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  • Even the Fowl and Peacock Order of Birds becomes in South America more strictly arboreal than elsewhere (being represented by the Curassows); and the very geese find there a congener (Palamedea) specially adapted to dwell in trees, and destitute (like the Frog Phyllomedusa before mentioned) of a web-like membrane between the toes.

    The Common Frog

  • It was, we found, the anhima of the Brazils, known also as the horned kamichi, or, more learnedly, _Palamedea_.

    On the Banks of the Amazon

  • On the shores of a sand-bank, flocks of wild gulls may be seen flying overhead uttering their well-known cries, sandpipers coursing along the edge of the water, here and there lonely wading birds stalking about, and among them the curious Palamedea cornuta -- the anhima of the

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America

  • Penelope, Psophia, and Palamedea), all of which are so remote from the gallinaceous types found farther north, that they remind one quite as much of the bustard, and other ostrich-like birds, as of the hen and pheasant.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866

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