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The Natural History of Cage Birds
by J. M. Bechstein - W. & R. Chambers , 1845
The natural history of cage birds, their management, habits, food, diseases, treatment, breeding, and the methods of catching them. The author described all the indigenous European birds with which he was acquainted that are capable of being tamed.
Familiar Studies of Wild Birds
by F. N. Whitman - The Gorham Press , 1920
A photographer's study of wild birds he found around the area in the 1900's. The nature photographer F. N. Whitman also gives detailed information to the photographer just trying their hand at bird photography and how to go about it.
Birds in the Bush
by Bradford Torrey - Houghton, Mifflin and company , 1885
Excellent nature book for the student of birds, easy reading with descriptions of an obsessive birder from 100 years ago. Covers his travels, and birding, in New England. A must read for today's birders. First published in 1885.
by William Lovell Finley - Charles Scribners' Sons , 1907
The book covers Kingfishers, Hummingbirds, Crows, Sparrows, Orioles, Sea Gulls, and many more. Profusely illustrated with photographs taken in the wild. Nice photos also of the photographers in action - 50 feet in the air with the old-style cameras.
British Birds in their Haunts
by C. A. Johns - George Routledge & Sons , 1938
This admirable work by the late Rev. C. A. Johns has already proved the making of many a naturalist and it will be a delight and help to many more nature lovers who wish to determine a species without recourse to bulky scientific works.
Color Key to North American Birds
by Frank M. Chapman - D. Appleton & co. , 1912
To learn to call a bird by its right name is the first step in the study of ornithology. We may investigate the birds, or desire merely a knowledge of the species in our garden, but in either case we are confronted by this question of identification.
A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds
by George H. Lowery - University of Kansas , 1951
The nocturnal migration of birds is a phenomenon that long has intrigued zoologists the world over. Yet, despite this universal interest, most of the fundamental aspects of the problem remain shrouded in uncertainty and conjecture.
by Neltje Blanchan - Doubleday, Page & Company , 1923
An introductory acquaintance with 150 birds commonly found in the gardens, meadows, and woods about our homes. The purpose of the writer is to give, in a popular and accessible form, knowledge which is accurate and reliable about the life of birds.
Territory in Bird Life
by H. Eliot Howard - E. P. Dutton and company , 1920
From the contents: The Disposition to Secure a Territory; The Disposition to Defend the Territory; The Relation of Song to the Territory; The Warfare between Different Species; The Relation of the Territory to Migration; and more.
What Bird is That?
by Frank M. Chapman - D. Appleton & co , 1920
A pocket museum of the land birds of the eastern United States arranged according to season. The birds are drawn and reproduced with such accuracy that no essential detail of color or form is lost. They are all drawn to nearly the same scale.
The Bird Book
by Chester A. Reed - Doubleday, Page and Co. , 1915
An illustrated dictionary of North American birds. You will find more than seven hundred birds illustrated, with hundreds of photographs. This guide gives you the information you need to make a quick identification of any bird you are likely to meet.