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From Robert Goodwin Mumbray   18 January 1864

Summary

Has verified J. M. Bechstein’s contention that species of finches hybridise.

Quotes Thomas Bewick’s observations on hybrids between pheasants and common fowl. RGM had often noticed so-called "pheasant fowl", but thought it was a foreign bird.

Author:  Robert Goodwin Mumbray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 171: 318–318/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4392
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