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|Notes:||Each plate preceded by leaf with descriptive letterpress.
Issued also as a Special bulletin no. 3 of the United States National Museum.
A supplement to the author's Life histories of North American birds with special reference to their breeding habits and eggs, 1892.
Published at the joint expense of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum.
|Description:||ix, 518 p. VII col. pl. 32 cm.|
|Contents:||List of Officers, Members, and Regents. pp. viii. Introduction. Family Psittacidae. Parrots, Paroquets, etc. pp. 1. Family Cuculidae. The Cuckoos, Anis, etc. pp. 6. Family Trogonidae. Trogons. pp. 32. Family Alcedinidae. Kingfishers. pp. 34. Family Picidae. Woodpeckers. pp. 42. Family Caprimulgidae. Goatsuckers, etc. pp. 142. Family Micropodidae. Swifts. pp. 175. Family Trochilidae. Hummingbirds. pp. 188. Family Cotingidae. Cotingas. pp.230. Family Tryannidae. Tyrant Flycatchers. pp. 231. Family Alaudidae. Larks. pp. 327. Family Corvidae. Crows, Jays, Magpies, etc. pp. 349. Family Stunidae. Starlings. pp. 427. Family Icteridae. Blackbirds, Orioles, etc. pp. 429. Plates. Alphabetical index. pp. 509-517.|
|Series Title:||Smithsonian Institution publication, 985; Smithsonian contributions to knowledge., [Vol. XXXII].|
|Responsibility:||by Charles Bendire ... with seven lithographic plates.|
This volume of the Life Histories of North American Birds, like the one preceding, is based on the collections in the United States National Museum, and relates only to land birds.