256 UU. 2
actually round the arm, but in all probability, like 256, WWW.
merely placed there within the wrappings.
This <>-bird, of the Book of Dead, is of the family of
(swifts) and often confused in religious texts with the <>
WR-bird of the genera
Hirundinidae (swallows and martins); but it
could never be of the
Columbidae (doves and pigeons) as I have
It is either: Cypselus
Egyptian swift, (or
?Cypselus parvus, (Licht), little grey swift, of the South).
While the WR-bird is one of the Hirundinidae - ?Cotyle Obsoleta,
(Cab), pale crag-swallow.
The peculiar feature of the Egyptian swift (Cypselus pallidus)
is that it makes its abode in large colonies in the cliffs far
back in the hills that border the desert; from whence it leaves
for the Nile Valley at early morn and returns late in the
evening. For the reason