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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 7


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108023047

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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 7 covers woodpeckers and kingfishers.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108023047
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 34 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The woodpeckers
    2. The green woodpecker
    3. The wryneck
    4. The barbets
    5. The tamatia
    6. The tamatia with the head and throat red
    7. The collared tamatia
    8. The beautiful tamatia
    9. The black and white tamatias
    10. The barbets
    11. The yellow-throated barbet
    12. The black-throated barbet
    13. The black-breasted barbet
    14. The little barbet
    15. The great barbet
    16. The green barbet
    17. The toucans
    18. The toco
    19. The yellow-throated toucan
    20. The red-bellied toucan
    21. The cochicat
    22. The hotchicat
    23. The aracaris
    24. The grigri
    25. The koulick
    26. The black-billed aracari
    27. The blue aracari
    28. The barbican
    29. The cassican
    30. The calaos, or rhinoceros birds
    31. The tock
    32. The manilla calao
    33. The calao, of the island of Panay
    34. The Molucca calao
    35. The brac, or African calao
    36. The Abyssinian calao
    37. The Philippine calao
    38. The round-helmeted calao
    39. The rhinoceros calao
    40. The king fisher
    41. Foreign king fishers
    42. The aquatic birds
    43. The stork
    44. The black stork
    45. The crane
    46. The collared crane
    47. The common heron
    48. The great white heron
    49. The black heron
    50. The purple heron
    51. The violet heron
    52. The white garzette
    53. The little egret
    54. The crab catchers
    55. The open bill
    56. The bittern
    57. The biboreau
    58. The biboreau of Cayenne
    59. The tufted umbre
    60. The courliri, or courlan
    61. the savacou
    62. The white spoon bill
    63. The woodcock
    64. The snipe
    65. The jack snipe
    66. The brunette
    67. The barges
    68. The common barge
    69. The barking barge
    70. The variegated barge
    71. The rufous barge
    72. The great rufous barge
    73. The rufous barge of Hudson's Bay
    74. The brown barge
    75. The white barge
    76. The horsemen
    77. The common horsemen
    78. The redshank
    79. The striped horseman
    80. The variegated horseman
    81. The white horseman
    82. The green horseman
    83. The ruff and reeve
    84. The maubeches
    85. The common maubeche
    86. The spotted maubeche
    87. The gray maubeche
    88. The sanderling
    89. The green sandpiper
    90. The common sandpiper
    91. The sea partridge
    92. The gray sea partridge
    93. The brown sea partridge
    94. The giarole
    95. The collared sea partridge
    96. The sea lark
    97. The cincle.

  • Author

    Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

    Editor and Translator

    William Smellie

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