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 5

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 5

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...tobaci (not Trochilics tobaci Gmelin) Elliot, Ibis, 1878, 49.--Agyrtria tobaci Elliot, Classif. and Synop. Troch., 1879, 206; Ridgway, Rep. U. S. Nat. Mus. for 1890 (1891), 382. This species has been recorded as a North American bird on account of its alleged accidental occurrence at Cambridge, Massachusetts; but the circumstances, as related, strongly indicate substitution (perhaps accidental), by the taxidermist, of a trade skin of this species for a specimen of the common Archilochus colubris. a Twenty-three specimens. According to the material examined, the majority of adult females are absolutely similar in coloration to adult males. - Twelve specimens. Young.--Similar to adults, but feathers of pileum, rump, and upper tail-coverts narrowly and indistinctly tipped with brownish. Southeastern Mexico, in States of Vera Cruz (Cord6va; Orizaba; Misantla; Xochiapa; Playa Vicente; Buena Vista; Pasa Nueva; Sochiapa), Oaxaca (Guichicovi; Chimalapa; mountains near Santo Domingo), Tabasco (Teapa), Chiapas (Palenque; Ocuilapa), Campeche (Canasayat), and Yucatan (Temax; La Vega), and southward through Guatemala (Guatemala City; Coban; Choctum; Coban to Chisec; Gualan; Los Amates, Yzabal), British Honduras (Belize; Corosal; Cayo; Southern Pine Kidge), Honduras (Truxillo; Santa Ana; San Pedro Sula; Potrerillos) and Nicaragua (Matagalpa; La Libertad and Santo Domingo, Chontales), to western Costa Rica (San Pedro del Moj6n; Coronado de T6rraba). Irochilus candidus Bourcier and Mulsant, Ann. Soc. Phys. et Nat., ix, 1846, 326 (Coban, Guatemala); Rev. Zool., 1846, 319. Polytmus candidus Gray, Gen. Birds, i, Dec, 1848, 108. Polytmus candidus Gray, Hand-list, i, 1869, 128, no. 1617. Thaumatias candidus Bonaparte, Consp. Av., i, 1850, 78.--Sclater and...show more

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  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 771g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553020
  • 9781236553027