Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum Volume 24

Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum Volume 24

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...a white spot; sides of face and sides of neck and chin whitish, with a slight rufescent tinge, streaked with minute spots of dusky brown; lower throat and under surface of tody deep chestnut, streaked on the throat and fore-neck and barred on the rest of the under surface with dusky blackish; under tailcoverts broadly barred with rufous and black and tipped with white; axillaries and under wing-coverts slaty blackish, the outer coverts with broad white edgings; quills dusky below, with a little white at the base of the inner web: "bill greyish yellow, dark 'brown along the ridge of the upper mandible, and blackish towards the tips of both; feet light greyish blue; iris brown" (J. J. Audubon). Total length 14 inches, culmen 3-3, wing 81, tail 2-9r tarsus 2-2. Adult female in breeding-plumage. Similar to the male, hut never so fully assuming the red plumage. Total length 14 inches, culmen 3-7, wing 8-7, tail 2-9, tarsus 2-5. Adult in winter plumage. Ashy brown with dusky shaft-lines to the feathers; rump darker and more of a dusky blackish; upper tail-coverts white with black tips; tail black, white at base; wingcoverts ashy brown with whitish edges, broader on the greater series, the lesser coverts darker brown; quills as in the summer plumage, the innermost secondaries ashy brown like the back; crown of head uniform ashy brown, tho hind-neck slightly fulvescent; lores and feathers in front of the eye dusky brown, surmounted by a broad streak of dull white; Bides of face and sides of neck ashy grey, whiter below the eye; throat and under surface of body white, the lower throat, fore-neck, and chest ashy grey, with whitish edges to the feathers; axillaries and under wing-coverts blackish, the latter edged with white. more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966244
  • 9781236966247