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The love of nature's works

Is an ingredient in the compound man,
Infused at the creation of the kind.

And, though the Almighty Maker has throughout
Discriminated each from each, by strokes

And touches of his hand, with so much art

Diversified, that two were never found

Twins at all points—yet this obtains in all,

That all discern a beauty in his works,

And all can taste them: minds that have been formed

And tutored, with a relish more exact,

But none without some relish, none unmoved.-COWPER.

PREFACE.

'THE ZOOLOGIST,' during the past year, has met with most unequivocal success. Contributions have poured in from all parts of the kingdom in a manner, I believe, wholly unprecedented in the annals of any other Natural-History Magazine: indeed, so great, so overwhelming is the supply, that I have lately been unable to publish more than half the communications I have received. In making my selection I have experienced great difficulty, and it cannot be supposed that I have given entire satisfaction. I trust, however, that correspondents whose communications remain unpublished, will consider them delayed, rather than declined. In no instance has the name of the writer exercised any influence on my choice; my aim has been to publish facts as early as possible, but to reserve histories. Thus, in birds, the occurrence of rarities, or any new observation on their migration, nidification, change of plumage, food, &c., has taken precedence of detailed accounts of their appearance and habits, provided these have been previously well ascertained, and accurately described. This course will, I trust, be considered in perfect accordance with my original design, of making 'The Zoologist' the chronicle of Natural-History facts.

I have been truly gratified by the receipt of numerous letters from all parts of the United Kingdom, and from many naturalists on the Continent of Europe, expressing the most perfect cordiality with my undertaking, and entire approbation of the mode in which it is conducted.

I am able to report an increased and increasing sale; both the gross sale of the year, and the average monthly sale, during 1844,

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greatly exceeding those of 1843. I therefore feel myself quite justified in continuing The Zoologist' for another year, yet scarcely so in making that addition to the quantity of letter-press and number of illustrations, which appears desirable, in order to keep pace with the increase of contributions. I am particularly unwilling to increase the price, since I consider myself pledged to continue at that originally proposed, so that no other resource exists for providing for a permanently increased outlay, but the exertions of my friends, in procuring a permanently increased sale. Circulars will shortly be issued, and placed in their hands, which will enable those whose good will I have gained, to render me most important assistance in this

matter.

In conclusion, I beg subscribers and contributors to receive my best and warmest thanks for their exertions in my behalf. May health and happiness be the attendants of their labours for another year, and may we then meet under circumstances still more cheering.

9, Devonshire Street, Bishopsgate,

January, 1844.

EDWARD NEWMAN.

CONTENTS.

ATKINSON, REV. JOHN, M.A.

Anecdote of a hare, 420; Anecdote of
a robin's nest, 566.

ATKINSON, REV. J. C., B.A.

Keen scent of the stoat, 490; Moor-
hen, 497; Dabchick, 499; Notes on
fishes, 524; Nomenclature of Bri-
tish birds, 552, 553; Ringdove, 660;
On the habits of the moorhen, 756;
Note on the water-rail, 766; Notes
on the moorhen and dabchick, 767;
On the hedgehog, 791.

BABINGTON, C. CARDALE, M.A., F.L.S.,

F.G.S.

Bees and laurel trees, 609.

BANISTER, REV. J. D.

Black-headed gull, 577; Instinct in

wild web-footed birds, 578; Sum-

mer birds at Pilling, 720.

BARCLAY, E. E.

Bullfinch breeding in confinement, 453.
BARCLAY, H.

On the black rat, 616; Summer birds
at Layton, Essex, 651.

BARCLAY, J. GURNEY.

Habits of the hawfinch, 569; Correc-
tion of the above, 659.

BARTLETT, J. PEMBERTON.

Goatsucker, or night-hawk, 445; Nest-

ing-place of the Swallow, 446;

Wryneck, 449; Singular noise made

by a sparrow, 452; Guinea-hen's

eggs in a partridge's nest, 454;

Hoopoe nesting in Surrey, 564;

Torpidity in a bat, 613; Ornithology

of Kent, 617; On the water-rail,

669; Trochilium Ichneumoniforme,

683; Corrections on the birds of
Kent, 718; Summer-birds on Bar-
ham Downs, 719.

BARTON, STEPHEN.

Clytus 4-punctatus near Bristol, 476.

Bates, Henry Walter.

Habits of Coleoptera, 410; Epaphius
Secalis, 476; Ocys melanocephalus,
476; Hylesinus Fraxini, 610; Va-

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Black-headed gull, 455.
BUCKLER, CHARLES.

Red-breasted Tanager near Chelten-
ham, 444.

BULL, HENRY.

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Long abstinence in a beetle, 612.

DAWSON, Rev. J. F., M.A.

Dovecot pigeon, 453; Colias Edusa

in the Isle of Wight, 471; Note on

Pontia Metra, 681, 729.

DOUGLAS, J. W.

Capturing moths with sugar, 399;

Captures of Lepidoptera, 484; Ge-
nus Cerura, 540; Captures in the
New Forest and Darenth Wood,
686; Ichneumon's eggs on cater-
pillars, 749.

DOUBLEDAY, EDWARD, F.L.S.

Lepidopterous insects, 468.

DOUBLEDAY, HENRY.

Colias Hyale, 398; Brepha Parthe-
nias and Notha, 399; Orthosia lu-
nosa, 399; Triphæna subsequa,
399; Observation on the greater tit,
574; Anticlea berberata at Epping,
581;
Summer birds at Epping, 651.
DUNCAN, ROBERT DICK.
Swallow, 447; Rhymes relating to
birds, 556; Owls building in trees,

563; Colour of the heron's egg,

575; Glowworm in Scotland, 612;

Birds and birds' nests, 647; Anec-

dotes of foxes, 790; Cat's nest in

a tree, 791.

Effects of rain on pupæ, and captures

near Manchester, 399; Lasiocampa

Trifolii and Agrotis annexa, 683;

Mamestra suasa, 683; Nyssia zo-

naria, 683; Captures in Dunham

Park, 684; Lycana Phlæas, 734;

Mamestra suasa, 734; Lepidopterous

insects near Manchester, 734; Dei-

lephila lineata, 736.

EDMONSTON, THOMAS.

Fauna of Shetland, 459, 551; Vora-

city of Dytiscus marginalis, 701.

FARR, HENRY F.

Colias Edusa at Yarmouth, 540; Spe-
cies of Agrotis, 687; Capture of a
female of Lithosia muscerda, 774.
FISHER, WM. R.

Migration of birds at Yarmouth, 441;
Fire-crested Regulus at Yarmouth,
451; Migration of larks, 452; Ful-
mar Petrels, 456; Goshawk off

Yarmouth, 491; Iceland gull at

Yarmouth, 502; Nomenclature of

British birds, 552; Capture of a

sturgeon, 580; Departure of winter

birds from Yarmouth, 654; Breed-
ing of birds at Yarmouth, 654; Mi-
gration of the kingfisher, 766; Mi-

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