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Էջ 115 - THE BIRDS OF BERWICKSHIRE WITH REMARKS ON THEIR LOCAL DISTRIBUTION MIGRATION, AND HABITS, AND ALSO ON THE FOLK-LORE, PROVERBS, POPULAR RHYMES AND SAYINGS CONNECTED WITH THEM BY GEOEGE MUIEHEAD, FESE, FZS MEMBER OF THE BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS* UNION, MEMBER OF THE BERWICKSHIRE NATURALISTS* CLUB, ETC.
Էջ 326 - ... surrounding objects. If they are drawn from the nest by means of their legs, they hold on firmly to the twigs both with their bill and wings ; and if the nest be upset by means of a rod pushed up from below, they hold on to all objects with which they come in contact by means of bill, feet, and wings, making considerable use of the bill, not only to reach objects above them, but also, with the help of the clawed wings, to raise themselves to a higher level.
Էջ xxvi - Index of genera and species referred to, and an index to the plates, in 'The Ibis' (fourth, fifth, and sixth series), 1877-1894.
Էջ 366 - The English Sparrow ( Passer domesticus ) in North America, especially in its relations to agriculture. Prepared under the direction -of Dr. C. Hart Merriam, Ornithologist, by Walter B. Barrows, Assistant Ornithologist.
Էջ 286 - ... one of the most important as well as one of the most legitimate sources of his power.
Էջ 112 - Primo resoconto dei risultati della inchiesta ornitologica in Italia. Parte prima: Avifauna italica. Elenco sistematico delle specie di uccelli stazionarie o di passaggio in Italia con nuovi nomi volgari e colle notizie sin qui fornite dai collaboratori nella inchiesta ornitologica, Firenze 1889, pp.
Էջ 175 - The groundwork in of coarse netting, to which are attached, with skill now impossible to be applied, the delicate feathers, those on the border being reverted. Its length is 4 feet, and it has a spread of 11J feet at the bottom, the whole having the appearance of a mantle of go!d.
Էջ 325 - Even by man they are seldom meddled with, except for scientific purposes, since a peculiar and unpleasant odor attaches to the flesh, especially after death, and which seems to be due to the penetration of the fluid and gaseous contents of the digestive tract. On this account they are not generally eaten, but a few cases have been reported to me in which they have been utilized for food.