[Three Hundred Animals Contents]
IS a bird of the swallow kind, which some call the Churn Owl. His plumage is composed of black, brown, grey, white, and ferruginous colours, beautifully arranged. The tongue is small, and placed low in the mouth; the legs small also, feathered below the knee, and covered with scales. He receives his name from the ancient error of his being supposed to suck the milk, and even the blood of Goats, his large mouth being adapted for such a use. He is said to be a bird of passage, arriving in this island about the latter end of May.