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We met with no natives. Leaving theplain of green turf, which extended along the course of a littlebrook, we soon entered on a wide level waste consisting either ofsand, saline marshes, or bare mud. Cape Negro, a little within the second Narrows, may beconsidered as the point where the land begins to assume the markedfeatures of Tierra del Fuego. The church, which stands in the middle, is entirelybuilt of plank, and has a picturesque and venerable appearance. Captain Fitz Roy informs methat in April (our October) the leaves of those trees which grownear the base of the mountains change colour, but not those on themore elevated parts. Famine. The far greater peculiarity of theland-birds, namely, twenty-five out of twenty-six being newspecies, or at least new races, compared with the waders andweb-footed birds, is in accordance with the greater range whichthese latter orders have in all parts of the world. We crossed the Uspallata range, and at night slept at
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  • Spring '18
  • Tierra del Fuego, Robert FitzRoy, Captain Fitz Roy, andan Oryctes, Cape Negro

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