Camps and Cruises of an Ornithologist; By Frank M. Chapman

Camps and Cruises of an Ornithologist; By Frank M. Chapman

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...naturalist, visited the Cay about 1891. Mr. Ingraham's information in regard to the presence of Boobies and Man-o'War Birds was fully verified. In May, he also wrote, great numbers of Terns (doubtless Sterna fuliginosa, 8. ancethetus and Anous stolidus) and a few Tropic Birds come to the Cay to nest. No land birds appear to be resident on Cay Verde, but it is evidently visited by numbers of migrants. During our stay the following species were noted: Audubon's Shearwater Fish Hawk Sooty Tern Duck Hawk Great Blue Heron Kingfisher Black-necked Stilt Mangrove Cuckoo Greater Yellow-leg Gray Kingbird Little Yellow-leg Savanna Sparrow Least Sandpiper Myrtle Warbler Turnstone Yellow-throat (OeotMypis) Audubon's Shearwater was doubtless breeding on the Cay in some of the innumerable holes in the limestone. No Prar. Host. Soc. Nat. liint.. VII, p. W2. attempt was made to discover it, but the abundance of the birds from nightfall until midnight, as betrayed by their singular calls, together with the absence of other land nearer than thirty miles, leaves little doubt of their presence. A single Sooty Tern was seen late one afternoon, but numbers of these birds, with possibly also Bridled Terns, were heard flying about the Cay after nightfall. Possibly they may have roosted on the Cay, or their visit may have had some connection with their later occupation of it. The three Duck Hawks living on the Cay apparently found sufficient subsistence in the Shore Birds which visited it and of which they were several times seen in pursuit. The presence of the birds above mentioned, indicates that Cay Verde would be an admirable station for the study of the migration of birds through this region. The small size of, V.1.. 0. fellow-crowned Night Heron more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527828
  • 9781236527820