Oscines

Oscines

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...gay and agreeable as a widow who finds the " peace that passeth all understanding" in the consciousness that her weeds are becoming--is sufficiently rare in southern New Eng G. PHILADELPHIA2 MOURNING WARBLER. 167 land for every collector there to be glad to make its personal acquaintance. It is only known to occur there as a migrant in spring and fall, chiefly May and September; and it is rather a late arrival, in the rear of most of the Warblers. The case is different in the Canadian Fauna, where the bird breeds, and quite plentifully in some localities in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Mr. Maynard, for ' instance, found it common at Umbagog in June. Still it is locally distributed even in its native Fauna; Mr. N. C. Browne mentions the taking of specimens at Portland as an event of unusual occurrence. I should not be 'surprised to hear of its occasional nesting in Massachusetts. The general habits of the bird are those of the Maryland Yellow-throat; but it does not hug the shrubbery so closely, at least in the mating season, when the male may be observed in the tops of the trees in mixed woodland, where the undergrowth is convenient for hiding, singing a bright hearty song. At such times the female is very secretive, being seldom observed. The nest and eggs, of which little is yet known, are said to resemble closely those of the Maryland Yellow-throat. The Mourning Warbler, like a few other species not less characteristic of the Eastern Province of North America, is nevertheless-not so common a bird in any of the Atlantic States as in the interior of the country. It is one of the most. abundant Warblers in summer in Minnesota and Da kota, along the Red River of the North, where the great woods are vocal with its...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967615
  • 9781236967619