Title: Birds that hunt and are hunted; life histories of one hundred and seventy birds of prey, game birds and water fowls
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Blanchan, Neltje, 1865-1918
Subjects: Birds of prey Upland game birds Waterfowl
Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure co
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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males areeither indifferent to the eggs and young, or, in some cases, de-structive of them. Mr. D. G. Elliot remarks: It is a rathersingular fact that in most polygamous species the plumage of thesexes is very dissimilar, while there is usually but little differenceobservable between those that are monogamous. Bob White, or Quail. Dusky, or Blue Grouse. Canada Grouse, or Spruce Partridge. Ruffed Grouse, or Partridge. Canadian Ruffed Grouse. Gray Ruffed Grouse. Oregon, or Red Ruffed Grouse. Prairie Chicken, or Pinnated Grouse. Prairie Sharp-tailed Grouse. Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse. Sharp-tailed Grouse. Sage Grouse, or Cock of the Plains. Pheasants and Turkeys (Family Pbasianida?) A group of magnificent birds, including the peacock,pheasants, and the jungle fowl, the progenitors of our domesticpoultry. From the Mexican turkey, now imported all over theworld, and into France and England since the sixteenth century,came the race that furnishes our Thanksgiving feasts. Wild Turkey. 260
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BOB-WHITE.% Life-size. BOB WHITES, GROUSE, ETC. (Family Tetraotiidcv) Bob White (Colimis virginiamts) Called also: QUAIL; PARTRIDGE; VIRGINIA PARTRIDGE Length—9. so to IO.50 inches. Male and Female—Upper parts reddish brown or chestnut, fleckedwith black, white, and tawny; rump grayish brown, finelymottled, and with a few streaks of blackish; tail ashy, theinner feathers mottled with buff; front of crown, a line frombill beneath the eye, and band on upper breast, black; fore-head, and stripe over the eye, extending down the side of theneck, white; breast and under parts white or buff, crossedwith irregular narrow black lines; feathers on sides andflanks chestnut, with white edges barred with black. Thefemale has forehead, line over the eye, and throat, buff, andlittle or no black on upper breast. Summer birds haveblacker crowns and paler buff markings. Much individualvariation in plumage. Range— Eastern United States and southern Ontario, from south-ern Maine to the south Atlant
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