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How to tell the Birds from the Flowers and other Wood-cuts A Revised Manual of Flornithology for Beginners   By: (1868-1955)

How to tell the Birds from the Flowers and other Wood-cuts A Revised Manual of Flornithology for Beginners by Robert Williams Wood

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How To Tell The Birds From The Flowers And Other Wood cuts.

A Revised Manual of Flornithology for Beginners.


Verses and Illustrations By Robert Williams Wood.

Published By Duffield and Co. New York.

Copyright 1917. By Duffield and Co.



The Burr. The Bird. 1. The Crow. The Crocus. 2. The Plover. The Clover. 3. Ole Gander. Oleander. 4. The Hen. The Lichen. 5. The Pelican. The Panicle. 6. The Pea. The Pewee. 7. The Parrot. The Carrot. 8. The Rue. The Rooster. 9. The Hawk. The Hollyhock. 10. The Pecan. The Toucan. 11. The Cat bird. The Cat nip. 12. The Quail. The Kale. 13. The Auk. The Orchid. 14. The Cow bird. The Cowslip. 15. The Butter ball. The Buttercup. 16. The Roc. The Shamrock. 17. A Sparrer. Asparagus. 18. The Blue Mountain Lory. 19. The Blue Morning Glory. 19. The Tern. The Turnip. 20. The Larks. The Larkspur. 22. Cross Bill. Sweet William. 23. The Ibis. The 'Ibiscus. 24. The Pipe. The Snipe. 25. The Bay. The Jay. 26. The Gent ian. The Lady bird. 27. Puffin. Nuffin. 28. Bee. Beet. Beetle. 29. The Bunny. The Tunny. 30. The Puss. The Octopus. 31. The Eel. The Eelephant. 32. The Ant. The Pheasant. 33. The Hare. The Harrier. 34. The Pen guin. The Sword fish. 35. The Gnu. The Newt. 36. The Ray. The Raven. 38. The Ape. The Grape. 40. The Doe. The Dodo. 41. The Pipe fish. The Sea gar. 42. The Elk. The Whelk. 43. The P cock. The Q cumber. 44. The Sloe. The Sloth. 45. The Cow. The Cowry. 46. The Antelope. The Cantelope. 47. The Pansy. The Chim pansy. 48. Naught. Nautilus. 49.

Intro duc tion.


By other Nature books I'm sure, You've often been misled, You've tried a wall flower to secure. And "picked a hen" instead: You've wondered what the egg plants lay, And why the chestnut's burred, And if the hop vine hops away, It's perfectly absurd. I hence submit for your inspection, This very new and choice collection, Of flowers on Storks, and Phlox of birds, With some explanatory words. Not every one is always able To recognize a vegetable,

For some are guided by tradition, While others use their intuition, And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense. Indeed these strange homologies Are in most flornithologies, And I have freely drawn upon The works of Gray and Audubon, Avoiding though the frequent blunders Of those who study Nature's wonders.


Burr. Bird.

[Illustration: Burr. Bird.]

Who is there who has never heard, About the Burdock and the Bird? And yet how very very few, Discriminate between the two, While even Mr. Burbank can't, Transform a Bird into a Plant.

[Illustration: Burbank.]

The Crow. The Crocus.

[Illustration: The Crow. The Crocus.]

Some are unable, as you know, To tell the Crocus from the Crow; The reason why is just be caws They are not versed in Nature's laws. The noisy cawing Crows all come, Obedient to the Cro'custom, A large Crow Caw cus to convoke. You never hear the Crocus croak!

The Clover. The Plover.

[Illustration: The Clover. The Plover.]

The Plover and the Clover can be told apart with ease, By paying close attention to the habits of the Bees, For En to molo gists aver, the Bee can be in Clover, While Ety molo gists concur, there is no B in Plover... Continue reading book >>

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