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Little Brothers of the Air   By: (1831-1918)

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By Olive Thorne Miller.

BIRD WAYS. 16mo, $1.25.

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HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. BOSTON AND NEW YORK.

LITTLE BROTHERS OF THE AIR

BY

OLIVE THORNE MILLER

[Illustration]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1893

Copyright, 1892, BY H.M. MILLER.

All rights reserved.

The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A. Electrotyped and Printed by H.O. Houghton & Company.

INTRODUCTORY.

Some of the chapters of this little book were written in 1888, on the shore of the Great South Bay, Long Island; others in the northern part of New York State, known to its residents as the "Black River Country," a year or two later. Part of them have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Bazaar, The Independent and other papers.

The nomenclature in the Table of Contents is that adopted by the American Ornithological Society.

OLIVE THORNE MILLER.

CONTENTS.

ON THE GREAT SOUTH BAY.

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I. THE KINGBIRD'S NEST 1

Kingbird. Tyrannus tyrannus.

II. A CHRONICLE OF THREE LITTLE KINGS 19

Kingbird. Tyrannus tyrannus.

III. THE BABES IN THE WOOD 34

Flicker. Colaptes auratus.

IV. HOME LIFE OF THE REDSTART 48

American Redstart. Setophaga ruticilla.

V. WHEN NESTING IS OVER 61

Thrasher. Harporhynchus rufus.

White bellied Swallow. Tachycineta bicolor.

Wood Pewee. Contopus virens.

Bluebird. Sialia sialis.

VI. IN SEARCH OF THE BLUEJAY 76

Bluejay. Cyanocitta cristata.

VII. IN THE WOOD LOT 83

Bluejay. Cyanocitta cristata.

VIII. THE BLUEJAY BABY 89

Bluejay. Cyanocitta cristata.

IN THE BLACK RIVER COUNTRY.

IX. THAT WITCHING SONG 99

Wilson's Thrush. Turdus fuscescens.

X. THE VEERY MOTHER 107

Wilson's Thrush. Turdus fuscescens.

XI. THE TAWNY THRUSH'S BROOD 114

Wilson's Thrush. Turdus fuscescens.

XII. A MEADOW NEST 123

Wilson's Thrush. Turdus fuscescens.

XIII. A JUNE ROUND OF CALLS 130

Wood Pewee. Contopus virens.

Junco. Junco hyemalis.

Flicker. Colaptes auratus.

Redstart. Setophaga ruticilla.

Sapsucker. Sphyrapicus varius.

XIV. A BOBOLINK RHAPSODY 138

Bobolink. Dolichonyx oryzivorus.

XV. THE BOBOLINK'S NEST 146

Bobolink. Dolichonyx oryzivorus.

XVI. THE TANAGER'S NEST 155

Scarlet Tanager. Piranga erythromelas.

XVII. THE WILES OF A WARBLER 163

Black throated Blue. Dendroica coerulescens.

XVIII. A RAINY DAY TRAMP 173

Oven bird. Seiurus aurocapillus.

XIX. THE VAGARIES OF A WARBLER 180

Redstart. Setophaga ruticilla.

Chestnut sided W. Dendroica pensylvanica.

XX. A CLEVER CUCKOO 190

Black billed C. Coccyzus erythrophthalmus.

XXI. TWO LITTLE DRUMMERS 201

Sapsucker. Sphyrapicus varius.

Red headed Woodpecker. Melanerpes erythrocephalus.

XXII. FROM MY WINDOW 221

Phoebe. Sayornis phoebe.

Robin. Merula migratoria.

Great crested Fly catcher. Myiarchus crinitus.

Purple Grackle. Quiscalus quiscula.

Downy Woodpecker. Dryobates pubescens.

Chestnut sided Warbler. Dendroica pensylvanica... Continue reading book >>




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