The Birds of North and Middle America; A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher Groups, Genera, Species, and Subspecies of Birds Known to Occur in North America, from the Arctic Lands to the Isthmus of Panama, the West Volume 7, No. 1916

The Birds of North and Middle America; A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher Groups, Genera, Species, and Subspecies of Birds Known to Occur in North America, from the Arctic Lands to the Isthmus of Panama, the West Volume 7, No. 1916

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...flecked with red, the feathers of pileum narrowly margined terminally with black, forming more or less distinct narrow bars, which are much broader on lower hindneck and sometimes obsolete on forehead or even on crown; anterior portion of forehead or supraloral region sometimes with dark red feathers; rest of upper parts bright parrot green, except primary coverts, primaries, and distal secondaries; primary coverts (at least in part) geranium red or light scarlet-red; primaries (except the outermost) dark blue on outer webs and terminal portion of inner webs, edged with green basally and (more or less) with dull whitish or pale brownish distally, the inner webs, including terminal portion of those of longer quills, dull black; outer webs of distal secondaries lighter blue, more broadly edged with green; inner webs of four outer rectrices with basal half (more or less) red (dull spectrum red), the distal half parrot green passing into pale yellowish green on edge, the outer webs of the two outermost suffused with blue distally; under parts clear light paris green or deep calliste green, the chest (sometimes breast and sides also) occasionally more or less distinctly barred with blackish; smaller under wing-coverts clear light green, becoming yellowish on carpo-metacarpal edge; under primary coverts and under surface of remiges dull bluish green (nearly malachite or french green), the former narrowly edged with paler, the latter blackish toward shaft and on distal portion of longer primaries; bill dusky horn color, with a more or less distinct lighter spot on sides of maxilla, beneath nostrils; legs and feet dusky horn color (in dried skins). Immature.--Similar to adults, but some (in younger birds all) of the primary coverts green. Adult...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512383
  • 9781236512383