Prefix There is very little to say about the story of LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Once upon a time there was an English lady in India, where black children abound and tigers are everyday affairs, who had two little girls. To amuse these little gir... Read more of THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO at Children Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
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Comes north in May--often stays all winter--most commonly seen in the
fall.

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
in flight.

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
mottled gray.

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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