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Birds of the Rockies   By: (1856-1937)

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BIRDS OF THE ROCKIES

by

LEANDER S. KEYSER

Author of "In Bird Land," Etc.

With Eight Full page Plates (four in color) by LOUIS AGASSIZ FUERTES; Many Illustrations in the Text by BRUCE HORSFALL, and Eight Views of Localities from Photographs

With a Complete Check List of Colorado Birds

[Illustration: PLATE I

WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER Sphyrapicus thyroideus (Figure on left, male; on right, female)]

[Illustration]

Chicago ยท A. C. McClurg and Co. Nineteen Hundred and Two

Copyright A. C. McClurg & Co. 1902

Published September 27, 1902

TO KATHERINE AND THE BOYS

IN MEMORY OF MANY HAPPY DAYS BOTH INDOORS AND OUT

CONTENTS PAGE

UP AND DOWN THE HEIGHTS 19

INTRODUCTION TO SOME SPECIES 31

BALD PEAKS AND GREEN VALES 47

BIRDS OF THE ARID PLAIN 83

A PRETTY HUMMER 103

OVER THE DIVIDE AND BACK 117

A ROCKY MOUNTAIN LAKE 139

A BIRD MISCELLANY 149

PLAINS AND FOOTHILLS 177

RAMBLES ABOUT GEORGETOWN 197

HO! FOR GRAY'S PEAK! 223

PLEASANT OUTINGS 259

A NOTABLE QUARTETTE 285

CHECK LIST OF COLORADO BIRDS 307

INDEX 349

ILLUSTRATIONS

FULL PAGE PLATES

PLATE FACING PAGE

I. WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER Sphyrapicus thyroideus Frontispiece

II. GREEN TAILED TOWHEE Pipilo chlorurus ; SPURRED TOWHEE Pipilo megalonyx 47

III. LAZULI BUNTING Cyanospiza amoena 83

IV. LARK BUNTING Calamospiza melanocorys 139

V. LOUISIANA TANAGER Pyranga ludoviciana 177

VI. TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE Myiadestes townsendii 223

VII. RUDDY DUCK Erismatura rubida 259

VIII. BROWN CAPPED LEUCOSTICTE Leucosticte australis 303

SCENIC AND TEXT ILLUSTRATIONS PAGE

WHITE CROWNED SPARROWS ("Their grass lined nests by the babbling mountain brook") 21

TURTLE DOVES ("Darting across the turbulent stream") 44

PIPITS ("Te cheer! te cheer!") 50

PIPITS ("Up over the Bottomless Pit") 51

WHITE CROWNED SPARROW ("Dear Whittier") 55

RUBY CROWNED KINGLET ("The singer elevated his crest feathers") 65

DESERT HORNED LARKS ("They were plentiful in this parched region") 84

HORNED LARK ("It was a dear little thing") 88

COYOTE ("Looking back to see whether he were being pursued") 100

ONE OF THE SEVEN LAKES 105

SUMMIT OF PIKE'S PEAK 111

"PIKE'S PEAK IN CLOUDLAND" 114

CLIFF SWALLOWS ("On the rugged face of a cliff") ... Continue reading book >>




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