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A Bird That Shaves

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Parent Issue
Day
11
Month
August
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

■ The Mo-Mo, is a beautifully plumaged bird found ia Peru. It has long blue tail-feathers, whicii it regularly shaves in the following curious way: As soon as these feathers are about three inches in length the bird bites off the web on each side of the stem for about two inches, leaving a blue tuft at the end of each. Naturalists who have studied the habits of the Mo-Mo consider it the vainest member of the bird kinedom.