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How The Birds Got Their Feathers Iroquois Myth
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
Least ViewedThe Owl
The Snowbird's Song
All About The Kingfisher
The Lark In The Meadow
All About The Great Blue Heron Or Blue Crane
The Owl Girl
All About The Barred Or Hoot Owl
The Bobolink A Summer Song
All About The Bobolink Or Ricebird
All About The Woodpecker
Comes north in May--often stays all winter--most commonly seen in the
Song--shrill, lively call resembling the voice of the tree-frog.
Male and female have crimson head and neck--upper parts black with
white marking--white band across wings--most conspicuous when bird is
Lower parts white--bill wedge-shaped, strong, and sharp--tail strong
and stiff, used as a brace when clinging to a tree-trunk and tapping
with bill--toes arranged two in front and two behind for better support
in clinging to tree trunks, etc.
Young birds resemble the parents, except that in colour they are a
Food is largely fruit--green corn, nuts, and larval insects procured
from tree-trunks.--Sometimes stores away nuts, etc.
Place chosen for nest is usually a rotting tree, which is easier to
bore.--Hollow from fifteen to eighteen inches deep.--Eggs pure white,
generally six in number.
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