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How The Birds Got Their Feathers Iroquois Myth
The Owl And The Raven
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
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The Halcyon Birds
All About The Sea-dove
The Bobolink A Summer Song
All About The Robin
The Lark In The Meadow
All About The Kingfisher
All About The Woodpecker
Origin Of The Raven And The Macaw Zuni Creation Myth
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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