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Page 397 - A History of North American Birds, by SF Baird, TM Brewer and R. Ridgway. Land Birds. Illustrated by 64 colored plates and 593 woodcuts.
Page 262 - Beal reported finding nothing but mice in the stomachs of a .pair which he killed in Story County, Iowa. They were shot in an artificial grove swarming with small birds. Mr. Austin F. Park, of Troy, NY, in a report on the food of Hawks and Owls, which he kindly sent to this Department, mentions mice and no other kind of food as found in the stomachs of this species.
Page 252 - Of 65 stomachs examined, 2 contained small birds; 15. mice; 13, other mammals; 11, reptiles; 13, batrachians; 30, insects; 2, earthworms ; 4, crawfish ; and 7 were empty
Page 246 - River); length 14.5 inches; dark bluish, grayish to slate color ; tail nearly black " (Somes). Woodbury — "according to DH Talbot, formerly visited this county" (Rich). Genus CIRCUS Lacepede. 137- (331). Circus hudsonius (Linn.). Marsh Hawk. The Marsh Hawk or Harrier is a common summer resident in most parts of the state, nesting most frequently in northern Iowa, and is given as a rare winter resident in Lee county (Currier). It is a low-flying Hawk, hovering low over the meadows, and may be identified...
Page 249 - Of 562 stomachs examined, 54 contained poultry or game birds ; 51, other birds; 278, mice; 131, other mammals; 37, batrachians or reptiles ; 47, insects ; 8, crawfish ; 1, centiped ; 13, offal ; and 89 were empty
Page 306 - TM Trippe noted the occurrence of the two forms together in Decatur and Mahaska counties, 5. magna predominating (Proc. Bost. Soc., xv, 1872, p. 239), saying: "The former (negleda) is never heard after the first of September, although it arrives as soon, or a little before the other, viz., early in March, while the latter remains till November. I have never heard a bird whose notes were intermediate between the two.
Page 285 - With troops of fledglings catching their winged prey as they go and lodging by night in tall chimneys, the flocks drift slowly south joining with other bands, until on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico they become an innumerable host. Then they disappear. Did they drop into the water or hibernate in the mud, as was believed of old, their obliteration could not be more complete.
Page 325 - Sparrow. The Clay-colored Sparrow is a bird of the central region of the United States and British America, east to Iowa and Illinois. It is reported from nearly all parts of the state as a migrant, rare in most localities in eastern Iowa, and tolerably common in central and western Iowa, migrating in the latter part of April, more numerously in early May and during September and October. It is found rather sparingly as a summer resident in the northern part of the state and a few nests have been...
Page 122 - Canada. 100 pp., 3 plates, $1.25. Starr, Frederick. — Notes Upon the Ethnography of Southern Mexico. (See also Vol. IX.) 90 pp., 10 plates, $1.10. Barnes, WD, Reppert, Fred and Miller, AA— The Flora of Scott and Muscatine Counties, Iowa. 85 pp., 2 plates, $1.00. Putnam, Mrs. MLD— Inaugural Address, read before the Academy April 27, jgoo.