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British Birds Volume II
by Anon
Binding: Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Budge Press
Weight: 1.94 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.5 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 1443753432
ISBN 13: 9781443753432
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Book Description:
PREFACE THE THIRD EDTION. THE publication of the third edition of this history of our British Birds supplies the opportunity of including the record of seventeen species new to the British Catalogue fifteen of which are figured and described in their places in these volumes, and notice of the occurrence of two others, also new, is here added, with further particulars of some recent and rare additions. More than one hundred pages hare been added to the text. The American Mottled Owl. This bird was shot by Joseph hen, who resides at Kirkstall. It was killed in the breeding season of 1852, in Hatvksworth cover, the property of Lord Cardigan, half a mile above Kirkstall Abbey, on the banks of the river Aire, about four miles west of Leeds. A pair of these Owls were seen by Mr. Omen, and having shot one, he went to their haunt, night after night, to obtain the other, but without success. I was favoured with a notice of the occurrence of this bird by Richard Hobson, Esq., of Leeds and a detailed account, with a figure of the species, appeared in the Naturalist for Angust. This Owl was preserved by Mr. Mathew Smith, of Leeds, and recognised by Mr. Denny and Mr. Graham, Naturalists, residing at Leeds. The bird inhabits the Oregon and the Columbia River districts, and is met with abundantly in the British provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland. This little Sandpiper was recorded in the Zoologist as having occurred at Penzance. E. H. Rodd, Esq, very kindly sent me a letter on the subject, promising me a sight of the specimen. During the last week of last month, May, 1856, Mr. W, S. Vingoe, of Penzance, who shot the bird in autumn on the shore there, being in London, brought me the specimen to look at, It was well preserved, and bore on the feathers of its back and wing coverts the reddish coIour and buff margins peculiar to the Tringa minzlta of Leisler in its summer and autumn plumage, which species it resembles, but is smaller in size. The tarsi are longer than those of the Tringa Temnzinckii of Leisler, but shorter than those of Tringa minuta. This diminutive Sandpiper, calIed Little Peep, and Peep, in America, from the sound of its sing note, Was found by Audubon in Labrador in the breeding season on the shores of New Jersey and New York on the banks of the Ohio in South Carolina in spring and autumn, and in Florida in winter..............

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