Punch,  7 (1844), 77.

Migration of the Italian Singing Birds



Essay, Drollery


Ornithology, Animal Behaviour, Music

    Contrasts the migrating habits of Italian singing birds with those of martins and swallows. A description of habitats, physical features, and singing qualities of individual birds reveals that the 'birds' are in fact Italian opera singers.

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