Reptiles and Birds A Popular Account of Their Various Orders, With a Description of the Habits and Economy of the Most Interesting
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Reptiles and Birds A Popular Account of Their Various Orders, With a Description of the Habits and Economy of the Most Interesting

By Louis Figuier
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Table of Contents
  • REPTILES AND BIRDS.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • ERRATA.
  • INTRODUCTORY.
    • Amphibia—(Batrachia, Cuv.)
    • Chelonia, or Turtles.
    • Lacertilia.
    • Ophidia.
    • Crocodilia.
  • CHAPTER I. AMPHIBIA, OR BATRACHIANS.
    • I. Batrachia.
    • Tailed Batrachians,
  • CHAPTER II. OPHIDIAN REPTILES, OR TRUE SNAKES.
    • Ophidians.
    • First Sub-order. Ophidii Coluberiformes (Günther), Innocuous Snakes.
    • The Sea Snakes (Hydrophidæ),
    • The Colubrine Venemous Snakes.
    • The Viperine Snakes,
  • CHAPTER III. The Order of Lizards.—Saurians.
    • Pachyglossa,
    • Strobilosaura
    • Flying Lizards.
    • Geckotidæ, or Thick-Tongued Lizards.
    • Chameleo. (Laurenti.)
    • Emydosaurians
    • Crocodiles.
    • The Alligatoridæ
  • CHAPTER IV. CHELONIANS, OR SHIELDED REPTILES.
    • Land Tortoises.
    • Marsh Tortoises.
    • Potamians, or River Tortoises.
    • Thalassians, or Sea Tortoises.
  • BIRDS.
  • INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER.
    • Aves—Birds.
    • I. Natatores, or Palmipedes.
    • II. Grallatores.
    • III. Rasores.
    • IV. Cantores.
    • V. Volitores.
    • VI. Scansores.
    • VII. Raptores.
  • CHAPTER I. THE NATATORES, OR SWIMMING BIRDS.
    • The Divers (Brevipennes).
    • The Great Northern Diver (Colymbus glacialis).
    • The Black-throated Diver (Colymbus arcticus).
    • The Red-throated Diver (Colymbus septentrionalis).
    • The Penguins (Aptenodytes)
    • The Grebes.
    • The Crested Grebe.
    • The Common Guillemot (Uria Troile).
  • CHAPTER II. DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS, AND PELICANS.
    • The Common Duck, or Mallard.
    • The Golden-eyed Garrot.
    • The Poachard.
    • The Shoveller.
    • The Shieldrake.
    • The Eider Duck.
    • The Common Teal.
    • The Velvet Duck.
    • The Black Scoter.
    • The Great-billed Scoter.
    • The Goosander.
    • The Smew.
    • The Wild Goose.
    • The White-fronted Bernicle Goose.
    • The Swan (Cygnus).
    • The Whooping Swan.
    • The Black Swan (Cygnus atratus).
    • The Frigate Bird (Fregata, Ray).
    • Pelicans.
    • The Tropic Bird (Phaeton).
    • The Darter (Anhinga).
    • The Gannet (Sula).
    • The Cormorant (Phalacrocorax).
    • The Green Cormorant, or Shag.
    • Pelicanidæ.
    • The White Pelican.
    • The Crested Pelican.
    • The Brown Pelican (P. fuscus).
    • The Spectacled Pelican (Pelicanus conspicillatus).
  • CHAPTER III. THE LARIDÆ.
    • The Longipennes (Cuvier).
    • The Tern (Sterna hirundo, Linn.).
    • The Little Tern (Sterna minuta, Linn.).
    • The Scissors-bills, or Sea Skimmers (Rynchops, Linn.).
    • Gulls and Allied Species.
  • CHAPTER IV. GRALLATORES, OR WADING BIRDS.
    • The Palmidactyles
    • Macrodactyles.
    • Longirostres (Cuvier).
    • Cultrirostres.
    • Pressirostres (Compressed Bills).
    • Brevipennes (Short-winged Birds).
    • Extinct Brevipennæ.
  • CHAPTER V. GALLINACEOUS BIRDS.
    • Gallinaceæ Proper
    • Tetraonidæ.
    • Perdicides.
    • Tinamides.
    • Chionidæ.
    • Megapodidæ.
    • Phasianidæ.
    • Columbidæ.
    • Colombi-Gallines.
    • Colombes.
    • Colombars.
  • CHAPTER VI. SCANSORES, OR CLIMBERS.
    • Parrots.
    • Toucans.
    • Cuckoos.
    • Woodpeckers.
    • Jacamars.
  • CHAPTER VII. PASSERINES.
    • Syndactyles.
    • Tenuirostres.
    • Conirostres.
    • Fissirostres.
    • Dentirostres.
  • CHAPTER VIII. RAPTORES, OR BIRDS OF PREY.
    • Nocturnal Birds or Prey.
    • Horned Owls.
    • Hornless Owls.
    • Diurnal Birds of Prey.
    • Falcons.
    • Sea Eagles.
    • Vultures.
    • The Serpent-eaters (Gypogeranus, Illiger).
  • FOOTNOTES.
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