The Osprey, Vol. 4

The Osprey, Vol. 4 : An Illustrated Magazine of Popular Ornithology; February, 1900 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Osprey, Vol. 4: An Illustrated Magazine of Popular Ornithology; February, 1900 In yesterday's (sunday's) Sun of this city there is a long article on Shooting Squealer Duck in Arkansas which I send to you herewith. I have tried unsuccessfully to identify the duck, but I suppose it must have been described as so prominent a bird could scarcely have escaped recognition till the present time. It is described as being especially fond of acorns or mast. For the rest, let the writer speak for himself. This duck is in reality a variety of widgeon, though in habits it resembles the wood duck. It will even light in trees occasionally, though it does not nest in them. It gets its name from the peculiar whistling sound made by its wings when it is in rapid flight. This whistle at times becomes a positive squeal. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 50g
  • English
  • 12 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243265255
  • 9780243265251