The Birds of North America; The Descriptions of Species Based Chiefly on the Collections in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution

The Birds of North America; The Descriptions of Species Based Chiefly on the Collections in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...similar, but with smaller and more obsolete blotches. Upper tail coverts, with exposed surface of wings and tail, bright rufous. Beneath white, with the upper part of the breast and sides of throat and body with triangular spots of rufous, and a few smaller ones of blackish on the middle of the breast. Inner edges of quills and tail feathers tinged with rufous pink. No light lines on the head, but a patch of rufous on the cheeks. First quill rather less than the fifth. Hind too about equal to its claw. Length, about 7.50; wing, 3.50. Hn.b.--Eestern United States to the Mississippi. Sometimes the entire head above is reddish like the back. List of specimens. cat, al.! sex. Locality. When collected. Whence obtained., Length. Stretch Wing. No. of wings.._-_I...__---1323 5' ' Carlisle, Pa..............--April 2, 1846-_.-. S. F. Baird-----.-..--.---7. 42 11.25 3-08 846 1 ____ ____..do................--Oct. 29, 1842..........--do................--1.11 11.58 3. 42 831 Q ____--do.................-Oct. 22, 1842.........--do.................-. 6. 83 11. 00 3-42 10134 6' Washington, D. C...-.....................-. J C McGuire.................................-10133 Q....-.lo.-.......................................-.do......................................-7276 ____-.. Cleveland, Ohio.........-. May---, 1852....--J. P. Kirtland.................................-Emberiza unalaschensis, GM. I, 875, probably has some relation to the present species. It is based on-the Unalascha Bunting of Pennant Arctic Zool. 11, 364. Sr. Cn.--Above very dark olive brown, with a tinge of rufous, the color continuous and uniform throughout, without any trace of blotches or spots; the upper tail coverts and outer edges of the wing and tail feathers rather...show more

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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 948g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934563
  • 9781236934567