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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 6


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108023030

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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 6 covers parrots, parakeets and other foreign birds.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108023030
    • length: 654 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 37 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The fly-birds
    2. The colibri
    3. The parrot
    4. The cockatoos
    5. The parrots properly so called
    6. The jaco, or cinereous parrot
    7. The loris
    8. Varieties of the noira
    9. The collared lori
    10. The parrakeet loris
    11. Parrakeets of the old continent, in which the tail is long and equally tapered
    12. Parrakeets of the old continent, which have a long and unequal tail
    13. Short-tailed parrakeets of the old continent
    14. Parrots of the new continent
    15. The aras
    16. The Amazons and cricks
    17. The Amazon parrots
    18. The yellow-headed Amazon
    19. The tarabe, or red-headed Amazon
    20. White-headed Amazon
    21. Yellow Amazon
    22. Aourou-couraou
    23. Varieties of the aourou-couraou
    24. The cricks
    25. Varieties of the blue-headed crick
    26. The violet-headed crick
    27. The popinjays
    28. The tavoua
    29. The parroquets
    30. Parroquets of the new continent, with long and equally tapered tails
    31. The pavouane parroquet
    32. Parroquets with a long tail unequally tapered
    33. The cincialo
    34. The touis, or short-tailed parroquets
    35. The yellow-throated toui
    36. The golden-headed toui
    37. The curucuis
    38. The Curucukoo
    39. The touraco
    40. The cuckoo
    41. The anis
    42. The houtou, or momot
    43. The hoopoes, the promerops, and the bee-eaters
    44. The European goat-sucker
    45. The swallows
    46. The martin
    47. The sand martin
    48. The crag swallow
    49. The swift.

  • Author

    Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

    Editor and Translator

    William Smellie

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