. Our common cuckoo and other cuckoos and parasitical birds [microform] : an attempt to reach a true theory of them by comparative study of habit and function; with a thorough criticism and exposure of Darwin's views and Romanes's views and those of their followers. Cuckoos; Birds; Coucous; Oiseaux. OUR COMMON CUCKOO AND OTHER CUCKOOS. I.. ^t A IJOL'T no bird, whi( .jJkM-: -^^ <'i sense is well ki icli in known and familiar, is there more mystery than a bout the Cuckoo. Early poets, who were impressed by two things about it — its arrival almost in the fore-front of the j:,aeat army of mij^a

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. Our common cuckoo and other cuckoos and parasitical birds [microform] : an attempt to reach a true theory of them by comparative study of habit and function; with a thorough criticism and exposure of Darwin's views and Romanes's views and those of their followers. Cuckoos; Birds; Coucous; Oiseaux. OUR COMMON CUCKOO AND OTHER CUCKOOS. I.. ^t A IJOL'T no bird, whi( .jJkM-: -^^ <'i sense is well ki icli in known and familiar, is there more mystery than a bout the Cuckoo. Early poets, who were impressed by two things about it — its arrival almost in the fore-front of the j:,aeat army of mij^aants in the openinj,' of sprinf^, and its peculiar call (heard almost everywhere while yet the bird is comparatively seldom seen)—have celebrated it and idealized it. Wordsworth finely called it a " wanderini,^ voice," and Michael ]Sruce, whose beauti- ful poem, like a cuckoo's egg, was by Providence. 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.. Japp, Alexander H. (Alexander Hay), 1839-1905; Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882; Romanes, George John, 1848-1894. London : T. Burleigh

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