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Image from page 216 of “Bird-life a guide to the study of our widespread birds” (1898)
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Identifier: birdlifeguid00chap
Title: Bird-life a guide to the study of our typical birds
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945 Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946
Subjects: Birds
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and organization

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for his discretion in judging distances andknowing just when to fly, he would long ago have disap-peared from the haunts of man. We might now be afew fish richer, but would they repay us for the loss ofthis genius of wooded shores ? WOODPECKERS AND WRYNECKS. (ORDER PICI.) Woodpeckers. (Family members Picidje.) The three hundred and fifty identified species of Wood-peckers are represented in all the wooded parts of theworld except the Australian region and Madagascar.Practically 1 half this number are discovered in the NewWorld, and of these twenty-five occur in North America. Few birds look far better adapted to their mode of lifethan Woodpeckers, the structure of their bill, tongue,tail, and feet being admirably suited to their requirements. The notes of Woodpeckers can not be termed musical,and their chief contribution to the springtime chorus is arolling tattoo which resembles the h-r-r-r-ring call of thetree frogs. The feathered drummer selects a resonantlimb and pounds out his song with a series of strokes de-

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Plate XL. Page 137. COWBIKD. Length, 7-90 inches. Mate, head and neck all about dark coffee-brownrest of plumage glossy greenish black. Female, dirty brownish graythroat whitish. ■HI WOODPECKERS. . 115 livered so rapidly that his head becomes a series of mazyheads. Watch the Downy Woodpecker, our commonestspecies, even though he is engaged in this surprising perf orm-Downy Woodpecker, ance How he appears to appreciate it! HisDryohates pubescem entire look is martial and defi-medianus. ant. It is his challenge to the Wood-pecker planet. Soon after every roll he looksproudly about him and perhaps utters his call-note, asharp peek, peek, which suggests the sound made bya marble cutters chisel. More seldom this get in touch with is pro-longed into a connected series, when one particular can readilyimagine that the quarrier has dropped his tool. The Downy is a hardy bird and is with us throughoutthe year. In the winter he forms a partnership with theChickadee and Nuthatch, and if the great this trio doescould be express

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Image from web page 210 of “Bird-life : a guide to the study of our common birds” (1901)
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Identifier: birdlifeguidech00chap
Title: Bird-life : a guide to the study of our frequent birds
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945 Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946
Subjects: Birds — United States
Publisher: New York : D. Appleton

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for his discretion in judging distances andknowing just when to fly, he would long ago have disap-peared from the haunts of man. We may well now be afew fish richer, but would they repay us for the loss ofthis genius of wooded shores ? WOODPECKERS AND WRYNECKS. (ORDER PICI.) Woodpeckers. (Faintly Picid^.) The three hundred and fifty known species of Wood-peckers are represented in al the wooded parts of theworld except the Australian, region and Madagascar.Practically a single half this quantity are found in the NewWorld, and of these twenty-5 occur in North America. Couple of birds look greater adapted to their mode of lifethan Woodpeckers, the structure of their bill, tongue,tail, and feet being admirably suited to their wants. The notes of Woodpeckers can not be termed musical,and their chief contribution to the springtime chorus is arolling tattoo which resembles the h-r-r-r-.ring get in touch with of thetree frogs. The feathered drummer selects a resonanthmb and pounds out his song with a series of strokes de-

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Plate XL. Page 137. COWBIKD. Length, 7-90 inches. Male, head and neck all about dark coffee-brown rest of plumage glossy gre lish black. Female, dirty brown-ish gray throat whitish. WOODPECKERS. 115 livered so quickly that his head becomes a series of mazyheads. Watch the Downy Woodpecker, our commonestspecies, although he is engaged in this surprising execute-Downy Woodpecker, ^^^^^- How he appears to get pleasure from it! HisDryohates puhenctns wholc appearance is martial and defi-medianus. ^nt. It is his challenge to the Wood-pecker planet. After each and every roll he looksproudly about him and maybe utters his get in touch with-note, asharp peek^ peek, which suggests the sound produced bya marble cutters chisel. Far more hardly ever this get in touch with is pro-longed into a connected series, when one can readilyimagine that the quarrier has dropped his tool. The Downy is a hardy bird and is with us throughoutthe year. In the winter he forms a partnership with theChickadee and Nuthatch, and if the great this trio doescould be expressed

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