each note more separate. They alight on the branch of a tree, horizontally, in
the manner of ordinary birds ; but occasionally I have seen one clinging in an
upright position to a post. They appear to feed exclusively on the ground.
C oLAPT ES C h i l e n s i s . Vigors.
Picus Cbilensis, Garnot, Voy. do la Coquille, Zool. pi. 52.
This bird frequents the dry stony hills of central Chile, on which only a few
bushes and trees grow. It is closely related in habits and structure to the foregoing
species, and appears to be its representative on the western side of the
Cordillera ; hence I cannot but think the institution of the above two genera
unfortunate. It is the “P itu B of Molina, which name, I imagine, it derives from
its peculiar cry. Molina states, that it builds its nest in holes in banks.
1 . D i p l o p t e r u s NjEv i u s . Boie.
Cuculus nsevius, Zath. Ind. 220.
Rio de Janeiro. April.
2 . D i p l o p t e r u s GUIRA. G .R .G r a y .
Cuculus guira, Linn.
Crotophaga Piririgua, Vieil. Gal. des Ois. pl. 44.
Ptiloleptus cristatus, Swains.
Buenos Ayres. In small flocks; a noisy, chattering bird.
C r o t o p h a g a a n i . Linn.
P etit Bout-de-Petun, pl. enl. 102. f. 2.
Rio de Janeiro. May. The stomach of several specimens contained remains
of numerous Orthopterous, and some Coleopterous insects.
O r d e r GYRATONES.
1 . C o l u m b a F i t z r o y i i . King.
Columba Fitzroyii, in Proc. of Zool. Soc. part 1, 1830, p. 14.
Columba deuisea, Temm. pl. col. 502.
Columba araucana, Less. Voy. de Coqu. pi. 40.?
Peninsula of Tres Montes. Lat. 46° S. January. Captain King’s specimens
were obtained at Chiloe, three degrees northward. I procured other specimens
near Valparaiso. This bird therefore frequents dry rocky land, and damp