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All About The Chickadee
Which Was The Wiser?
All About The Chicken-hawk
A Legend Of The Northland
The Chickadee Or Snowbird In The Snow
The Swallow Under The Eaves
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The Snowbird's Song
All About The Kingfisher
The Circling Of Cranes
All About The Great Blue Heron Or Blue Crane
The First Hawk
The Owl Girl
All About The Barred Or Hoot Owl
All About The Bobolink Or Ricebird
All About The Barn Swallow
Comes north about first or second week in April. Remains until late
September or October--builds and travels in flocks or companies--winters
in South or Central America.
Song--a constant twitter.
Head and upper parts except forehead steel blue--tail feathers marked
with white--forehead and throat clear chestnut colour--chest and lower
body paler chestnut.
Food--chiefly insects caught while on the wing.
Nest--built chiefly of mud--chooses under eaves or cavelike places for
building--mud mixed with grasses and (one authority also asserts) a
sticky saliva from the bird's mouth.
Eggs--white, tinted a delicate rose, and speckled finely with brown and
purple.--Two or three broods in a season.
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