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" The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is about four feet in length from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, and nearly six feet across the wings. "
An Easy Introduction to the Arts and Sciences:: Being a Short, But ... - Seite 137
von Richard Turner - 1792 - 248 Seiten
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The Preceptor: Containing a General Course of Education. Wherein the ..., Band 2

Robert Dodsley - 1758
...Strength, exceeding bold, and very voracious and fierce in devouring his Prey. He is of a large Size, near four Feet long from the Point of the Bill to the End of the Tail ; and betwixt the Points of each Wing, when extended, near fix Feet ; his Beak is very ftrong, crooked and...
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The preceptor: containing a general course of education [ed. by R. Dodsley].

Preceptor - 1758
...Strength, exceeding bold, jtnd very voracious and fierce in devouring his Prey. He It of a large Size, near four Feet long from the Point of the Bill to the End of the Tail ; and betwixt the Points of each Wing, when extended, near fix Feet ; his Beak is very ftrong, crooked and...
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Glanures D'histoire Naturelle, Consistant en Figures de Quadrupedes, D ...

George Edwards - 1760
...from its natural fize : its wings, when extended, meafured three feet and an half from tip to tip ; from the point of the bill to the end of the tail it meafured two feet. The Hawk's bill is of a blueiih colour: the edges of the upper mandible are waved...
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A Natural History of English Song-birds: And Such of the Foreign as are ...

Eleazar Albin - 1759 - 96 Seiten
...this, but in Weight, one three Ounces, the other three and an Half. The Length of a full-grown Bird, from the Point of the Bill, to the End of the Tail, is nine Inches ; of which the Bill is one, and the Tail three and a Half; therefore, allowing for Tail,...
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A Description of Three Hundred Animals,: Viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes ...

Thomas Boreman - 1769 - 213 Seiten
...been done by Nature's Inftinft, had he not with his own Eyes feen it. 19. THE HORN OWL is in Length, from the Point of the Bill to the End of the Tail, about fourteen Inches ; its Breadth, meafuring from Tip to Tipof the Wings extended, three Feet and...
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Fauna Orcadensis: Or, The Natural History of the Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles ...

George Low - 1813 - 230 Seiten
...contentedly to a piece of dead horse if it can get it. In bulk it almost equals a goose ; the length, from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, two feet three inches, but if measured to the claws it is two feet five ; when the wings are extended...
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History and description of water birds

1816
...Cigogne, Buff.) THE "White Stork is smaller than the Crane, but much larger than the Heron : its length, from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, is three feet six inches ; and its breadth, from tip to tip, above six feet. The bill is of a fine...
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A Compendium of Zoology,: Being a Description of More Than Three Hundred ...

Thomas Boreman - 1818 - 366 Seiten
...time sufficient to build another. THE HOOPOE Is a small bird, measuring no more than twelve inches from the point of the bill to the end of the tail. The bill is sharp, black, and somewhat bending. The head is adorned with a very beautiful, large, moveable...
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A Natural History of All the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes ...

1820 - 336 Seiten
...redish brown. THE WREN. THIS bird, which weighs only three drachms, and is but four inches in length, from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, is admired for the loudness of its note, compared with the little body whence it issues ; and even...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Band 67

1843
...membranes, slate-gray. The same zoologist states the measurement of the Polish swan to be fifty-seven inches from the point of the bill to the end of the tail ; and says, that the food and habits closely resemble those of the mute swan, Cygnus olor, whose organ of...
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