. The natural history of birds [microform] : from the French of the Count de Buffon. Ornithology; Birds; Ornithologie; Oiseaux. THE TITMICE. 39J ciers pretend that thofe of Europe alfo fing well; but this muft be underftood of their ver- nal fong, which is the mufic of love, and not of the difagrceable harfli cry which they retain throughout the year, and which has procured them, it isfaid, the name of lockfriiith'-^ ^^ i{c connoifTeurs add, that they can be ugi^ 3 whiftle airs : that the young ones, wliich are caught after they are partly grown, fuccecd bet- ter than thofe fed artificially f

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. The natural history of birds [microform] : from the French of the Count de Buffon. Ornithology; Birds; Ornithologie; Oiseaux. THE TITMICE. 39J ciers pretend that thofe of Europe alfo fing well; but this muft be underftood of their ver- nal fong, which is the mufic of love, and not of the difagrceable harfli cry which they retain throughout the year, and which has procured them, it isfaid, the name of lockfriiith'-^ ^^ i{c connoifTeurs add, that they can be ugi^ 3 whiftle airs : that the young ones, wliich are caught after they are partly grown, fuccecd bet- ter than thofe fed artificially f
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. The natural history of birds [microform] : from the French of the Count de Buffon. Ornithology; Birds; Ornithologie; Oiseaux. THE TITMICE. 39J ciers pretend that thofe of Europe alfo fing well; but this muft be underftood of their ver- nal fong, which is the mufic of love, and not of the difagrceable harfli cry which they retain throughout the year, and which has procured them, it isfaid, the name of lockfriiith'-^ ^^ i{c connoifTeurs add, that they can be ugi^ 3 whiftle airs : that the young ones, wliich are caught after they are partly grown, fuccecd bet- ter than thofe fed artificially f : that they foon grow tame, and begin to fing in the courfe of ten or twelve days: laftly, that they arc very fubjed to the cramp, and ought to be kept warm during winter. Almoft all the titmice, whether they enjoy the ftate of liberty, or be confined in a volery, form depofits for their provifions. The Vif- count Querhoent obferved feveral, whofe wings he had clipped, take in their bill three or four the titmice fing like canaries, while thefe authors compare their fong rather to that of the challinchcs. * I do not agree with authors on this point; for the jname of lochfuiUh (fcrruricr) has been given to the wood- j peders, not becaufe of their cry, but on account of the grating noife made by ftriking tlie trees with their bill. It feems to me more probable that, as the titmice have the fame habit, they have, for a like reafon, received the fame [name. t Traite du Serin, p. 51. Every body agrees that the [young titmice, taken from the ncft, arc dilFicult to raife. C c 4 feeds if V ⢠'it;(-aai :.-»4,r ;â â â â .*,;â ;: I -if Mmm'. 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.. Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788. London : Printed for A. Strachan, and T. Cadell in the Strand, and J.

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