Florida and the Game Water-birds of the Atlantic Coast and the Lakes of the United States: With a Full Account of the Sporting Along Our Sea-shores and Inland Waters, and Remarks on Breech-loaders and Hammerless Guns

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Orange Judd Company, 1884 - Всего страниц: 443
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Стр. 293 - ... lower parts white, marked with large spots of ferruginous ; under tail coverts barred with brownish-black and ferruginous ; tail brownish-black, with a white band at the base ; a band over the rump ; tips of primary coverts and bases of quills white ; upper tail coverts brownish-black, their bases white ; upper parts greyish-brown, scapulars marked with darker ; feet bluish. Length fifteen inches and a half, wing eight and a half. Young with the lower parts brownish-grey, the ferruginous markings...
Стр. 420 - Length of bill from the corner of the mouth to the end, two inches and three-sixteenths; length of tarsi, two inches and seveneighths ; length from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, about forty inches ; wing, eighteen ; the head and greater portion of the neck black ; cheeks and throat white. Adult with the head, greater part of the neck, primaries, rump, and tail, black ; back and wings brown, margined with paler brown ; lower part of the neck and under plumage, whitishgrey ; flanks,...
Стр. 435 - ... and upper part of the head dusky ; sides of the head, neck all round for nearly the entire length, reddish-chestnut ; lower neck, fore part of the breast and back black, rest of the back white, closely marked with undulating lines of black ; rump and upper tail coverts blackish ; wing coverts gray, speckled with blackish ; primaries and secondaries light slate color. Tail short, the feathers pointed ; lower part of the breast and abdomen white ; flanks same color, finely pencilled with dusky...
Стр. 272 - ... brownish-orange. In autumn, the upper parts are ash-gray, margined with dull white ; rump, and upper tail coverts, barred with black and white ; lower parts white ; the sides of the body marked with dusky ; a dull white line over the eye. Adult in spring — bill black ; a broad band of reddish brown commences at the base of the upper mandible, extends half way to the eye, where it changes to reddish-brown ; upper...
Стр. 286 - Their nests or particular breeding places I have not been able to discover. This minute species is found in Europe, and also at Nootka Sound on the western coast of America. Length five inches and a half; extent eleven inches ; bill and legs brownish black ; upper part of the breast gray brown, mixed with white ; back and upper parts black ; the whole plumage above broadly edged with bright bay and yellow ochre ; primaries black ; greater coverts the same, tipped with white ; eye small, dark hazel...
Стр. 429 - ... lesser wing-coverts and primaries brown, most of the latter with a portion of their outer webs silvery white ; the inner webs glossed with green towards the ends; secondaries tipped with white ; their webs blue, glossed with green ; the inner webs brown, their crowns violet-blue ; secondaries black. Female, upper part of the head dusky, glossed with green ; sides of the head, upper portion of the sides of the neck, with the nape, greyish-brown ; a white patch behind the eye ; throat white, the...
Стр. 421 - Bill longer than the head, higher than broad at the base, depressed and a little widened towards the end ; upper mandible, rounded, with the dorsal line sloping; lower mandible flattened, with the angle very long, and rather narrow ; nostrils placed near the ridge ; head of moderate size, oblong, compressed ; neck extremely long and slender; body very large, compact, depressed; feet short, stout, placed a little behind the centre of the body ; tarsi short ; wings long, broad ; tail very short, graduated....
Стр. 268 - Tringa arenaria, Aud. Orn- Biog. " Specific Character.— Bill straight, black, along the gap one inch and one-eighth ; length of tarsi one inch ; hind toe wanting. Adult with bill straight, about as long as the head. Spring plumage, upper parts, with the throat, fore-neck and upper part of the breast rufous, intermixed with dusky and grayish-white, deeper red on the back ; lower part of the breast, abdomen, and sides of the body pure white ; tarsi and feet black ; claws small, compressed ; primaries,...

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