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. Cassell's book of birds . heir slender barelegs. The toes, four in number, are very slender, the three in front are connected by a skin, andfurnished with narrow, sharp, and almost straight claws. The plumage, which varies but little eitherin the sexes or at different seasons of the year, is very similar in all the species. The Pratincoles, or Sea Partridges as they are called on the Continent, inhabit the temperate THE STILT-WALKERS. 13 and warm portions of the eastern hemisphere, and frequent the borders of lakes and rivers in thevicinity of mountains. Like the Swallow, they seek their ins

. Cassell's book of birds . heir slender barelegs. The toes, four in number, are very slender, the three in front are connected by a skin, andfurnished with narrow, sharp, and almost straight claws. The plumage, which varies but little eitherin the sexes or at different seasons of the year, is very similar in all the species. The Pratincoles, or Sea Partridges as they are called on the Continent, inhabit the temperate THE STILT-WALKERS. 13 and warm portions of the eastern hemisphere, and frequent the borders of lakes and rivers in thevicinity of mountains. Like the Swallow, they seek their ins Stock Photo
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. Cassell's book of birds . heir slender barelegs. The toes, four in number, are very slender, the three in front are connected by a skin, andfurnished with narrow, sharp, and almost straight claws. The plumage, which varies but little eitherin the sexes or at different seasons of the year, is very similar in all the species. The Pratincoles, or Sea Partridges as they are called on the Continent, inhabit the temperate THE STILT-WALKERS. 13 and warm portions of the eastern hemisphere, and frequent the borders of lakes and rivers in thevicinity of mountains. Like the Swallow, they seek their insect prey whilst upon the wing, or fromthe surface of the ground, over which they run with great rapidity. The eggs, three or four innumber, are deposited in a slight nest placed among rushes or thick marshy herbage. THE COLLARED PRATINCOLE.The Collared Pratincole {Glareola prati7icola) is a beautiful bird, about ten inches longand twenty-two inches and a half broad, with the wing measuring seven inches, and the tail, at the. THE COMMON THICK-KNEE, OR STONE CURLEW {CEdiaielllliS crepitans). centre of the fork, two inches and a half. The upper portions of the body are greyish brown,the wings, lower breast, and under side white; the reddish yellow throat is encircled by a brown ring,and the head is brownish grey; the tail-feathers and quills are tipped with black. The eye is darkbrown, the beak black, with bright red corners, and the foot blackish brown. The male and femaleare almost alike in size. This bird inhabits Northern Africa, and the countries watered by the Don,the Volga, and the Caspian and Black Seas; and although it periodically visits France, is rarely seenin Great Britain. Everywhere it occupies the margins of rivers and lakes, equally frequentingthe vicinity of fresh and salt water. The Collared Pratincole flies with great ease and swiftness,and indulges in a variety of graceful evolutions whilst on the wing; upon the ground its walk, thoughrapid, is seldom prolonge

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