The Oologist Volume 15-17

The Oologist Volume 15-17

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...once coming half way out. She seemed as afraid to venture out as her lord was to tackle his adversary. On May 12, my friend, Mr, Hugh Jameson, and Icollected a set of the Downy Woodpecker which deserves mention for two reasons: first, height from the ground--forty-three feet, in atall slender, dead ash: second, number of eggs---seven. Perhaps the loss of no other set in my experience so pained me as did the loss of this set, for one of the seven eggs was accident ly broken in removing the set and the remainder were too highly incubated to save. Oliver Davie, Tin speaking of D. pubescens, says, "The nest is constructed seldom more than twenty feet from the ground, usually between ten and fifteen feet, the eggs are four orfive. rarely six. A. W. Butler, in his excellent report on the birds of Indiana, says, "They nest in holes in fences, in orchard trees, generally not high up." eggs 3-6. If I remember correctly, Major Bendire states that the nests are from five to fifty feet up and the eggs vary from three or four to SIX in number. I do not know what other authors state, but if sets of seven of Downy Woodpecker are common, I judge they would have said so. C. PIPER Snrrn, Anderson, Ind. New Books of 1899 devoted to Ornithology and the Natural Sciences. The Publisher of THE OOLOGIST will promptly fill orders for all books mentioned, or if preferred, orders may be sent direct to the Publishers. conry, ice sports. mounting climbing, by various experts. Imported by C. Scribner's Sons, N. Y. 364 p., 8 vo., 01., $2.40. Ornithological Periodicals. Abbreviations at left are used in the Index following to indicate the titles of publications. The Publisher of the OOLOGIST will receive subscriptions or furnish single copies at more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909046
  • 9781236909046