Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories Volume 2, No. 2

Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories Volume 2, No. 2

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... through the center of which wind the clear waters of the Eio Mazatlan; there abounds animal life in great abundance; the old neglected fields, overgrown with matted vegetation, harbor innumerable field-mice and other rodents; here various species of lizards and snakes dart through the thickets wheu scared from their sunny beds. The lagoons furnish other reptiles; swarms of ducks and various kinds of water-fowl resort to their slimy waters; the woods are enlivened with great numbers of birds, all of which furnish to the different species of hawks their favorite prey. "The remarkable species which heads this article I discovered in this locality; it is entirely new to me, and I have not yet seen it mentioned in any volume at my command; the specimen has been sent to the National Institution at Washington for identification. The flight of this hawk seems rather heavy, resembling somewhat the common fish-hawk, the wings appearing very broad and the tail remarkably short. Upon examining the contents of the stomach, after skinning it, I found only the remains of fish, one of which had been but freshly devoured; it was a species of perch found in the lagoons and rivers of this region."--Col. A. J. Grayson, in Mem. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 1874, p. 302. Genus THEASAETUS, Gray. Harpia Vieili.ot, Analyse, 1816,24. Type, laleo harpyia Linn, (not of Oschenh. 1810). Harpyia Cuvier, 1817. Same tpe. Thrasaetus Gray, P. Z. S. 1837,108. Same type. Nethrophrontes Gloger, Handb. Naturg. 1842,219. Same type. Anopaia Haideman, Pr. Ac. Nat. Sci. Philad. 1842, 188. Same type. Ch.--Form that of Spizaetus, but organization more robust throughout, and tarsi almost entirely bare. Bill robust (similar to that of Spizaetus coronatus); arch of the culmen...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236748891
  • 9781236748898