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1 Cuvier suggests, that it may be the coracias of Aristotle, our jack- daw probably, the Corvus graculus of Linnæus. It has been said, that in its admiration of shining objects, it will take up a burning coal; a trick which has before now caused conflagrations. Servius speaks of it as frequenting funeral piles.
2 A.U.C. 647.
3 "Spinturnix" and "clivia" were names given by the augurs probably to some kinds of birds.
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