Elements of Ornithology; Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges

Elements of Ornithology; Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...Order Op Scansorije.--Zoological Characters--Woodpeckers.--Wrynecks.--Cuckoos.--Toucans.--Parrots.--Habits, Maccaws, Paioquets, Parrots properly so called ) FAMILY OF TENUIROSTRES. 1. Birds of this family have a slender, elongated beak without a notch, and which is sometimes straight, and sometimes arcuate. (Plate 3, fig. 11.) The principal genera of this family are the Nuthatches, Creepers, Humming-birds, and Hoopoes, which may be recognised by the following characters: (Genera.) Straight, ....-nuthatches. Moderate, and /Arcuate, .... Creepers. Tenuirostres, having the.( beak Very long and J rv slender, tonfrue 1 very slender, tongue Short, and 1 lying close at HoopoEg the botlom of I the throat J 2. The Nuthatches, --Sitta, --have a moderate, straight, depressed beak, which is cylindrical, conical, and trenchant at the point; their nostrils are partly covered by hairs directed forwards, and their tongue is short and very slightly protractile. They climb with agility in all directions, live on insects and nestle in the trunks of trees. The Common European Nuthatch, --Silta Europcea, --is of a bluish ash-colour. It is sedentary, and inhabits the lofty forests. The male joins the female in the spring, in constructing the nest; they establish themselves in a hole in a tree, and if the hole is too large, they reduce it with mud, which circumstance has acquired for it the name of Mason-pie; they line the interior with a thin bed of moss, upon which the female lays from five to seven grayish eggs, marked 1. What are the characters of birds of the family of Tenuirostres? What are the principal genira of this family 1 2. What are the characters of the Nuthatches? What are the habits of the common European Nuthatch? Upon what does it feed? e- with smshow more

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  • 9781236509727