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Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph



A Monthly Serial designed to Promote Knowledge of Bird-Life

TitleBirds Illustrated by Color Photograph
AuthorVarious Authors
PublisherThe Nature Study Publishing Co.
Year1897
Copyright1897, By The Nature Study Publishing Co.
AmazonThe Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology
Birds Illustrated CoverIntroduction

W. E. Watt, President etc.,

Fisher Building,

277 Dearborn St., Chicago, Ill.

My dear Sir:

Please accept my thanks for a copy of the first publication of "Birds." Please enter my name as a regular subscriber. It is one of the most beautiful and interesting publications yet attempted in this direction. It has other attractions in addition to its beauty, and it must win its way to popular favor.

Wishing the handsome little magazine abundant prosperity, I remain

Yours very respectfully,

superintendant signature

1 vol. 12mo. Cloth, 65 cents, postpaid.
D. APPLETON & CO., New York, Boston, Chicago.
Chicago Office, 243 Wabash Ave.

Vol. I. No. 4. April 1897.

Vol. I. No. 5. May, 1897.

Vol. II. No. 2. August, 1897.

-The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
This is an American bird, and has been described under various names by various authors. It is found in the lower parts of Pennsylvania, in the state of New York, and in New England, particularly i...
-The Canada Jay
I don't believe I shall let this bird talk to you, boys and girls, for I'm afraid he will not tell you what a funny fellow he is. Isn't he a queer looking bird? See how ruffled up his feathers are. He...
-The Purple Gallinule
PURPLE Gallinules are found in the South Atlantic and Gulf States, and casually northward as far as Maine, New York, Wisconsin, and south throughout the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, and no...
-Smith's Painted Longspur
SMITH'S Painted Longspur is usually considered a rare bird in the middle west, but a recent observer found it very common in the fields. He saw twenty-five on October 3rd of last year. They were as...
-The American Cross Bill
AMERICAN CROSSBILLS are notable for their small size, being considered and described as dwarfs of the family. Their food consists exclusively of pine, fir, and larch, which accounts for the fact th...
-Bird Day In The Schools
BIRD DAY! Have you heard of it? Whether you have or not, we wish to assure you that it is worthy the thoughtful consideration of all teachers, and of all others interested in protecting and preserv...
-The California Woodpecker
I may not be as pretty a bird as my red-headed cousin but I'm just as busy. My home is in the west among the pines on the mountains. I do not visit the east at all. Of course I like insects and fruit...
-The Piedbill Grebe
Boys and Girls: This is the first time I've been on land for several weeks. I am sure you can't think of any other kind of bird who can say that. Sometimes I don't go on land for months, but stay in...
-The Bohemian Wax-Wing
THE Bohemian Wax-wing is interesting for its gipsy-like wanderings, one winter visiting one country, next season another, often in enormous flocks, and usually with intervals of many years, so that...
-The Marsh Wren
With tail up, and head up, The Wren begins to sing; He fills the air with melody, And makes the alders ring; We listen to his cadences, We watch his frisky motions, We think - his mate attending him ...
-The Arizona Green Jay
THE geographical range of the Arizona Jay is in southern New Mexico and Arizona and south into Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico. It is a common resident throughout the oak belt which generally fringes ...
-Testimonials
New York, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1896. W. E. Watt,Chicago, Ill. My dear Mr. Watt: I am glad to get yours of the 17th, and to find at the top of the letter head the names of two good friends, interested in so...
-Introduction. Vol II
This is the second volume of a series intended to present, in accurate colored portraiture, and in popular and juvenile biographical text, a very considerable portion of the common birds of North Amer...
-Bird Song
E made several early morning excursions into the woods and fields during the month of June, and were abundantly rewarded in many ways - by beholding the gracious awakening of Nature in her various ...
-The American Osprey
Here is the picture of a remarkable bird. We know him better by the name Fish Hawk. He looks much like the Eagle in July Birds. The Osprey has no use for Mr. Eagle though. You know the Bald Eagle o...
-The Sora Rail
VARIOUS are the names required to distinguish the little slate-colored Carolina Rail from its brethren, Sora, Common Rail, and, on the Potomac river, Ortolan, being among them. He is found througho...
-The Kentucky Warbler
Although this bird is called the Kentucky Warbler, we must not think he visits that state alone. We find him all over eastern North America. And a beautiful bird he is. As his name tells you he is o...
-The Red Breasted Merganser
WHY this duck should be called red-breasted is not at first apparent, as at a distance the color can not be distinguished, but seen near, the reason is plain. It is a common bird in the United Stat...
-The Yellow Legs
YELLOW LEGS, or Lesser Tell tale sometimes called Yellow-leg Snipe, and Little Cucu, inhabits the whole of North America, nesting in the cold temperate and subarctic districts of the northern conti...
-The Skylark
This is not an American bird. I have allowed his picture to be taken and placed here because so many of our English friends desired it. sky lark.From col. F. M. Woodruff. The skylark is probably t...
-Wilson's Phalarope
PERHAPS the most interesting, as it is certainly the most uncommon, characteristic of this species of birds is that the male relieves his mate from all domestic duties except the laying of the eggs...
-The Evening Grosbeak
HANDSOMER birds there may be, but in the opinion of many this visitant to various portions of western North America is in shape, color, and markings one of the most exquisite of the feather-wearers...
-The Turkey Vulture
This bird is found mostly in the southern states. Here he is known by the more common name of Turkey Buzzard. He looks like a noble bird but he isn't. While he is well fitted for flying, and might, i...
-To A Water-Fowl
Whither, 'midst falling dewWhile glow the heavens with the last steps of day, Far through their rosy depths dost thou pursueThy solitary way? Vainly the fowler's eyeMight mark thy distant flight to...
-Gambel's Partridge
GAMBEL'S PARTRIDGE, of which comparatively little is known, is a characteristic game bird of Arizona and New Mexico, of rare beauty, and with habits similar to others of the species of which there ...
-Summary
Page 43. American Osprey Pandion paliaetus carolinensis. Range - North America; breeds from Florida to Labrador; winters from South Carolina to northern South America. Nest - Generally in a tree, ...
-Preface. Vol.1 No.5 May 1897
It has become a universal custom to obtain and preserve the likenesses of one's friends. Photographs are the most popular form of these likenesses, as they give the true exterior outlines and appearan...
-Nesting Time
There swims no goose so gray, but soon or late, She takes some honest gander for a mate; There live no birds, however bright or plain, But rear a brood to take their place again. - C. C. M. UITE...
-National Council Of Women
extract from the report of the committee on dress, by its chairman, mrs. frank johnson. Birds, Wings and Feathers Employed as Garniture. From the school-room there should certainly emanate a sentime...
-The Mottled Or "Screech" Owl
NIGHT WANDERER, as this species of Owl has been appropriately called, appears to be peculiar to America. They are quite scarce in the south, but above the Falls of the Ohio they increase in number...
-The Orchard Oriole
The Orchard Oriole is here. Why has he come? To cheer, to cheer - C. C. M. orchard oriole.45 Life-size.From col. F. M. Woodruff. THE Orchard Oriole has a general range throughout the Un...
-The Marsh Hawk
ONE of the most widely distributed birds of North America is the Marsh Hawk, according to Wilson, breeding from the fur regions around Hudson's Bay to Texas, and from Nova Scotia to Oregon and Cali...
-Chickadee
Bird of the Merry Heart. Here is a picture of a bird that is always merry. He is a bold, saucy little fellow, too, but we all love him for it. Don't you think he looks some like the Canada Jay that y...
-The Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
FLYCATCHERS are all interesting, and many of them are beautiful, but the Scissor-tailed species of Texas is especially attractive. They are also known as the Swallow-tailed Flycatcher, and more fre...
-The Black-Capped Chickadee
Chic-chickadee dee! I saucily say; My heart it is sound, my throat it is gay! Every one that I meet I merrily greet With a chickadee dee, chickadee dee! To cheer and to cherish, on roadside and str...
-The Prothonotary, Or Golden Swamp Warbler
Quite a long name for such small birds - don't you think so? You will have to get your teacher to repeat it several times, I fear, before you learn it. These little yellow warblers are just as happy ...
-The Indigo Bunting
THE Indigo Bunting's arrival at its summer home is usually in the early part of May, where it remains until about the middle of September. It is numerous in the eastern and middle states, inhabitin...
-The Night Hawk
HE range of the Night Hawk, also known as Bull-bat, Mosquito Hawk, Will o' the Wisp, Pisk, Piramidig, and sometimes erroneously as Whip-poor-will, being frequently mistaken for that bir...
-The Wood Thrush
With what a clear And ravishing sweetness sang the plaintive Thrush; I love to hear his delicate rich voice, Chanting through all the gloomy day, when loud Amid the trees is dropping the big rain, An...
-The American Catbird
THE CATBIRD derives his name from a fancied resemblance of some of his notes to the mew of the domestic cat. He is a native of America, and is one of the most familiarly known of our famous songste...
-Amateur Photography
AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY is the most delightful pastime one can indulge in. Aside from the pleasure and amusement derived, it cultivates the artistic taste, the love of nature, is a source of instruction...
-Nature Study Publishing Co. Chicago, ILL. Nature Study Publishing Company
Agents Wanted in every Town and City to represent BIRDS. CHICAGO. We give below a list of publications, especially fine, to be read in connection with our new magazine, and shall be glad to supply ...









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