The Birds of Indiana; With Illustrations of Many of the Species Prepared for the Indiana Horticultural Society and Originally Published in Its Transactions for 1890

The Birds of Indiana; With Illustrations of Many of the Species Prepared for the Indiana Horticultural Society and Originally Published in Its Transactions for 1890

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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. 1892* edition. Excerpt: ...houses. They arrive during May and June and depart in September. It is a very interesting sight to see, at dusk some pleasant September evening, the great numbers migrating along some water-course, for then they may be seen to best advantage. Suborder CYPSELI. Swifts. Family MICROPODID.E. Swifts. Subfamily CHJErURINiE Spine-tailed Swifts. Genus Chvetura Stephens. Head and tail feather of Chimney Swift; nat. size. "159. Chsetura pelagica ( Linn.). C-iimney Swift. Common summer resident throughout the State Breeds. In some localities colonies of these birds may still be found occupying hollow trees as nesting sites. I have also known them to build their nests in a shed upon a beam. They are such nuisances in houses with large, old-fashioned chimneys that many persons cover the tops of the chimneys with coarse wire-cloth to exclude the birds. Suborder TROCIIILI. Hummingbirds. Family Trochilid: . Hummingbirds. Genus TROCHILUS Lihn.eos. Subgenus Trochilus. '160. Trochilus colubris Linn. Ruby-throated Hummingbird. This beautiful little bird, the only species of its family found within our limits, is a common summer resident throughout the State, where it breeds abundantly. They arrive from the South in early May. Occasionally they appear before our latest "cold snap," and when such is the case great numbers of them perish. I had several brought to me dead one morning after a freeze in early May, and was told of several others which had been seen. Order PASSERES. Perching Birds. Suborder CLAMATORES. Songless Perching Birds. Family TYRANNIDiE. Tyrant Fly-catchers. Genus TYRANNUS Cuvier. "161. Tyrannus tyrannus (Linn.). Kingbird. An abundant summer resident. Breeds. Well known to most persons under the names, " Bee-bird" and...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597702
  • 9781236597700