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  • A separate ancestral population moved north from the Aralo-Caspian region toward the British Isles, giving rise to the Lesser black-backed gull, and east toward Siberia and North America, where Tundra gulls, Slaty-backed gull L. schistisagus and Glaucous-winged gulls L. glaucescens arose.

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  • "Slaty the Junco and his relatives came along with us and we had a very merry party."

    Burgess Bird Book for Children

  • "By the way, Slaty, what do you make your nest of and where do you put it?"

    Burgess Bird Book for Children

  • Walking about on the snow, and quite as busy seeking seeds as were Dotty and Slaty, was a bird very near their size the top of whose head, neck and back were a soft rusty-brown.

    Burgess Bird Book for Children

  • He turned to find Slaty himself chuckling merrily as he picked up seeds.

    Burgess Bird Book for Children

  • Slaty the Junco had been quite right in thinking it was going to snow some more.

    Burgess Bird Book for Children

  • Dotty and his relatives and Slaty sought the shelter of the bushes along the edge of the field.

    Burgess Bird Book for Children

  • Slaty cleavage cannot be due to lamination, since it commonly crosses bedding planes at an angle, while these planes have been often well-nigh or quite obliterated.

    The Elements of Geology

  • Speaking of the Slaty-headed Scimitar Babbler, Dr. Jerdon says: -- "A nest made of moss and some fibres, and with four pure white eggs, was brought to me at Darjeeling as belonging to this bird."

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • According to Mr. Hodgson's notes, the Slaty-bellied Short-wing breeds much like the next species.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

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