Notes on Birds

Notes on Birds

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...specimens of T. Alicia" including specimens from about Chicago, the locality whence u Alicia " was first described, and which, I was told, were labelled by the late R. Kennicott, as well as others from various puf of North America, including some from La Pierre House, Fort Anderson, and other e0Kmy northern localities, which had been received by the Academy trout the Smithsonian Institution, and were labelled in the handwriting of Prof. Baird. These, as already stated, bear out our conclusions published in the Proceedings of the Essex Institute as cited above. The intermediate stages are evidently very perplexing to those who conaider T. "Swaiasoiu" and T. "Alicia" as two distinct species, more than half the labels of the Smithsonian specimens in the Chicago Academy and in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, being written " T. Sieainsonu?," or " T. Alicia /," while in addition to the query, the word " hybrid "or" hybrid? " is often added. We may also add that instead of T. u Alicia" being restricted in its range to the Misawippi Valley, as was at first supposed, it comes from every part of North America inhabited by T. S-Him(mi, which at different seasons is nearly the whole continent; thus Dr. Coues gives it from the District of Columbia and Labrador, and others from other points in the Atlantic States, while I have found it as common in Western New York as in Maxsuchuaetts; it is common in the collections made about Great Slave Lake, along the Muckemrie River, and at Fort Youkon on the Youkon River. Prof. Baird mentions, in his "Review of American Birds" (p. 21), as "a very remarkable circumstance, that for two or three years past it has been more...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516354
  • 9781236516350