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Letter 10132A

Darwin, C. R. to Salvin, Osbert

22 Aug [1875]

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    Obliged for his memoir ["On the avifauna of the Galapagos", Trans. Zool. Soc. (April 1875)]. His surprise that the birds from the different islands prove so similar. Comparison of the habits, nests, eggs of the commonest species of each island would throw a flood of light upon variation.


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