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  ― 250 ―

The White Hawk

FALCO ALBUS

Falco-albus, rostro nigro, cera pedibusque flavis.

White hawk, with black beak, cere and legs yellow.

This species, in shape and general appearance, seems very nearly allied to the bird called in England the Hen-Harrier, which is the Falco cyaneus of Linnæus. It is very nearly of the same size, and the legs and thighs are of a slender form, as in that species.

The whole plumage is white, without any variegation.

Colour plate facing page 250 of 'The White Hawke.'



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