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The Natural History of Birds
From the French of the Count de Buffon; Illustrated with Engravings, and a Preface, Notes, and Additions, by the Translator

Volume 3


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108023009

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  • Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707–88), was a French mathematician who was considered one of the leading naturalists of the Enlightenment. An acquaintance of Voltaire and other intellectuals, he worked as Keeper at the Jardin du Roi from 1739, and this inspired him to research and publish a vast encyclopaedia and survey of natural history, the ground-breaking Histoire Naturelle, which he published in forty-four volumes between 1749 and 1804. These volumes, first published between 1770 and 1783 and translated into English in 1793, contain Buffon's survey and descriptions of birds from the Histoire Naturelle. Based on recorded observations of birds both in France and in other countries, these volumes provide detailed descriptions of various bird species, their habitats and behaviours and were the first publications to present a comprehensive account of eighteenth-century ornithology. Volume 3 covers corvids, thrushes and some tropical birds.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108023009
    • length: 534 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 30 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The red-legged crow
    2. The hermit crow
    3. The raven
    4. The jackdaws
    5. The alpine daw
    6. The magpie
    7. The jay
    8. The nutcracker
    9. The rollers
    10. The Chinese roll
    11. The grivert, or Cayenne rolle
    12. The garrulous roller
    13. Variety of rollers
    14. The greater bird of paradise
    15. The manucode
    16. The magnificent bird of paradise
    17. The black manucode of New Guinea, called the superb
    18. The sifilet, or manucode with six filaments
    19. The calybe of New Guinea
    20. The ox-pecker
    21. The common stare
    22. Varieties of the stare
    23. The troupiales
    24. The troupiale
    25. The aeolchi of Seba
    26. The ring-tailed oriole
    27. The japacani
    28. The xochotol and the costotol
    29. The tocolin
    30. The commander
    31. The black troupiale
    32. The little black troupiale
    33. The black-capped troupiale
    34. The spotted troupiale of Cayenne
    35. The olive troupiale of Cayenne
    36. The weaver oriole
    37. The whistler
    38. The baltimore
    39. The bastard baltimore
    40. The yellow caffique of Brazil, or the yapou
    41. Variety of the yapou
    42. The carouge
    43. The lesser bonana
    44. The yellow-headed oriole
    45. The olive carouge of Louisiana
    46. The kink
    47. The loriot
    48. Varieties of the loriot
    49. The thrushes
    50. The throstle
    51. Variety of the missel thrush
    52. The fieldfare
    53. Variety of the fieldfare
    54. The mocking birds
    55. The blackbird
    56. The ring ouzel
    57. Varieties of the ring ouzel
    58. The rose-coloured ouzel
    59. The rock blackbird
    60. The blue ouzel
    61. The solitary ouzel
    60. The grisin of Cayenne
    61. The verdin of Cochin China
    62. The azurin
    63. The short tail
    64. The mainate of the East-Indies
    65. The goulin
    66. The paradise Grakle
    67. The chatterer
    68. The grosbeak
    69. The crossbill
    70. The house sparrow
    71. The tree sparrow
    72. The ring sparrow.

  • Author

    Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

    Editor and Translator

    William Smellie

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