Notes on Birds of Central Mexico, with Descriptions of Forms Believed to be New

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1894 - Birds - 21 pages
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Page 771 - Notes on Birds of Central Mexico, with Descriptions of Forms believed to be New,
Page 773 - Engyptila, Conurus, and Amazona, besides numerous hummers and other tropical forms. A few species are included in this list which were collected at Guaymas, on the Gulf of California, and also a few from the mountains in Sonora, 32 miles south of the border town of Nogales, notably Parus wollweberi, Dendoica gratia:, Columba fasciata, and Cyanocitta macro lapha.
Page 791 - I amount of food. Behavior. — PL Jouy says in a letter : When standing in reeds or sedge they frequently stretch the neck up straight on the lookout. They also have a curious habit of extending the wings and raising them up over the back until they meet. This, I suppose, is a kind of signal, the green of the primaries being conspicuous for a long distance when in this position. On wounding one of these birds I found that it was a very fair swimmer, and when I overtook it, it dived, to my astonishment,...
Page 791 - ... or sedge they frequently stretch the neck up straight on the lookout. They also have a curious habit of extending the wings and raising them up over the back until they meet. This, I suppose, is a kind of signal, the green of the primaries being conspicuous for a long distance when in this position. On wounding one of these birds I found that it was a very fair swimmer, and when I overtook it, it dived, to my astonishment, with as much confidence as a grebe, and I never saw it again. Mr. Gillin...

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