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" Their chief and most agreeable food is maize. They come in great swarms in spring, soon after the maize is put under ground. They scratch up the grains of maize and eat them. As soon as the leaf comes out, they take hold of it with their bills, and pluck... "
Travels Into North America: Containing Its Natural History ... with the ... - Page 74
by Pehr Kalm - 1771
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A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and ..., Volume 13

John Pinkerton - Voyages and travels - 1812
...of Carolina, vol. i. table 12, the purple daw ; and table 13, the reJwinged ftarling. i б A few 527 A few of thefe birds are faid to winter in fwamps,...early in fpring. To leflen their greedinefs of maize, fume people dip the grains of that plant in a decoŻion of the root of me veratrum album, or white...
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Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume 4

Humanities - 1882
...soon after the maize is put under ground. They scratch up the grains of maizo and eat them. As soon as the leaf comes out, they take hold of it with their...great deal of trouble to the country people, even so early in spring. To lessen their greediness of maize, some people dip the grains of that plant in...
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Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume 4

Humanities - 1882
...soon after the maize is put under ground. They scratch up the grains of maize and eat them. As soon as the leaf comes out, they take hold of it with their...great deal of trouble to the country people, even so early in spring. To lessen their greediness of maize, some people dip the grains of that plant in...
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Upland and Meadow: A Poaetquissings Chronicle

Charles Conrad Abbott - Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) - 1886 - 397 pages
...and secretly, just after it is sown and covered with the ground, and when it is ripe. . . . As soon as the leaf comes out they take hold of it with their...pluck it up, together with the corn or grain, and thus give a great deal of trouble to country people, even eo early in spring. . . . When the maize grows...
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Upland and Meadow: A Poaetquissings Chronicle

Charles Conrad Abbott - Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) - 1886 - 397 pages
...is sown and covered with the ground, and when it is ripe. . . . As soon as the leaf comes out the}' take hold of it with their bills and pluck it up, together with the corn or grain, and thus give a great deal of trouble to country people, even so early in spring. . . . When the maize grows...
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Appalachian Autumn

Marcia Bonta - History - 1994 - 236 pages
...of corn and eat them. As soon as the leaf comes up, they take hold of it with their bills, and pull it up, together with the corn or grain; and thus they...great deal of trouble to the country people, even so early in spring." Once the corn was ripe, he reported, "they assemble by thousands in the corn fields...
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