Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America

D. Appleton, 1895 - 421 pagina's

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The ancestor of the Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides that emerged in the 1930s; while not quite as well organized, this still contains a great deal of valuable information, including information on ... Volledige review lezen

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Pagina 400 - Chapman says (Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America) 'it is most at home in secluded woodland and thickety retreats. ... Its notes are not remarkable for variety or volume, but in purity and sweetness of tone and exquisite modulation they are unequalled.
Pagina 3 - The Geographical Origin and Distribution of North American Birds considered in Relation to Faunal Areas of North America, The Auk (New York city), x, 1893, pp.
Pagina 9 - One may go a blackberrying and make some rare discovery; or, while driving his cow to pasture, hear a new song, or make a new observation. Secrets lurk on all sides. There is news in every bush.
Pagina 148 - Northern parts of northern hemisphere, breeding in the arctic regions and migrating south in winter: in the United States, south to the Middle States, Ohio Valley, and Cape St. Lucas ; chiefly maritime
Pagina 211 - Of 320 stomachs examined, 1 contained a game bird; 53, other birds; 89, mice; 12, other mammals; 12, reptiles or batrachians; 215, insects; 29, spiders; and 29 were empty. . . . The Sparrow Hawk is almost exclusively insectivorous, except when insect food is difficult to obtain

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