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Issue: 030, 14/05/28 p. 471, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: Anecdotes of the Cow-Bird. [American Cow-birds` habits of laying eggs in the nests of other birds]
Person: WILSON, James   

Issue: 030, 14/05/28 p. 471, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: Rare British Birds. [Arrival of the cream-coloured swiftfoot, olive gallinule, fork-tailed petrel, spur-winged goose, blue-breasted warbler, in Britain]
Person: FOX   

Issue: 031, 28/05/28 p. 488, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animal Mechanics, Para 1
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: Ears of Song Birds. [Structure of the ears of birds]
Person: CLAYTON, Mr.   MAULIN, Dr.   
Source: Miscellanea Curiosa   

Issue: 031, 28/05/28 p. 488, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animal Mechanics. (Entomology), Para 2
Category: Ornithology   Entomology   Ecology   
Topic: The Swallow Louse. [Anecdote of washing a swallow infested by Craterina Hirundinis]
Person: REDI   HEROD   LINNAEUS   

Issue: 031, 28/05/28 p. 489, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animal Mechanics. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   Christian Religion   
Topic: The Vulture`s power of sight. [St. Matthew refers either to eagles or vultures; reference to carrion-eating pondered; would an eagle feed on carrion?]
Person: LICHTENSTEIN   PAXTON, Professor   

Issue: 032, 04/06/28 p. 505, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: Fowls with black bones. [Source of the colour of the bones of certain pullens on the coast of Malabar?]
Person: FORBES   
Source: Oriental Memoirs   

Issue: 032, 04/06/28 p. 505, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: The Hawk out-manoeuvred by small Birds

Issue: 033, 11/06/28 p. 521, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 6
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: Carolina Parrots poison Cats

Issue: 033, 11/06/28 p. 521, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 6
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   
Topic: Hawks and Cock-chafers. [Kestrils will eat cock-chafers]
Person: SELBY, Mr.   

Issue: 034, 18/06/28 p. 536, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: Hearing of the Goose. [The goose celebrated for its hearing in literature as the eagle is for its sight}
Person: GELLI   
Source: Circe   

Issue: 034, 18/06/28 p. 536, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: The Dodo. [A native of Mauritius?]

Issue: 036, 02/07/28 p. 568, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 6
Category: Ornithology   Agriculture   
Topic: Breeding of Pheasants

Issue: 037, 09/07/28 p. 587, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature (Ornithology), Para 6
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: A hint to Swallow-haters. [How to deter swallows from building nests. Also praise for swallows]
Source: Edinburgh Philosophical Journal   

Issue: 038, 16/07/28 p. 603, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 6
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: Vigors` Quinary System. [Mr. Vigors, Secretary of the Zoological Society, has proposed a five-fold classification of birds (Preyers, Perchers, Scratchers, Waders, Swimmers) to bring birds into line with Mr. Macleay`s five-fold distribution of beetles, subsequently extended throughout the natural world. Vigors` proposal objected to by the Athenaeum writer]
Person: MACLEAY   VIGORS, Mr.   LINNAEUS   BRISSAU   PENNANT   LATHAM   

Issue: 040, 30/07/28 p. 636, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 6
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: British Warblers. [Sylviae]
Person: SWEET   

Issue: 041, 06/08/28 p. 651, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 7
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: A Matchless Ventriloquist. [An American bird, the yellow breasted chat (Pipra Polyglotta)]

Issue: 042, 13/08/28 p. 669, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   Folklore   
Topic: Flesh of Peacocks. [Myth that the flesh of peacocks never rots]
Person: AUGUSTINE, St.   
Source: St. Augustine: De Civitate Dei   

Issue: 042, 13/08/28 p. 669, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   Folklore   
Topic: Fowls growing on Trees. [Myth about solan geese coming not from eggs, but trees, came about because the breeding place of the goose is not known]

Issue: 044, 27/08/28 p. 700, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 6
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: The Virginian Nightingale. [The Cardinal grosbeak (Loxia Cardinalis) is so named yet its song is inferior to the wood thrush (Turdus Melodus), brown thrush (Turdus Rufus) and the mocking bird (Turdus Polyglottus)]

Issue: 046, 10/09/28 p. 731, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: Migratory Birds. [Do certain birds lie low in the winter, or does migration account for the disappearance?]

Issue: 048, 24/09/28 p. 765, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 7
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: Birds of Passage. [Eckstroem has published tables of Swedish and Finnish migratory birds]
Person: ECKSTROEM, M.   MAGNUS, M.   
Source: Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 048, 24/09/28 p. 765, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 7
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: Ornithology of Tuscany. [Savi`s forthcoming work]
Person: SAVI, Dr. (Professor of Natural History at Pisa)   

Issue: 049, 01/10/28 p. 780, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 7
Category: Ornithology   Agriculture   
Topic: Male and Female Eggs. [Telling the sex of differently shaped eggs]
Person: BUZAREINGUES, M. Girou de   

Issue: 051, 15/10/28 p. 811, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 7
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: City Birds. [House-sparrows; rooks]
Source: Jennings: Ornithologia   

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Ornithology   Folklore   
Topic: Eagle Owl of America. [Its disconcerting call and reputation for ill luck]

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   Psychology   Dreams   Literature   
Topic: Dreams of birds. [Do birds dream? Verse from the poet Dryden cited, in which "the little birds in dreams their songs repeat"]
Source: Dryden: Conquest of Mexico   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 891, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 10
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: The Lesser Thrush. [Turdus minor, a native of North America, "taken" in Germany]
Person: NEUMAN, M.   
Source: Oken`s Isis   

Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 12
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: The Condor of the Andes. [The condor is not as large as it is reputed to be amongst "European Naturalists" (though Humboldt says it is the equivalent of the Alpine vulture), nor is the condor wholly confined to South America. Its hunting habits are accurately described in a poem by Southey]
Person: HUMBOLDT   BARROW   GRAINGER, Dr.   
Source: Southey: Thaliba, I., 105   

Issue: 059, 10/12/28 p. 939, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Critical, Para 11
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: Virgil Nodding. [Virgil`s lines on the nightingale are found to be wrong about the singing habits of the bird]
Person: VIRGIL   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 955, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Ornithology   Animal Physiology   
Topic: The Eye-Brush in Birds. [Description of the way in which the additional eyelid of birds, "the nictitating membrane", works]

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ornithology   
Topic: American Song-Birds. [Mistaken notion, encouraged by Buffon, that the birds of the New World have strident, unmusical calls in keeping with the harsh character of a savage country]
Person: JENNINGS   WILSON, James   CATESBY   BUFFON   
Source: Wilson: American Ornithology, vol. iii. p. 34   Jennings: Ornithologia   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ornithology   
Topic: Female Song-Birds. [Do birds sing while sitting on their eggs? Do female birds sing at all?]
Person: BARRINGTON, Daines   JENNINGS   SWEET   
Source: Jennings: Ornithologia   Sweet: The British Warblers   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 45, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Mechanics), Para 5
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: The Nut-hatch. [A captive nuthatch was seen to pivot on its feet and use its whole head as a hammer, trying to peck its way free]
Source: Magazine of Natural History   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 46, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 10
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: The Heather-bluiter of the Scotch. [The common bittern is inaccurately represented in some poetry, according to the Athenaeum writer. Thompson, in the "Seasons", seems to think the bittern makes its booming call with its head under water. Southey describes its spiral flight more accurately]
Person: THOMPSON, James   SOUTHEY   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits   Ecology   
Topic: Remarkable Migrations of Birds. [By following cultivation, birds come to inhabit new regions]

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 8
Category: Ornithology   Zoogeography   
Topic: Australian Birds. [They vary in size hugely. Emus, black swans, cranes, hawks, cockatoos, parrots, ducks, quails, "laughing birds", "coachmen", and bell-birds are mentioned. There are also birds resembling "our pigeon, pheasant, and turkey". The swallows, though they are present in all seasons, seem to be the same]

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 143, Section: Varieties
Heading: Grain Magazine of the Tanager, Para 4
Category: Ornithology   
Topic: [The summer red-bird of Mississipi makes a store of maize for the winter]

Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 174, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Architecture), Para 2
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: Spring and Summer Nests of Birds. [Late, summer nests are as well insulated as early, spring nests]

Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 174, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Ethics), Para 3
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   Ecology   
Topic: Instincts of the Missel Thrush. [Its instinct for safety makes the otherwise shy mistle thrush build its nest near people]

Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 174, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Animal Mechanics), Para 1
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: Balancing of Eggs on a Bare Rock. [Harvey, the discoverer of the circulation of the blood, makes a claim for the bird, Alca Pica (Linn.). This bird does not make a nest. It lays one egg on a rock, stuck by a sort of glue]
Source: Harvey: De Generatione   

Issue: 073, 18/03/29 p. 175, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 9
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: Stratagems of the Tom Tit. [How the blue tit makes an uncharacteristically menacing and effective hiss if its nest is threatened (usually by boys)]

Issue: 079, 29/04/29 p. 271, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 3
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: Extraordinary Migrations of the Gold-crested Wren. [An item expressing wonderment at the long stormy flight from the Orkneys to the Shetland Isles undertaken by a wren which only otherwise flits from tree to tree, and wonderment at all bird migration]

Issue: 082, 20/05/29 p. 318, Section: Varieties
Heading: Attempt to Discover the Place of Emigration of Storks, Para 2
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   Migration   
Topic: [In 1813, Bornemann of Berlin fastened brass plates to several young storks, but they were not seen again]
Person: BORNEMANN, [Director]   

Issue: 082, 20/05/29 p. 318, Section: Varieties
Heading: Supplement to Buffon`s Natural History, Para 1
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   Natural History   Anthropology   
Topic: [Lesson has published his supplement to Buffon, containing the animals and birds discovered since 1788, also a natural history of man]
Person: LESSON, M.   BUFFON   

Issue: 096, 26/08/29 p. 539, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Pigeon Living Without Brain, Para 5
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   Experimental Zoology   
Topic: [A doctor of medicine has observed the case of a pigeon, which, though it lacked brains and some spinal marrow, nevertheless lived for several days]
Person: DESPORTES, M.   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   
Letter, 3/8/1829
Issue: 098, 09/09/29 p. 571, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Classification of the Ganga, Para 3
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   
Topic: [Those birds known as "Ganga" in Southern Europe especially, should be classed as pigeons]
Person: BLAINVILLE   

Issue: 100, 23/09/29 p. 602
Heading: German Superstitions. Popular Superstitions of Catholic Germany
Category: Anthropology   Folklore   Ornithology   
Topic: [Extracts from Busching`s "Folksagen" concerning, for example, the random placement of a huge rock by a giant and connecting the shape of the Crossbill`s beak with an apocryphal crucifixion legend. The Athenaeum suggests these "popular traditions" were still current in 1820]
Person: BUSCHING   
Source: Busching: Folksagen, Leipsig edition, 1820   

Issue: 130, 24/04/30 p. 254
Heading: Swallows
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   Migration   Ecology   
Topic: [Observations of a naturalist from Konigsberg. The different migration habits of the wall-swallow, river-swallow, chimney-swallow and house-swallow]

Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 282
Heading: The Swallow`s Winter-Quarters. To the Editor of the Athenaeum. London, May 4, 1830
Category: Ornithology   Animal Habits, Personality   Migration   
Topic: [Letter on item headed "Swallows" in Athenaeum, issue 130, p. 254. Observations of the correspondent`s "foreign friend at Berlin" who is persuaded "that the swallow lies in a dormant state under water during the winter"]
Letter, 04/05/1830 Signed: "A."

Issue: 142, 17/07/30 p. 446
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   Animal Physiology   Flight   
Topic: [Estimated speed of flight of vultures, swallows, crows, hawks]

Issue: 143, 24/07/30 p. 460
Heading: Velocity of Bodies. To the Editor of the Athenaeum
Category: Ornithology   Animal Physiology   Flight   Physics   Mechanics   Fluid Mechanics   Aeromechanics   Steam Power   
Topic: [Letter responding to a short item in Athenaeum, Issue 142, p. 446, on the estimated speeds of different birds in the air. The letter says the paragraph in question makes a common mistake. It does not take into account the movements of the wind. It is the same mistake as overestimating the speed at which a steam boat travels by discounting the speed of the wind]
Letter Signed: "H."; Ed`s Mark: PARKE

Issue: 145, 07/08/30 p. 494
Heading: The Hare`s Sanctuary, Para 9
Category: Zoology   Animal Habits, Personality   Placentalia   Ornithology   Accipitres   Ecology   Hunting   
Topic: [Anecdote from a soldier`s memoir. In the Caucasus, the hare digs a shallow hole to hide from a vulture but that does not protect it from human hunters, who are alerted to its presence by the behaviour of the vulture]
Person: ROTTIERS, Colonel   
Source: Rottiers: Itinerary from Tiflis to Constantinople   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 146, 14/08/30 p. 511
Heading: Instinct.--Smell, Para 8
Category: Zoology   Ornithology   Entomology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: [How important is the sense of smell in animal behaviour?]
Source: British Naturalist   

Issue: 146, 14/08/30 p. 511
Heading: Larks, Para 6
Category: Ornithology   Hunting   Food   
Topic: [The tax on larks as food in Germany]

Issue: 146, 14/08/30 p. 511
Heading: Woodpecker, Para 10
Category: Ornithology   Scansores   Climbers   Animal Physiology   Animal Habits, Personality   
Topic: [Estimate of the speed of the woodpecker`s tappings: "nearly two hundred miles in the hour"]
Source: British Naturalist   

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Issue: 072, 11/03/29 p. 147-149
Heading: Natural History
Category: Natural History   Ecology   Agriculture   Christian Religion   Philosophy   Ornithology   
Title: The Journal of a Naturalist
Author: ANON   

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