Dr J. Sibthorpe, the editor of Flora Graeca was in Larnaca district collecting specimens of the flora and fauna of the island.

I staid at home that my painter might have time to design the plants collected in my walk to Livadia, and several birds that were shot by a chasseur whom we had employed as a guide. Our situation at the Salines was one of the most favourable in the island for the botanist and ornithologist. Several little pools invited a number of Grallae to its neighbourhood. Near Larnaka was one of considerable extend, and the salt lake was scarcely a mile distant. Cyprus, situated between Asia and Africa partakes to the production of both; sometimes we noticed the birds and plants of Syria and Caramania; sometimes those of Egypt. Many of the Grallae we saw were probably birds of passage.