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The Owl And The Raven
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
Least ViewedThe Owl
The Bobolink A Summer Song
The Red-headed Woodpecker In Cap Of Red
The Halcyon Birds
The Sea-doves And The Great Blue Heron Beside The Sea
The Lark In The Meadow
Origin Of The Raven And The Macaw Zuni Creation Myth
All About The Raven
The Kingfisheror Halcyon Bird With The Water Watchman
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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