The Birds of Iowa

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Davenport Academy of Sciences, 1907 - 292 pages

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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 395 - 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 339 - ... Loggerhead Shrike. The Northern Loggerhead Shrike is described by Ridgway (Bds. N. and Mid. Amer., iii, p. 243) as "practically identical in coloration with LI ludovicianus, but gray of upper parts averaging slightly paler (especially the gray along upper margin of the black loral space) and under parts less purely white, etc. . . bill much smaller and the tail decidedly shorter than wing, instead of the reverse" . . . Range — "Greater part of United States east of the Great Plains . . breeding...
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Page 270 - First, it was destructive to fruit orchards, and for this reason was killed by agriculturists ; second, it has been trapped and bagged in enormous numbers by professional bird-catchers ; third, it has been killed in myriads for its plumage ; and fourth, it has been wantonly slaughtered by so-called sportsmen
Page 304 - 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 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; 1, centipede; 13, offal; and 89 were empty.

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