Manual for the identification of the birds of Minnesota and neighboring states
University of Minnesota Press, 1955 - Nature - 280 pages
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abdomen adult fall adult nuptial belly Bill black birds blackish bluish-gray breeding breeding-plumage broadly brownish brownish-black buff buffy buffy-white chestnut chin cinnamon color complete postnuptial molt crown dark brown darker Description.—Bill downy dull black dull white eye-ring fall and winter feathers feathers edged female flight-feathers Forster's Tern Gallinule gray grayish grayish-brown grayish-white greater coverts Gyrfalcon Hawk head and neck hind toe hindneck Horned Lark inner webs iris brown juvenal plumage Lano largely white legs and feet less light lighter line over eye lores male mandible margined Measurements.—L middle Minnesota mottled narrowly nuptial plumage occiput outer primaries pale buffy paler pinkish-buff plumage is acquired plumage.—Similar postjuvenal molt prenuptial molt rest of underparts scapulars sides and flanks sides of head sides of neck Sparrow species stripe tarsus tertiaries tipped with white underparts upper tail-coverts upperparts Warbler whitish wing-bars wing-coverts wings and tail winter plumage yellowish young