from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of a rock-wren, Pteroptochus or Hylactes tarni, of the island of Chiloë: also said to be applied to another and smaller species, P. rubecula.
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An allied species, but rather larger, is called by the natives "Guid-guid" (Pteroptochos Tarnii), and by the English the barking-bird.
An allied species, but rather larger, is called by the natives Guid-guid (Pteroptochos Tarnii), and by the English the barking-bird.
The stillness of the moonlight night is not interrupted by the screeching of opossums and flying squirrels, nor by the monotonous note of the barking-bird and little owlet; no native dog is howling round our camp in the chilly morning: the cricket alone chirps along the water-holes; and the musical note of an unknown bird, sounding like "gluck gluck" frequently repeated, and ending in a shake, and the melancholy wail of the curlew, are heard from the neighbouring scrub.
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