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The birds that have a note, with the exception of those previously mentioned,1 do not by any chance produce their young before the vernal or after the autumnal equinox. As to the broods produced before the summer solstice, it is very doubtful if they will survive, but those hatched after it thrive well.

1 He alludes to the nightingale, mentioned in c. 43.

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