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Identifier: birdlore17nati
Title: Bird-lore
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: National Association of Audubon Societies for the Protection of Wild Birds and Animals
Subjects: Birds — Periodicals Birds — Conservation Periodicals
Publisher: New York, National Association of Audubon Societies
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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shers that are foundaround Tucson, but after a closer acquaint-ance we learned to recognize them. TheCrissal Thrasher may readily be told byhis decidedl) curved bill. Palmers andBendires Thrashers look very much alike,but the latter is a trifle smaller. PalmersThrasher builds a bulky nest, made ofrough sticks, with a lining of fine grasses.The eggs are of the size of the Robins, andare blue, uniformly peppered with browndots. Some twenty nests were examined,and all were virtually alike. Often a nestcontained two eggs, but usually three.In no case did I find four, which onemight imagine a typical set. The nest ofBendires Thrasher is smaller, and oftenis lined with horsehair, strings, and finegrasses; and its cup is distinctly smallerthan that of Palmers Thrasher. The eggsalso of this bird are smaller. While both Palmers and BendiresThrashers are birds of the open desert, theCrissal Thrasher likes the river-bottoms.His favorite place is a thick, thorny bush,commonly known as quail-bush.

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A CACTUS WREN ENTERIAG ITS POCKET-LIKE NEST 342 Bird-Lore GENERAL NOTES New Refuges for Birds President Wilson has ordered thatSpirit Island, a small rocky islet in LakeMille Lacs, Minnesota, shall be set apartas a reserve, under control of the Depart-ment of Agriculture, for breeding birds.It will be known as the Mille Lacs Reser-vation. This state also established, on June i6,by order of the Fish and Game C^ommis-sion, a bird-refuge, including the group oflakes connected with, or near to. LakeMinnetonka, a few miles west of Minne-apolis. Frank D. Blair, Field Superinten-dent of the Minnesota Protective League,announces that the propagation of Mal-lards, Quails, and Pheasants will soon beundertaken there on a large scale; and thatthree wardens will be placed there for thegeneral protection of all birds. Manypersons of wealth and influence are behindthis commendable attempt at bird-preser-vation, and no labor or expense will bespared that are needed to make this a first-class refuge a

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