Nightingale Quotes (2 quotes)
I heard there the nightingale in all its perfection: and I do not hesitate to pronounce that in America it would be deemed a bird of the third rank only, our mocking-bird and fox-coloured thrush being unquestionably superior to it.
The infinite variations in the ways creatures fulfill the same requirementto fuel energy needsconstantly astound me. Booby birds and pelicans actually performed underwater dives, descending some twenty feet below the surface and then flapping their wings to fly through water. Totally encrusted with tiny diamond bubbleslike the jeweled nightingales of Asian emperorsthey soared around below for nearly half a minute.