THE birds of this genus, though by some arranged amongst the Waders have many of the external characters of the order Gallinę, such as the bulky, heavy body, short, strong, curved bill, &c. They are very wild, and difficult to be discovered, and shew considerable address in evading pursuit. The male is said to live apart after the females have been impregnated; the moult takes place twice a year.
It is much to be wished that the Bustard were more cultivated in this country; but we suspect that the division and inclosure of commons will now oppose an effectual barrier to every attempt, unless by domestication.
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