Note. Since the preceding was in type, Mr. Audubon, has favoured the Lyceum with the following additional information respecting this remarkable species.


  • This gentleman, with an enthusiasm only equalled by that of our lamented Wilson, has devoted nearly twenty years to the study of American Ornithology. He has followed the birds into their most secret haunts and traversed the United States in almost every direction. To the learning of a naturalist, he unites the skill of an artist, and his magnificent collection of drawings, representing four hundred species, excels any thing of the kind in this country, and has probably never been surpassed in Europe.—Com. Pub.

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