Bulletin of the Michigan Ornithological Club Volume 1-6

Bulletin of the Michigan Ornithological Club Volume 1-6

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...so forth. The many full-page plates by Fuertes and the numerous cuts in the text, add in no small measure to the value and usefulness of this work. Through the courtesy of the publishers we are able to present to our readers two reprints of Mr. Fuerte's drawings. The cutsof the Ring-bill Gull, which is somewhat reduced from the frontispiece, is a work of art and can be appreciated only by those who have seen this graceful creature flying over our rivers and lakes. ' To the closet naturalist of the East, this Handbook is indispensible, and for the students of the West it will be found as useful as we find Chapman--which means that it is the best book for the working ornithologist. Tm: STORY or A MARTIN COLONY. By J. Warren Jacobs. This interesting paper, based chiefly on the author's observations, covers a study of these interesting birds from 1896 until 1902, at Waynesburg, Pa. The dates of arrival from 1891 until I902 are given, varying from March 20th until April 8th. Cold weather retarding arrival. The adult males come first, usually one by one. They depart for the South in flocks usually the third week in August---sometimcs a few remain until early September. Mr. Jacobs has had excellent opportunity to study their food habits and finds it consists largely of beetles, dragon flies, Mayflies, winged ants and butterflies, all of which are, as far as observed, caught on the wing. One of the worst enemies of the Martin, is the English Sparrow.' The author notes that this species frequently kills the young by pecking its skull. It also destroys the Martin's eggs, and builds its nest in their houses. A continued campaign against this pest has been a means of protection, however, and the colony is...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778553
  • 9781236778550