from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of snout-beetles, remarkable for the excessive length and narrowness of the body.
- n. A genus of geese, proposed by Sundevall in 1873 to replace Branta.
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In like manner there is war between birds that get their living from the sea, as between the brenthus, the gull, and the harpe; and so between the buzzard on one side and the toad and snake on the other, for the buzzard preys upon the eggs of the two others; and so between the turtle-dove and the chloreus; the chloreus kills the dove, and the crow kills the so-called drummer-bird.
Some birds live on mountains or in forests, as the hoopoe and the brenthus; this latter bird finds his food with ease and has a musical voice.