A Reprint of [His] North American Zoology; Reproduction of the Part ... Published ... in [The] 2D. American Ed. of Guthrie's Geography in 1815 ... Added an Appendix by S. N. Rhoads

A Reprint of [His] North American Zoology; Reproduction of the Part ... Published ... in [The] 2D. American Ed. of Guthrie's Geography in 1815 ... Added an Appendix by S. N. Rhoads

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... with water: in that case they are generally found sitting on the fallen reeds, waiting for the ebbing of the tide. Their food consists of various aquatic plants, . seeds, insects and small fish. The Coot swims remarkably well, and, when w.ounded, will dive like a Duck. It is known in Pennsylvania by the name of the Mud-hen. American Aroset. This species arrives on the coast of Cape May late in April; rears its young, and departs to the south early in 00tober. lt almost constantly frequents the shallow pools in the salt marshes: wading about, often to the belly, in search of marine worms, snails, and various insects that abound among the soft muddy bottoms of the pools. lt is a shy and noisy bird; and from its per-petual clamour it is called by the inhabitants of Cape May, the Law yer. The nest of this species is generally fixed in a tuft of grass, at a short distance from one of the above mentioned pools; the eggs are four in number, of a dull olive colour, marked with large irregu. lar blotches of black. The I'ong-legged Aroset arrives on the coast of New Jersey about the same time as the foregoing; and frequents the like situations, in the salt marshes. But they are considerably more numerous than the American Avoset. They breed in small communities: the nests of six or eight pair being generally found in the vicinity of one of the pools. The eggs are also four in number, of a dark yellowish clay colour, thickly marked with large blotches of black. These nests are often placed within fifteen or twenty yards of each other; but the greatest harmony seems to prevail among the proprietors. rVhile the females are sitting, the males are either wading through the ponds, or roaming over the adjoining marshes; but should a person make his...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991001
  • 9781236991003