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. Young folk's illustrated book of birds : with numerous original, instructive and amusing anecdotes . black; the breastshines with a most lovely saffron colour, with a certain red-ness near the beginning; the lower part of the body andthe thighs are of a most beautiful vermilion; the tail isblack, but of a bright red at the end. One of these birds tliat was kept in a cage was very fondof fruit, which it held for a^me time in its beak, touchingit with great delight with the tip of its feathery tongue, andthen tossing them into its throat by a sudden upright jerkit also fed on birds and other s

. Young folk's illustrated book of birds : with numerous original, instructive and amusing anecdotes . black; the breastshines with a most lovely saffron colour, with a certain red-ness near the beginning; the lower part of the body andthe thighs are of a most beautiful vermilion; the tail isblack, but of a bright red at the end. One of these birds tliat was kept in a cage was very fondof fruit, which it held for a^me time in its beak, touchingit with great delight with the tip of its feathery tongue, andthen tossing them into its throat by a sudden upright jerkit also fed on birds and other s Stock Photo
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. Young folk's illustrated book of birds : with numerous original, instructive and amusing anecdotes . black; the breastshines with a most lovely saffron colour, with a certain red-ness near the beginning; the lower part of the body andthe thighs are of a most beautiful vermilion; the tail isblack, but of a bright red at the end. One of these birds tliat was kept in a cage was very fondof fruit, which it held for a^me time in its beak, touchingit with great delight with the tip of its feathery tongue, andthen tossing them into its throat by a sudden upright jerkit also fed on birds and other small animals. CAROLINA PARROT. (P^ittcums Oaroluvemis.) Of one hundred and sixty-eight kinds of Parrots (saysWilson) enumerated by writers as inhabiting the variousregions of the globe, this is the only species found nativewithin the territory of the United States. Our engravingshows that this bird has a far more elegant form than theimported parrots which we see in cages. It is thirteeninches long and twenty-one in extent; its forehead andpheeks are orange red; beyond this, for an inch and a half. THE CAROLINA PARROT. 81 down and round the neck, a rich and pure yellow} shouldei%nd bend of the wing, also edged with rich ci^^nge red. Thegeneral colour of the rest of the plumage is a bright yel-lowish, silky green with light blue reflections; feet a paleflesh-colour; bill white, inclining to cream-colour. It isfound in the Southern and Western States. ILLUSTRATIVE ANECDOTES. Mr. Wilson gives the following very lively account of the-captive state of one of these birds:— Anxious to try the effects of education on one of thosejfhich I had procured at Big Bone Lick, and which wasbut slightly wounded in the wing^ I fixed up a place for itn the stern of my boat, and presented it with some cockleburs, which it freely fed on in less than an hour after beingon board. The intermediate time between eating and3leeping was occupied in gnawing the sticks that formed itsplace of confinement,

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