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There are the same characteristics in the hæmatopous1 also, a bird of much smaller size, although standing as high on the legs. It is a native of Egypt, and has three toes on each foot; flies2 forming its principal food. If brought to Italy, it survives for a few days only.

1 Literally, "the blood-red foot." Cuvier says that this description may apply to the sea-pie or oyster-eater, the Hæmatopus ostralegus of Linnæus, or else the long-legged plover, the Charadrius himantopus of Linnæus, but most probably the latter, more especially if the reading here is "himantopus," as some editions have it.

2 "Muscæ," "flies," is a mistake of the copyists, Cuvier thinks, for "musculi," "mussels."

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