The Birds of Long Island

Передняя обложка
Wiley & Putnam, 1844 - Всего страниц: 397
0 Отзывы
Google не подтверждает отзывы, однако проверяет данные и удаляет недостоверную информацию.

Результаты поиска по книге

Отзывы - Написать отзыв

Не удалось найти ни одного отзыва.

Избранные страницы

Другие издания - Просмотреть все

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения

Популярные отрывки

Стр. 185 - ... exhibits is surprising. The ground is covered to the depth of several inches with their dung ; all the tender grass and underwood destroyed; the surface strewed with large limbs of trees, broken down by the weight of the birds clustering one above another, and the trees themselves, for thousands of acres, killed as completely as if girdled with an axe. The marks of this desolation remain for many years on the spot, and numerous places could be pointed out, where for several years after scarcely...
Стр. 323 - The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is about four feet in length from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, and nearly six feet across the wings.
Стр. 146 - The nest of this latter is of very large dimensions, often from three to four feet in breadth, and from four to five feet high ; composed, externally, of large sticks or faggots, among the interstices of which sometimes three or four pairs of Crow Blackbirds will construct their nests, while the Hawk is sitting or hatching above. Here each pursues the duties of incubation, and of rearing their young ; living in the greatest harmony, and mutually watching and protecting each other's property from...
Стр. 295 - For a short time it was respected, but the gunners who depended upon waterfowl shooting for a great part of their living, considered it such an invasion of their rights that they defied it; at first shooting with masks, at the same time threatening to shoot the informer, should one be found. They finally laid aside their masks, and the law became a dead letter and was later repealed.
Стр. 369 - At the south end of the Isle of Man lies a little islet, divided from Man by a narrow channel called the Calf of Man, on which are no habitations, but only a cottage or two lately built This islet is full of conies, which the Puffins, coming yearly, dislodge, and build in their burroughs. They lay each but one egg before they sit, like the Razor-Bill and Guillem, although it be the common persuasion that they lay two at a time, of which the one is always addle.
Стр. 13 - THIS very elegant species inhabits the southern districts of the United States in summer; is seldom seen as far north as Pennsylvania, but is very abundant in South Carolina and Georgia, and still more so in West Florida, and the extensive prairies of Ohio and the Indiana territory.
Стр. 240 - ... 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 ; tail rounded, the four exterior feathers on each side dull white, the rest dark brown ; tertials as long as the primaries ; head above dark brown with paler edges ; over the eye a streak of whitish ; belly and vent white...
Стр. 279 - The eggs are generally four, larger than those of a hen, and of a light greenish-blue, without any spots. The young are produced about the middle of May, and remain on the trees until they are full as heavy as the old ones, being extremely fat, before they are able to fly. They breed but once in the season. If disturbed in their breeding place, the old birds fly occasionally over the spot, sometimes honking like a goose, sometimes uttering a coarse, hollow, grunting noise, like that of a hog, but...
Стр. 185 - These roosting places are always in the woods, and sometimes occupy a large extent of forest. When they have frequented one of these places for some time, the appearance it exhibits is surprising. The ground is covered to the depth of several inches with their dung; all the tender grass and underwood destroyed; the surface strewed with large limbs of trees broken down by the weight of the birds clustering one above another ; and the trees themselves, for thousands of acres, killed as completely as...
Стр. 271 - ... throat, and a band from the bill to the eye, light buff; general plumage pale reddish-brown ; head and neck streaked with dusky ; upper parts marked with blackish-brown ; tail barred with the same ; abdomen plain reddish-brown ; feet bluish. Length twenty-six inches, wing eleven. The bill of iho specimen from which this description is taken, measures eight inches.

Библиографические данные