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" It is rather remarkable, by the way, that the Arabic name for the bird is exactly the same as ours, the peculiar cry having supplied the name. Its habit of laying its eggs in the nests of other birds is well known, together with the curious fact, that... "
Report of the Secretary of Agriculture ... - Page 277
by United States. Dept. of Agriculture - 1880
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British Birds in Their Haunts

Charles Alexander Johns - Birds - 1862 - 626 pages
...the object of hatred among birds generally, seems credible, though I should be inclined to consider its habit of laying its eggs in the nests of other birds as the cause rather than the consequence of its unpopularity. The contrary however is the fact, numerous...
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The Biblical treasury, Volumes 1-2

1870
...the Arabic name for the bird is exactly the same as ours, the peculiar cry having supplied the name. Its habit of laying its eggs in the nests of other birds is well known, together with the curious fact, that although so large a bird, measuring more than a...
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Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year 1864

washington: Government Printing Officee - 1865
...couple manifest any decided preference for one another. Another curious peculiarity of this species is its habit of laying its eggs in the nests of other birds, usually but one in a nest, instead of building its own nest, and allowing its young to be hatched and...
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Bible Animals: Being a Description of Every Living Creature Mentioned in the ...

John George Wood - Nature in the Bible - 1870 - 652 pages
...the Arabic name for the bird is exactly the same as ours, the peculiar cry having supplied the name. Its habit of laying its eggs in the nests of other birds is well known, together with the curious fact, that although so large a bird, measuring more than a...
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Bible Animals: Being a Description of Every Living Creature Mentioned in the ...

John George Wood - Animals - 1869 - 652 pages
...the Arabic name for the bird is exactly the same as ours, the peculiar cry having supplied the name. Its habit of laying its eggs in the nests of other birds is well known, together with the curious fact, that although sii large a bird, measuring more than...
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Annual Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the Year ...

United States Entomological Commission - Beneficial insects - 1878
...bird causes such wholesale destruction among birds as the cowbird. Its habit of laying its eggs iu tbe nests of other birds, one only in a nest, and leaving...the destruction of their own kind merits banishment aud death. Unfortunately they are abundant in Nebraska, but as attention is being directed to their...
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Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the Years ...

United States Entomological Commission - Beneficial insects - 1878
...tribes are healthier and safer without his society. Perhaps no bird causes such wholesale destruction among birds as the cowbird. Its habit of laying its eggs in the iiests of other birds, one only in a nest, and leaving them to be hatched out and nourished by the...
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Proceedings of the Newport Natural History Society

Newport Natural History Society - Natural history - 1883
...October ; some may winter ; chiefly seen in spring and autumn, at the latter season in flocks ; breeds. Its habit of laying its eggs in the nests of other birds is well known. i77- Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus. YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD. — Accidental visitor...
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Birds of the Bible: From "Bible Animals"

John George Wood - Birds in the Bible - 1887 - 235 pages
...the Arabic name for the bird is exactly the same as ours, the peculiar cry having supplied the name. Its habit of laying its eggs in the nests of other birds is well known, together with the curious fact, that although so large a bird, measuring more than a...
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The Shakespeare Cyclopędia and New Glossary: With the Most Important ...

John Phin - 1902 - 428 pages
...ordinary cuckoo-clock. The chief peculiarity which makes the bird interesting to readers of Sh. is its habit of laying its eggs in the nests of other birds, generally smaller than itself. When the cuckoo eggs hatch out, the young cuckoo usually manages to...
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