Bird Lore; A Bi-Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Study and Protection of Birds and Mammals Volume 12-13

Bird Lore; A Bi-Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Study and Protection of Birds and Mammals Volume 12-13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...July. Late nesting species. Second broods. Food of young birds. August. Summer V isilants. Decline of song. Change of food. Fruit-foods. September. Early Fall Transients. Collection of weed seed and insects. October. Fall T m-nsients. Irregular Migrants. Fall food-supply. November. Late Fall Transients. Putting up nesting-boxes. December. Permanent Residents. Christmas-day census. Putting up birds' Christmas-tree. N01'!-: .--Brackets indicate that a choice of species may be made according to locality. It is suggested that pictures of common and closely related species be shown and described with reference to distribution and habits. A Story of the Tongue _.1. (With illustrations from an article by F. A. Lucas ' ' in Bran-Lone, Vol. II, No. 1) YES see, ears hear, noses smell, tongues taste. Tongues also push food away from the roof of the _ ' '-mouth and from the teeth down the long throatTongue of Flicker, . showing how it can be tube. Some tongues do even more than this by helpm"dd' ing to find the food and bring it to the mouth. Man has a tasting, pushing tongue. Cats and dogs have a tasting, pushing, lapping tongue. The tongues of birds taste little, but push and feel, besides hunting for food and bringing it to the mouth. If you have never seen a bird's tongue, you will hardly believe how wonderful it is. There are almost as many different kinds of birds' Th" Chl"""" '"' tongues as there are different kinds of birds; but when you find out how very many kinds of seeds and insects and other things birds eat, you will see that a bird must have the right kind of a tongue in order to get the food it likes. The Chickadee's tongue looks like a tiny fork; the...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909550
  • 9781236909558