Life Histories of North American Birds, from the Parrots to the Grackles; With Special Reference to Their Breeding Habits and Eggs. with Seven Lithographic Plates

Life Histories of North American Birds, from the Parrots to the Grackles; With Special Reference to Their Breeding Habits and Eggs. with Seven Lithographic Plates

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... the forks of the limb, but is also bound to one of the branches of the fork for almost the entire length of the nest. Long grass stems hang from the front of the nest for 12 inches below the bottom; the nest measures externally 10 inches in depth by 6 inches in horizontal diameter." The one sent to the United States National Museum, taken at the same place on April 8, 1890, is similarly constructed; it resembles the nests of our Cactus Wren very much, and might readily be mistaken for one of them. The eggs are two or three in number, ovate in shape, rather thin shelled, and without luster; their ground color is a delicate creamy white with a faint pinkish tint, and they are sparingly marked, especially about the larger end of the egg, with minute spots of prune and heliotrope-purple and lavender. The average measurement of five eggs in the United States National Museum collection is 23.11 by 16.76 millimetres, or 0.91 by 0.66 inch. The largest egg measures 25.91 by 16.76 millimetres, or 1.02 by 0.66 inches; the smallest, 21.34 by 16.51 millimetres, or 0.84 by 0.65-inch. The type specimen, No. 25283 (PI. 1, Fig. 22), from a set of three eggs, was taken by Mr. George K. Cherrie, near San Jose, Costa Rica, on June 30, 1890, and represents an average-marked egg. 94-Myiodynastes luteiventris Sclater SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHER. Myiodynastes luteiventris Sclater, Proceedings Zoological Society, 1859, 42 (ex Bonaparte Compte Rendu XXXVIII, .1854, 657, nomen nudum). (B--, C--, R 310, O 365, U 451.) Geographical Range: Mexico and Central America; north to southern Arizona; south to Panama. We are indebted to Mr. W. H. Henshaw for the addition of this handsome Flycatcher to our avifauna. He says: "This peculiar Flycatcher appears to be a summer...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630122
  • 9781236630124