396 NEW GUINEA. [chap.
respectively. The collection was rich in parrots of various species, among which were several specimens of a brilliant Charmosyna (C. papuensis)
and the wonderfully minute Nasiterna bruijniapygmy of its tribea less than four inches in extreme length, and' not so large as the bill of the great Microglossus ! There were other birds of interest and rarity,
head of great black cockatoo. (Microglossus aterrimus.) Natural size.head of great black cockatoo. (Microglossus aterrimus.) Natural size.