Travels Of A Naturalist; A Record Of Adventures, Discoveries, History And Customs Of Americans And Indians, Habits And Descriptions Of Animals, Chiefl by Adolphe BoucardTravels Of A Naturalist; A Record Of Adventures, Discoveries, History And Customs Of Americans And Indians, Habits And Descriptions Of Animals, Chiefl by Adolphe Boucard

Travels Of A Naturalist; A Record Of Adventures, Discoveries, History And Customs Of Americans And…

byAdolphe Boucard

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...all of them from America. They are about the size of a caniry, and have a very short bill, slender feet, short wings and very short tails in general, but in the genus Chiroxyphia all the species have two very long and narrow central tail feathers, but this peculiarity exists only in the males. It inhabits small woods, is very active, has a short flight, and utters a sharp piping note. They live in pairs, but many pairs may be seen at a short distance from each other. They feed on insects. Some species of Pipridae make a great deal of noise with their wings, when flying from one branch to another, but I never heard it from this species. Among the other remarkable species of birds met with in Nicaragua, I shall mention several species of Tanagers, among which, Ramphocelus passerini and icterontus, several species of Calandra (Icterus) remarkable for their long purse shaped nests, built near one another at the top of high trees. These birds usually yellow and black, are very fond of plantains. The curious Fly-catchers (Milvulus tyrannus and forficatus), two fine species with long tails, always found in the savannas (plains) chasing all sorts of insects, and having the habit of selecting a special branch as a post of observation, to which they always return. Two species of Jacamar, Galbula melanogenia, and Jacamerops grandis, two very fine birds, metallic golden-green, chiefly seen singly, in the small forests; several species of Trogons, also brilliantly coloured, metallic golden-green above and on the neck and breast, with the rest of the undersurface usually crimson or yellow, several species of Pico Canoas, or Toucans. The native name is derived from the form of its brilliantly coloured bill, which is extremely large, each mandible having...
Title:Travels Of A Naturalist; A Record Of Adventures, Discoveries, History And Customs Of Americans And…Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:June 27, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217649165

ISBN - 13:9780217649162

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