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By John James Audubon

Audubon's bold undertaking to color the entire birds of North the USA led to a piece that represents one of many nice steps of ornithology. not just did he establish new species, he additionally depicted birds inside their traditional habitat and in brilliant poses. This extraordinary assortment levels from the larger Flamingo and Bald Eagle to the Carolina parakeet. Audubon describes each species in concise texts, mentioning the animals' peculiarities. In its handy structure this publication is the proper present for either technological know-how connoisseurs and paintings fans.

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Oesophagus of moderate width, without crop; stomach oblong, moderately muscular, with a dense rugous epithelium; intestine short, and rather wide. No inferior laryngeal muscles. Nest in crevices or holes, or attached to high places. Eggs: elongated, white. Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus Plate 93 Swallows 38 39 FAMILY VI Hirundinæ. Swallows Bill very short, much depressed and very broad at the base, compressed toward the tip; upper mandible with the dorsal line convex, the edges overlapping, with a small notch close to the slightly decurved tip.

Chuck-Willis-Widow Caprimulgus carolinensis Plate 52 Goatssuckers 32 33 Plumage very soft and blended. Wings very large, the second and third quills longest. Tail long, of ten feathers. Oesophagus rather wide, without crop; stomach very large, rounded, its muscular coat very thin, and composed of a single series of strong fasciculi; epithelium very hard; intestine short and wide. Trachea of nearly uniform width, without inferior laryngeal muscles. Nest on the ground, or in hollow trees. Eggs: generally two.

No inferior laryngeal muscles. Nest in crevices or holes, or attached to high places. Eggs: elongated, white. Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus Plate 93 Swallows 38 39 FAMILY VI Hirundinæ. Swallows Bill very short, much depressed and very broad at the base, compressed toward the tip; upper mandible with the dorsal line convex, the edges overlapping, with a small notch close to the slightly decurved tip. Head broad, depressed; neck very short, body moderate. Feet very short, tarsus very short, anteriorly scutellate; toes of moderate size; first large, all scutellate in their whole length; claws rather strong, compressed, well curved, acute.

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