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 Indies and Volume 1

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 Indies and Volume 1

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...and grayer, the occipital portion, and also the supra-auricular stripe, distinctly gray; length (skins), 152.65-168.66 (169.26); wing, 73.41-80.52(76.71); tail, 68.33-76.45 (72.39); exposed culmen, 10.41-11.94 (11.18); depth of bill at base, 7.11-8.13 (7.37); tarsus, 21.34-24.38(23.11); middle toe. 14.Uy-17.27 (16.00).' Immature (youny in, firzt winter?).--Similar to adults, but lighter streaks of back, etc.. dull butfy instead of gray; lateral stripes of pileum and postocular streak chestnut instead of black; median crown-stripe light cinnamon or wood brown instead of white, and gray of under parts more or less suffused with bufl'y. Youny in first pluimu/e.--Lateral stripes of pileum light brown, streaked with dusky; median stripe pale buff or bufl'y whitish, streaked with dusky; under parts dull buffy whitish, the chest, sides of throat, sides, etc., streaked with dusky; upper portion of lores (down to anterior angle of eye) brownish, like forehead; otherwise much like young in first winter, but streaks on back, and scapulars blackish instead of chestnut-brown. More eastern British Provinces and greater part of United States; breeding from Vermont (Rutland), Province of Quebec (near city of Quebec, Point de Monts, etc.), northeastern Minnesota (?), etc., northward to west side of Hudson Bay (Severn River. Albany Fort, etc.), and over peninsula of Labrador to southern Greenland, and throughout the high mountain districts of the western United States, from the main Rocky Mountain ranges to the Sierra Nevada, including the intermediate Uintah and Wahsatch ranges; breeding southward to New Mexico and Arizona (San Francisco Mountains), northward to 1 Fifteen specimens. Eastern and western specimens compare in average measurements as follows: ...show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788885
  • 9781236788887