The Birds of Green Lake County, Wisconsin

The Birds of Green Lake County, Wisconsin

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... prove very destructive to weevils. Then, too, in the meadow we find the much dreaded army worm, and it is kept in check by the diligent work of the Red-winged Blackbird. Weed seeds are a part of the food of this bird. Corn when in milk is often attacked by these birds. though the damage done is not very great. YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD Xanthoccphams xanthocephulus. Arrives--April third. Length--About ten inches. Descriptiou--Head, neck, throat, and breast orange yellow; a white wing patch; rest of bird black. Female--Smaller; breast with less yellow. No nest was found by me. It is said to be the same as that of the Red-winged Blackbird. Food habits as those of the above. Seen on the marshes near Berlin, Princeton, and Green Lake. DOW BIRD: COW BUNTING.iolothrus ater. Arrives--March twenty-eighth to April seventeenth. Length--About eight inches. Description--Head and neck dark chestnut nrown; the rest of the plumage glossy black with metallic reflections. Female--Dull brownish gray, rather pale below, especially on the throat. Nest--Builds no nest, nor does it care for its young. The eggs are laid slyly in the nest of other birds smaller than itself. The young of the foster parents die as the Cowbird hatches two days before those of the foster parent. ' Eggs--White, specked with brown. One egg as a rule is placed in 8. nest, but I have found us many as three in a nest of a Warbling Vireo. This bird, the outcast of bird society, has no song. A "chuck" as an alarm note, and in spring the male will often attempt to sing, but it is as if a creaking of a rusty door hinge. It may be seen following herds of cattle, horses, and flocks of sheep. The food habits of this bird are exemplary. It feeds on grasshoppers and leaf hoppers. more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748115
  • 9781236748119