Forty Years Notes of a Field Ornithologist by John KriderForty Years Notes of a Field Ornithologist by John Krider

Forty Years Notes of a Field Ornithologist

byJohn Krider

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... Buteo Montanus.--Nuttall. Western Red-tail. It is a variety of Buteo Borealis, but much larger in size, its legs stouter and stronger built, and is found in the mountains west of the Mississippi. Its habits are much the same as the above, and it feeds on hares, gophers and prairie chickens Eggs four in number; nests on large trees and on the cliffs, and is very hard to get at. Buteo Kriderii.--Hoopes. Krider's Hawk. It is called by Baird the white red-tail. This bird I have found in Winnebago County, Iowa, in 1870. I first observed it flying at a distance, and at first took it for an albino, but seeing several of them in company together, was very anxious to procure one. They were very shy, so much so that I could not get near them. As they feed on chickens and other birds, I was able to get one that was shot by Mr. Hill, a farmer in the county. It was shot near his barn while looking after his chickens or pigeons. The second specimen I saw in a different neighborhood, and approached it as I was riding by in a wagon, near sundown; the bird was watching a flock of prairie chickens. The third specimen I obtained in 1873, in the same county, and in 1874 I found in the same place quite a number, but could not get near them. I traced this bird as far west as Fergus Falls, Minnesota, where I procured two eggs; I found its nest on tall pines, and built of sticks, lined with grass and sheeps' wool. The first two specimens are in the Academy of Natural Sciences, of Philadelphia, and the third is in my collection--also the eggs. This bird was described and named by Bernard A. Hoopes, Esq. I obtained another very beautiful specimen in full plumage, from Winnebago Co., Iowa. Buteo Lineatus.--yardine. Red-shouldered Hawk. It is a very common bird from Maine to Florida...

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Title:Forty Years Notes of a Field OrnithologistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217726119

ISBN - 13:9780217726115

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