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The feathered tribes are everywhere abundant in the fields, woods and marshes.
Cicadas sang in the trees near them, and a mockingbird mimicked its feathered friends.
In a word, he loved his kind as animals, but did not seem to find them as interesting as those furred and feathered.
Between 70 and 80 species have already been described, many of them the most gorgeously adorned, and others, such as the Pteridophora albertisi, the most wonderful of feathered creatures.
When feathered or provided with secondary barbs the setae will respond to movements or vibrations in the surrounding water, and have been supposed to have an auditory function.