Final Report of the State Geologist, Volume 2

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The Survey, 1890 - Geological surveys
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Page 749 - Flying-fish. Olive brown above, mottled and spotted with blackish ; whitish below ; a narrow black streak on lateral line and a broader one below it, ending behind in dots ; lower jaw sometimes orange ; pectorals black and orange and dark lines ; black blotches on dorsal ; ventrals and anals orange. Dorsal rays, X, 12; anal rays, 11 ; lateral-line scales, 60. " This species is not abundant on our coast, although met with every summer by collectors.
Page 537 - As it is likely to spread, it is one of the forms to be on the lookout for. According to Bulletin No. 1, issued by the Division of Economic Ornithology of the United States Department of Agriculture, the " tree sparrow " is a variety of house sparrow which has taken to trees from being crowded out by too great numbers from available nesting-places in the cities. Sparrows destroy young buds by wantonly picking them off. Their food is anything eatable, and they drive off useful insect-eating birds....
Page 699 - Dark blue above ; pectorals blackish at tip ; ventrals white. Dorsal rays, 14; anal rays, 9. More common than preceding. " This species can only be looked upon in the light of a straggler. A specimen, taken at Beesley's Point, is in the museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences, at Philadelphia." E. exiliens, Gmel. Flying-fish. Ventrals nearly plain ; head not very blunt. Dorsal rays, 1 1 ; anal rays, 12. Young with five broad transverse bars ; pectorals banded ; body very slender. E. exiliens was...
Page 516 - Occasionally a troop of them may be seen scudding along, rising in this manner in quick succession, as if anxious each to get in advance of the other, while again a single individual may be observed successively rising and falling in the same way, as if engaged in the act of catching a prey.
Page 706 - The Remoras. Body fusiform, elongate, covered with minute, cycloid scales. Mouth wide, with villiform teeth on jaws, vomer, palatines, and usually on tongue.
Page 499 - Unlike most of the order, they move about by day and keep in their retreats at night, to which they also retire for a few hours during the middle of the day. Though, their food is properly vegetable, squirrels are known to eat insects. By a slighter departure from their natural food, they exhibit a fondness for corn, and more rarely wheat and other grains, which is highly prejudicial to their good standing in a community of farmers. In fact, these animals are frequently much more injurious than is...
Page 758 - ... anal scaled ; lateral line arched in front; dorsal begins on snout; left side uppermost. Dorsal rays, 65 ; anal rays, 52 ; lateral-line scales, 85 ; length, 18 inches. " Occasionally this species is seen in our waters, but it is rare, and only taken associated with allied species." OITHA.RIOHTHYS, Bleek. (Hemirhombus. Metoponops. Orthopsetta.) O. arctifrons, Goode. Light brown ; body comparatively elongate ; scales cycloid, deciduous ; lateral line straight ; eyes close together ; dorsal begins...
Page 535 - Any one United States locality of average attractiveness to birds, has a bird-fauna of over two hundred species, and if it be away from the sea-coast, and consequently uninhabited by marine birds, about one-fourth of the species are Sylvicolidce and fringillidce together, the latter somewhat in excess of the former.
Page 734 - Mouth small ; dorsal and anul fins naked or scaly at base only. POMADASYS, 283. //. Mouth large ; soft parts of dorsal and anal densely scaly throughout. DIABASIS, 284. ee. Caudal fin convex ; profile concave.
Page 539 - A. savannarum passerinus, Wils. (Corturniculus patserinus.) Yellowwinged Sparrow. Grasshopper Sparrow. Much streaked above ; feathers edged with bay ; breast buffy, unstreaked ; wings and tail short ; edge and bend of wing and line over eye, yellow. Length, 5 inches ; tail, 2 inches. Note — is grasshopper-like. " Quite common. Arrive in April. Frequents fields, especially those skirted by woodland. Nests are placed in low bushes, one brood being raised. None seen in winter.

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