Report on Bird Migration in the Missipi Valley in the Years 1884 and 1885

Report on Bird Migration in the Missipi Valley in the Years 1884 and 1885

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...as resident, afew remainingin winter, but most of them going south. On asking Mr. Lloyd whether he was sure it was M. aler that nested there, he replied that its identification as the typical bird was positive, and that he had found their eggs from May 1 to June 10 in nests of the Orchard Oriole, Nonpareil, Bell's Vireo, etc.' In this he agrees with Mr. Nehrling, who makes the same statement concerning its breeding at Houston, Tex. In 'Indian Territory, at Caddo, they were quite common throughout the winter of 1883-'84, but all the birds were either females or males in the garb ot' the female; no bright males were seen until January 17, and no flocks of males until January 19. The bulk of males came January 22; the bulk of the species left February 22, and the last disappeared March 24. At Saint Louis, in the spring of 1884, the first came March 17, but only a few were seen. At Carlinville, Ill., some were seen March 31, and at Burlington, Iowa, April 7. So far the dates probably represent somewhat nearly the actual movements of the species. Then came the severe and widespread snow-storms of the early part of April, as a result of which only one record north of Burlington was made previous to April 16, but when the records began again they were so thoroughly and hopelessly contradictory that it is useless to attempt to reconcile them. All that can be said is that "firsts" came to stations between the parallels of 41 and 450 all the way from April 16 to May 15, being quoted from latitude 450, April 16, and from latitude 41, May 15, with all intermediate dates between. The first was recorded from Argusville, Dak., May 9. There seems to be an error in the date (April 14) given from Oak Point, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932552
  • 9781236932556