmade with respect to the upraised organic remains, we must feelastonished at the vastness of the areas which have suffered changesin level either downwards or upwards, within a period notgeologically remote. on the atmosphere in tropics. )(PLATE 71. Early in the morning we passed the Nepean in a ferry- boat. The black sky showed that a fresh snowstormwas gathering, and we therefore were not a little glad when weescaped. The Siberian salt-lakes are inhabited by smallcrustaceous animals; and flamingoes ("Edinburgh New PhilosicalJournal" January 1830) likewise frequent them. superficial crust of. SEPTEMBER 13, 1834. Zoophytes. I must express my obligation toSir T. Plain with embedded shells and fragments of pottery. From this cause, and from the lowwhitewashed houses with tile roofs, the view reminded me of St. Scoresby has observed the same factin Spitzbergen. The minute,however, the latter has reached the
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  • Spring '18
  • Galapagos Islands, Galápagos Archipelago

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