. The birds of South Africa. Birds. GVOVhlDM 201 in the nests of various birds; Mr. Atmore found that the Geelgat {Pycnonotus capensis) was usually the host. A young fledged cuckoo of this species was brought to the South African Museum on January 21, which had been seen on one occasion in a Geelgat's nest, and which had been subsequently found on the ground below the nest. Colonel Bowker took the eggs and young from the nests of Tarsiger silens. Finally, Mr. Ivy saw one of these birds leave the nest of a Mouse bird {Golius erythromelon). The nest contained three eggs of the host (white with a

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. The birds of South Africa. Birds. GVOVhlDM 201 in the nests of various birds; Mr. Atmore found that the Geelgat {Pycnonotus capensis) was usually the host. A young fledged cuckoo of this species was brought to the South African Museum on January 21, which had been seen on one occasion in a Geelgat's nest, and which had been subsequently found on the ground below the nest. Colonel Bowker took the eggs and young from the nests of Tarsiger silens. Finally, Mr. Ivy saw one of these birds leave the nest of a Mouse bird {Golius erythromelon). The nest contained three eggs of the host (white with a few pinky scratches), together with one egg of the Cuckoo. Eggs in the South African Museum obtained by Layard at Nelspoort measure 1*05 x 0-85. Subfamily II. CENTEOPODIN^. Wings short and rounded fitting to the sides of the body; distance between the tips of the primaries and secondaries less than the length of the tarsus or culmen; tarsus bare of feathers and strong; tail generally long, graduated and broad.. Fig. 65.—Wing of Centropus hurchelli. Anatomically this subfamily differs from the GiiculincB in possessing a femoro-caudal muscle and in the division of the pectoral tract of feathers on either side into two branches which terminate separately. All the birds of this subfamily are non-parasitic, building their own nests and hatching their own eggs.. 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.. Stark, Arthur Cowell, d. 1899; Sclater, William Lutley, 1863-1944; Sclater, William Lutley, 1863-1944. Fauna of South Africa. London, R. H. Porter