Bulletin of the United States National Museum Volume . 25

Bulletin of the United States National Museum Volume . 25

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... to Central America, New Granada, Ecuador, and Cuba. Greenland, Europe and Siberia (accidental). (Coues.) This species also visited Bermuda in small numbers during the productive autumn of 1849, when a few were obtained. It has since occurred, at long intervals, in the autumn. Mr. Bartram's collection contains three specimens of various dates. On April 20, 1875, I shot a fine male in Smith's Marsh, the first recorded instance of its vernal appearance. The stomach contained four or five white grubs, and some fragments of marsh plants. One was brought to Lieutenant Denison, Boyal Engineers, on the 22d September, 1875, and another (a male) killed by a boy with a stick in Devonshire Swamp, on the 19th February, 1876. Sub-family MIMING. Genus Mimus, Boie. 4. Mimus carolinensis, (Linn.) Gray. Cat-bird, . Muscicapa carolinensis, Linn. Turdus carolinensis, Licht. Orpheus carolinettsis, Aud. Mimus carolinensis, Gray, Bd., and of modern authors. Galeoscoptes carolinensis, Cab., Bd., Sumich., Sol., Stev. Felivox carolinensis, Bp. Turdus felivox, Vieil., Bp., Nutt., Aud. Orpheus felivox, Sw. & Rich., Aud. Mimus felivox, Bp. Turdus lividus, Wils. Length, 8.85; wing, 3.65; tail, 4; tarsus,1.5. Hab.--United States, north to Bed Biver and Saskatchewan; west to the Columbia, to Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado; south to Panama, Mexico, Cuba. Besident in Southern States (Coues). Locally termed "Blackbird." Besident and abundant; its harsh, mewing cry may be heard all the year round, relieved in spring by a weak but commendable roundelay. After a shower of rain in May or June the marshes appear literally alive with these sprightly birds, and a most agreeable concert take place among the males, prolonged till dusk should the weather continue fine. On ordinary...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548094
  • 9781236548092