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causes of. Wherever theEuropean has trod, death seems to pursue the aboriginal. CONTENTS. The best knownspecies is the common oven-bird of La Plata, the Casara orhousemaker of the Spaniards. Strong lines radiated in avertical plane from a common centre, where the insect had itsstation; but only two of the rays were connected by a symmetricalmesh-work; so that the net, instead of being, as is generally thecase, circular, consisted of a wedge-shaped segment. Now although it is most probable, from the number of eggsfound in one district being so extraordinarily great in proportionto the parent birds, and likewise from the state of the ovarium ofthe hen, that she may in the course of the season lay a largenumber, yet the time required must be very long. I paid this party two visits, andslept there one night. At the foot ofthe cliff on which the town stands, some large vessels were atanchor. The thermometer generally stood about 45degrees, but in the night fell to 38 or 40 degrees. " The earthquakehappened August 25, 1741. Their inclination is very great, and their waterthe colour of mud. On the 20th we bade farewell to the south, andwith a fair wind turned the ship's head northward. Formerly the Indians used to collect them,for the purpose of making necklaces and bracelets--a taste, I mayobserve, which is common to all savage nations, as well as to themost polished. The habits of life of these animals were a completepuzzle to naturalists, until Professor Owen solved the problem withremarkable ingenuity. Where this animal is abundant, itmay be heard at all times of the day, and sometimes directlybeneath one's feet. Waterhouse; one is of a black colour, with fine glossy fur, andlives on the grassy summit, the other is brown-coloured and lessglossy, with longer hairs, and lives near the settlement on thecoast. In Arctic North America the Indians catch the Varying Hare bywalking spirally round and round it, when on its form: the middleof the day is reckoned the best time, when the sun is high, and theshadow of the hunter not very long. Here, to the geologist, there werescenes of high interest, showing successive changes and complicateddisturbances. According toAzara, this bird, like the cuckoo, deposits its eggs in otherbirds' nests. We saw many of this latter kind, someclumsily running out of the way, and others shuffling into theirburrows. Theaquatic species is by far
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