On the American finches, see Audubon, 'Ornithological Biography, vol. i. pp. 174, 221, and Jerdon, 'Birds of India, vol. ii. p. 383. On the Fringilla cannabina of Madeira, Mr. Ornaments of all kinds, whether permanently or temporarily gained, are sedulously displayed by the males, and apparently serve to excite, attract, or fascinate the females.
The Siskin, however, is not mentioned in Professor Ansted's list, and there is no specimen at present in the Museum. LINNET. Linota cannabina, Linnaeus. French, "Linotte," "Grosbec linotte." The Linnet is resident and the most numerous bird in the Islands by far, outnumbering even the House Sparrow, and it is equally common and breeds in all the Islands.
It is also used to dye woollens of a red colour. CUSCUTA europaea. DODDER. The herb gives out a lightish red. CRATAEGUS Oxycantha. HAWTHORN. The bark of this plant, with copperas, is used by the Highlanders to dye black. DATISCA cannabina. BASTARD-HEMP. This produces a yellow; but is not easily fixed, therefore it presently fades to a light tinge. DELPHINIUM Consolida.
Fraser, C., on the different colours of the sexes in a species of Squilla. Fraser, G., colours of Thecla. Frere, Hookham, quoting Theognis on selection in mankind. Fringilla cannabina. Fringilla ciris, age of mature plumage in. Fringilla cyanea, age of mature plumage in. Fringilla leucophrys, young of. Fringilla spinus. Fringilla tristis, change of colour in, in spring; young of.
Hammering, difficulty of. Hancock, A., on the colours of the nudibranch Mollusca. Hands, larger at birth, in the children of labourers; structure of, in the quadrumana; and arms, freedom of, indirectly correlated with diminution of canines. Handwriting, inherited. Handyside, Dr., supernumerary mammae in men. Harcourt, E. Vernon, on Fringilla cannabina. Hare, protective colouring of the.