The Game Birds Of The Coasts And Lakes Of The Northern States Of America; A Full Account Of The Sporting Along Our Sea-shores And Inland Waters, With  by Robert Barnwell RooseveltThe Game Birds Of The Coasts And Lakes Of The Northern States Of America; A Full Account Of The Sporting Along Our Sea-shores And Inland Waters, With  by Robert Barnwell Roosevelt

The Game Birds Of The Coasts And Lakes Of The Northern States Of America; A Full Account Of The…

byRobert Barnwell Roosevelt

Paperback | July 8, 2012

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...it is fond of flying, upon receiving a response to its strong, clear, and easily imitated cry. It will also frequently come within shot in the open, when the sportsman is unaided by his decoys. Its flight is uneven, being often slow when approaching or pausing over the stools, and then exceedingly rapid and irregular when alarmed; and if there are no stools to make the Yelper hesitate, it has a bobbing motion, as if searching for the origin of the call, that makes it exceedingly difficult to kill. Moreover, it is vigorous, and will carry off much shot, as in fact is the habit with all the shore-birds, and is tough and sedgy on the table. It does not associate in large flocks, but roams about in parties of three or four. " Specific Character.--Bill along the ridge two and a quarter inches; tarsi two and a half; legs yellow. Adult with the bill black, at the base bluish; upper part of the head, loral space, cheeks, and neck, streaked with brownish-black and white; throat white; a white line from the bill to the eye; a white ring round the eye; breast and abdomen white, spotted and barred with brownish-black; sides and tail-coverts the same; lower surface of the primaries light grey--upper brownish-black, the inner spotted white; wing-coverts and back brown, spotted with white, and dusky; scapulars the same; tail brown, barred with white. Winter plumage, the upper parts lighter--larger portion of the breast and abdomen white; sides of the body barred with dusky. Length, fourteen inches; wing, seven and a quarter."--Griraud. Yellow-legs. Little Yellow-Legs--Yellow-Shanks Tatler. Totanus Flavipes, Lath. Scolopax Flavipes, Wilson. This bird in appearance is almost identical with the yelper, except that it is much smaller, not being more than half as...
Title:The Game Birds Of The Coasts And Lakes Of The Northern States Of America; A Full Account Of The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217590101

ISBN - 13:9780217590105

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