The Natural History of Washington Territory and Oregon; With Much Relating to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Utah, and California ... Being Those Parts of the Final Reports on the Survey of the Northern Pacific Railroad Route, Relating to

The Natural History of Washington Territory and Oregon; With Much Relating to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Utah, and California ... Being Those Parts of the Final Reports on the Survey of the Northern Pacific Railroad Route, Relating to

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...than sixth. Tail slightly rounded. Above olive gray; top and sides of the head black. Chin and throat white, streaked with black. Eyelids, anda spot above the eye anteriorly, white. Under parts and inside of the wings, chestnut brown. The under tail covets and anal region, with tibae, white, showing the blumbeous inner portions of the feathers. Wings dark brown, the feathers all edged more or less with pale ash. Tail still darker, the extreme feathers tipped with white. Length, 9.75; extent, 16; wing, 5.43', mil, 4.75; tarsus, 1.25. Bill, yellow, dusky along the ridge and at the tip; legs, black; iris, brown. Hab.--Continent 01 North America to Mexico. The robin is as abundant and familiar in all parts of this Territory as in the eastern States. It is also a constant resident and builds its nest in May. I noticed fledged young as early as June 10, at Puget Sound.--O. This bird is very abundant in both Oregon and Washington Territories. I have secured many specimens for the sake of accurate comparison with eastern birds of the same species.--S. Sr. CH.---Fourth quill longest; third and fifth a little shorter; second much longer than sixth. Tail nearly even; the lateral feather shorter. Above, rather dark bluish slate; under parts generally, a patch on the upper eyelids continuous with a stripe behind it along the side of the head and neck, the lower eyelids, two bands across the wing coverts and the edges of the quills, in part, rufous orange brown; middle of belly white. Sides of the head and neck, continuous with a broad pectoral transverse band, black. Most of tail feathers with a terminal patch of brownish white. Female more olivaceaus above; the white of the abdomen more extended; the brown beneath paler; the pectoral band...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911776
  • 9781236911773