The Ornithologist and Oologist Volume 27

The Ornithologist and Oologist Volume 27

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...many true lover of nature. Upon entering the swamp, keep still for a few moments and you will soon hear a low sweet song, ventriloquail, to a certain extent but so closely resembling that of the Hooded Warbler that it is Plate No. 3i--"Nest and Eggs of Swai nson's Warbler in Canes." Photo by Troup D. Perry. a few feet of where you stand. While you stand enraptured within the swamp, the whole scene changes, on the right you will hear the clear wn1stle of the Cardinal, and now and then see one of this gaudy specie fly by, overhead the melancholy song of the Wood Thrush is heard, and from a distance comes the song of the Carolina Wren (which can imitate most any roots trip you up now and then) Palmetto Gall Cones and a growth of tangled vines, but one never thinks of trouble while after eggs. Now you commence to hunt. Look for any thing that looks like a bunch of dead leaves, for the nest is nothing more than a mass of dead leaves laid in layers to the depth of several inches, having a rather rough lookon the outside but very compact inside. It is lined with pine needles and "dead moss_, which closely resembles horse hair, and if luck is on your side you will see eggs resting in the nest, which will repay you for the hard time you have had wading through the water and fighting the mosquitoes that always infest the swamp. During the twenty years I have been collecting eggs of this specie and several other sets collected by the late Geo. Noble and Dr. Chas. Du Pont, making a total of 54 sets, only four had 4 eggs, so that 3 seems to be the usual number, and at times only two with incubation far advanced. I have never seen but one spotted set and that is now in my collection, presented to me by the late Dr. Du Pont. The spots...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690091X
  • 9781236900913