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The Bird Book Illustrating in natural colors more than seven hundred North American birds; also several hundred photographs of their nests and eggs.   By: (1876-1912)

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES:

Page numbers have been retained for easier references. As a result, pages are not concatenated; a few pages will end without punctuation, and the following page will start in lower case.

Inconsistencies in the numbering sequence have been retained.

The illustration descriptions have been regrouped at the end of each page. Where the description only states a color, it should be understood as an "egg color".

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THE BIRD BOOK [Illustration: 003]

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[Illustration: 004 PASSENGER OR WILD PIGEON Female. Male. Young.]

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THE BIRD BOOK

ILLUSTRATING IN NATURAL COLORS MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS; ALSO SEVERAL HUNDRED PHOTOGRAPHS OF THEIR NESTS AND EGGS

BY

CHESTER A. REED, B. S.

[Illustration 005: Printer's Mark.]

GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

1915

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Copyright, 1914, by CHARLES K. REED

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian.

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[Illustration 007: BARN OWL.]

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[Illustration 008: TOPOGRAPHY OF A BIRD.]

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Diving Birds. Order I. Pygopodes 10 Grebes. Family Colymbidæ 11 Loons. Family Gaviidæ 17 Auks, Murres and Puffins. Family Alcidæ 21

Long winged Swimmers. Order II. Longipennes 35 Skuas and Jægers. Family Stercoraridæ 35 Gulls and Terns. Family Laridæ 38 Skimmers. Family Rynchopidæ 58

Tube nosed Swimmers. Order III. Tubinares 59 Albatrosses. Family Diomedeidæ 59 Fulmars, Shearwaters and Petrels. Family Procellariidæ 61

Totipalmate Swimmers. Order IV. Steganopodes 72 Tropic Birds. Family Phæthontidæ 72 Gannets. Family Sulidæ 74 Darters. Family Anhingidæ 77 Cormorants. Family Phalacrocoracidæ 78 Pelicans. Family Pelecanidæ 83 Man o' War Birds. Family Fregatidæ 86

Lamellirostral Swimmers. Order V. Anseres 87 Ducks, Geese and Swans. Family Anatidæ 87

Lamellirostral Grallatores. Order VI. Odontoglossæ 115 Flamingoes. Family Phoenicopteridæ 115

Herons, Storks, Ibises, etc. Order VII. Herodiones 115 Spoonbills. Family Plataleidæ 115 Ibises. Family Ibididæ 117 Storks and Wood Ibises. Family Ciconiidæ 118 Herons, Bitterns, etc. Family Ardeidæ 119

Cranes, Rails, etc. Order VIII. Paludicolæ 127 Cranes. Family Gruidæ 127 Courlans. Family Aramidæ 129 Rails, Gallinules and Coots. Family Rallidæ 131

Shore Birds. Order IX. Limicolæ 137 Phalaropes. Family Phalaropodidæ 137 Avocets and Stilts. Family Recurvirostridæ 139 Snipes, Sandpipers, etc. Family Scolopacidæ 140 Plovers. Family Charadriidæ 161 Surf Birds and Turnstones. Family Aphrizidæ 169 Oyster catchers. Family Hæmatopodidæ 170 Jacanas. Family Jacanidæ 172

Gallinaceous Birds. Order X. Gallinæ 175 Grouse, Partridges, etc... Continue reading book >>




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