Proceedings of the Davenport Academy of Sciences

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Page 396 - KEY TO NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. Containing a concise account of every species of living and fossil bird at present known from the continent north of the Mexican and United States boundary, inclusive of Greenland. Second edition, revised to date, and entirely rewritten : with which are incorporated General Ornithology...
Page 395 - Memoirs read before the Boston Society of Natural History. Being a new series of the Boston Journal of Natural History.
Page 234 - In the spring of 1897 I had a good opportunity to study the "booming" or so-called courtship antics of the male birds, in Winnebago county. A certain number of males resort to the same spot every morning and evening for a period of about two months in the spring. March 24 — Saw about a dozen Chickens "booming" for the first time this spring, upon a low, flat-topped hill, nearly surrounded by a slough.
Page 250 - 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 395 - A History of North American Birds, by SF Baird, TM Brewer, and R. Ridgway. Land Birds, illustrated by 64 colored plates and 593 wood cuts.
Page 260 - Fully 75 per cent of the stomachs examined by the Department of Agriculture contained mice. The remains of as many as six of these little animals were found in one stomach, and several contained three or four each. Prof. FEL,. 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.
Page 244 - 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 396 - The Water Birds of North America, by SF Baird, TM Brewer and R. Ridgway. Issued in continuation of the publications of the Geological Survey of California. JD Whitney, State Geologist.
Page 339 - Greater part of United States east of the Great Plains . . . breeding north to New Brunswick . . . Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, and southward to midland Virginia and western North Carolina, Kentucky and eastern Kansas, etc." Bruner, Wolcott and Swenk give the Migrant Shrike as occurring regularly in eastern Nebraska, but only locally common. The White-rumped Shrike occurs over the entire state. Both varieties are reported from Omaha, Lincoln, Beatrice, etc. (Rev. Bds. Neb., 1904, p. 95). In...
Page 247 - 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; i, centipede; 13, offal; and 89 were empty.

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