. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. THE CHIMBORAZIAN HILL STAR. 255 This singular bird, like its congener, the White-throated Hill Star, prefers elevated situations, and is found at still higher alti- tudes. Specimens are never found less than twelve thousand feet above the level of the sea, and are frequently seen at the as- tonishing elevation of sixteen thousand feet, where it thrives in spite of the extreme cold which continually reigns and checks the magnificent flowering plants which ar

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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. THE CHIMBORAZIAN HILL STAR. 255 This singular bird, like its congener, the White-throated Hill Star, prefers elevated situations, and is found at still higher alti- tudes. Specimens are never found less than twelve thousand feet above the level of the sea, and are frequently seen at the as- tonishing elevation of sixteen thousand feet, where it thrives in spite of the extreme cold which continually reigns and checks the magnificent flowering plants which ar
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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. THE CHIMBORAZIAN HILL STAR. 255 This singular bird, like its congener, the White-throated Hill Star, prefers elevated situations, and is found at still higher alti- tudes. Specimens are never found less than twelve thousand feet above the level of the sea, and are frequently seen at the as- tonishing elevation of sixteen thousand feet, where it thrives in spite of the extreme cold which continually reigns and checks the magnificent flowering plants which are so plentiful toward the foot of the mountain. As may be seen from the name of the bird, it lives upon Chimborazo, and feeds upon the juices of the yellow Chvquirojqua insignis, an alpine plant with large blossoms.. -^' %. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). New York : Harper & Brothers

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