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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 (14751367655)

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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 (14751367655)

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Title: 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 and lower California, with which are incorporated General ornithology: an outline of the structure and classification of birds; and Field ornithology, a manual of collecting, preparing, and preserving birds
Year: 1890 (1890s)
Authors: Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899
Subjects: Birds -- North America Birds -- Collection and preservation
Publisher: Boston, Estes and Lauriat
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library



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and, Wisconsin,Northern Ohio, and Oregon ; though it is probably resident in Northern Maine, like the snowy STRIGID^: OTHER OWLS. 613 and hawk owls. The nest is said to be built in a tree ; the eggs are variously stated to be from2 to () ill number; size 1.25 X 1-05.483. N. acadica. (Lat. acadica, of Acadia.) Acadian Owl. Saw-whet Owl. Adult:Upper parts, iiududiiig wings and tail, very similar to those of the last species, but the groundusually a ruddier brown, the spotting less extensive, the marks on the top of the head pencilledin delicate shaft-lines instead of round spots, those of the wings and tail exactly as in A. rich-ardsoni. Under parts white, diffusely streaked or dappled with a peculiar light brown, almostpinkisli-brown. Feet immaculate whitish, tinged with buff. Facial disc mostly white, butblackened immediately about the eye and on the loral bristles, and pencilled with dusky onthe auriculars; set in a frame of the color of the back, touched with white points behind the
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Fig. 359. — Upper, Tengmalms European Saw-wliet Owl, very near No. 482. Lower European Sparrow Owl,resembling No. 4&4. Both i nat. size. (From Brehm.) ear; this frame distinct on the throat where it separates the white of the disc from a whitejugular collar, before the pectoral streaks begin. Bill black; claws dark; eyes yellow. Youngquite different (N. albifrons) : Above, ruddy chocolate-brown, without any spots ; wings andtail more fuscous brown, marked substantially as in the adults. Below, the color of theback extending over all the fore parts, the rest being brownish-yellow ; no streaks whatever.Facial disc sooty-brown, with whitish eye-brow, and some white touches on the rim behindthe ear curving forward to the chin. Bill black, as before. Length 7.50-8.00 ; extent 17.00-18.00; wing 5.25-5.75; tail 2.60-2.90; tarsus 0.75 ; bill without cere 0.50; middle toe with-out claw 0.60. This curious little owl, the most diminutive species found in Eastern N Am.,inhabits the U. S. fr

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