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1 Cuvier thinks that this is either the remiz, the Parus pendulinus of Linnæus, or else the moustache, the Parus biarmicus of Linnæus.
2 Not moss, Cuvier says, but blades of grass, and the silken fibres of the poplar and other aquatic trees.
3 Cuvier thinks that it is the same bird as the vitiparra of Pliny.
5 This story, in all its extravagance, is related first by Herodotus, and then by Aristotle, who has reduced it to its present dimensions, as given by Pliny.
6 Cuvier suggests that, if at all based upon truth, this may have been the case in one instance, and then ascribed to the whole species.
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