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    Linnean Society, April 1.—Dr. A. Günther, F.R.S., President, in the chair.—Mr. Miller Christy exhibited three royal state cloaks formerly worn by the kings of the Hawaiian Islands, and made of the feathers of four species of birds, of which the exhibitor gave an account, referring to the coloured figures of them given in Mr. Scott Wilson's “Birds of Hawaii,” namely, Vestiaria coccinea(red), Psittacirostra psittacea (green), Acrulocercus nobilis, and Drepanis pacifica (black and yellow). The last-named, of which no specimen is to be found in the National Collection, was believed to be now extinct.—Mr. W. T. Thiselton-Dyer exhibited:

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