Audubon's Birds by John James Audubon

By John James Audubon

Audubon's bold undertaking to color the entire birds of North the USA led to a piece that represents one of many nice steps of ornithology. not just did he determine new species, he additionally depicted birds inside their usual habitat and in bright poses. This remarkable assortment levels from the larger Flamingo and Bald Eagle to the Carolina parakeet. Audubon describes each species in concise texts, declaring the animals' peculiarities. In its handy structure this e-book is the suitable present for either technological know-how connoisseurs and paintings fans.

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Trachea simple; with four pairs of inferior laryngeal muscles. Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina Plate 9 Wood Warblers 52 53 FAMILY IX Certhianæ. Creepers Bill of moderate length or rather long, slender, slightly arched, much compressed, acute; upper mandible with its dorsal outline convex or arched, the ridge narrow, the notches slight or obsolete, lower mandible with the angle rather long and narrow, the dorsal line straight or slightly decurved, the edges inclinate, the tip acute. Head moderate, ovate; neck short.

Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Plate 168 Flycatchers 44 45 Tongue flattened, sagittate, bristly at the tip, oesophagus wide, without crop; stomach elliptical, moderately muscular, with the lateral muscles distinct, the epithelium thin, dense, longitudinally rugous; intestine short. Trachea simple, inferior laryngeal muscles, forming on each side a large pad, but not divisible into several portions as in the singing birds. Nests regularly formed, cupshaped. Eggs from four to six. Say’s Phoebe Sayornis saya Plate 359 Flycatchers 46 47 FAMILY VIII Sylvicolinæ.

Nostrils basal, oval or oblong. Head rather large, ovate; neck short; body rather slender.

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