The Birds of America; From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories Volume 6

The Birds of America; From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...weighed only 14 lbs. Individuals of both sexes have the upper part of the head and a portion of the neck tinged with brownish-red. The female is somewhat smaller, but otherwise similar. The young in its first plumage is of a uniform light bluish-grey, paler beneath, the fore and upper parts of the head tinged with red, the bill reddish flesh-colour, dusky at the point; the spaces between the eye and the bill, and between its basal angles, covered with minute feathers, which entirely disappear in the adult. The feet are dull yellowish flesh-colour. An adult female, procured at Philadelphia. The edges of the upper mandible are soft, with about 40 transverse lamellae, which do not project beyond the margin; those of the lower with about 60 marginal lamellae, the outer lamellae only 22. Bill along the ridge 4i inches, from the angle of the eye to the tip 4, L; lower mandible along the edge 34; depth of bill at the angle of the mouth 1-fj, its breadth at the nostrils lTj, near the end lT5j. The roof of the mouth is deeply concave, with a medial prominent line, on which is a series of hard tubercles. The width of the mouth is 1 inch 5 twelfths. The eyes are very small, their diameter being 5 twelfths, the aperture of the ear 4 twelfths. The internal cells are of vast size; the right thoracic being 4 inches long, the right abdominal 6 inches, the right hepatic 5, the left hepatic 4, the left abdominal 3i, the left thoracic 3. The heart is proportionally of large size, being 3 inches 2 twelfths in length, 2 inches 10 twelfths in breadth. The oesophagus, Fig. 1, a b c, is 2 feet 2 inches long, much narrower than the intestine, its average diameter being only 4 twelfths, but at the lower part of the neck it dilates to 8 twelfths; on entering more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653395X
  • 9781236533951