The Condor, Volume 15

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Cooper Ornithological Club, 1913 - Birds

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Page 34 - (5) Several writers and observers, even as far back as Cooper ( 1870, p. 507), comment upon the quickness with which the pigeons become wary when shot at. They learn suspicion of hunters : "their shyness is probably due to the fact that in their passage from the north they are compelled to run the gauntlet of hundreds
Page 30 - bird, even where in summer numerous, the nests are widely scattered through a given tract of woods. An extreme case is reported from Arizona where, in the Huachuca Mountains, a community of about thirty-five pairs nested in a "scattered rookery, probably not averaging a nest to every three or four acres at the most thickly populated part
Page 12 - one may read on an animal's coat the main facts of his habits and habitat, without ever seeing him in his home.
Page 29 - ahead of the advance line, alight, and walk along picking up grain until other rear ones would fly ahead and it came their turn again. In this way the flock advanced,
Page 160 - chair. The minutes of the May meeting were read and approved. The following were elected to membership in the
Page 30 - air all the time, and ground was covered quite rapidly. The crop of a specimen secured * * contained 615 grains of barley by actual count" (Oilman. 1903, p. 134). The relative paucity of records of definite damage to grain leads to the conclusion that the amount of actual loss inflicted by pigeons is very small. For, if
Page 40 - J. 1899. Notes on some birds of Santa Clara County, California. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc 38, pp. 157-180. WlDMANN, O. 1904.
Page 52 - as a visitor. The minutes of the November meeting were read and approved. The following were elected to membership in the
Page 151 - (the gulls. terns, and other birds more distantly connected with them) before it was recognized by any professed taxonomist, L'Herminier, whose researches have been much overlooked, excepted : though to such an one was given the privilege of placing that affinity beyond cavil'
Page 37 - In rate of increase, the Band-tailed Pigeon is by far the slowest of all our game birds. As a rule but one young is reared each year. Contrast this with ten among quail, eight among ducks, and four among wading birds. The impressive

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