This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...or salmon-colour: the size varies considerably. The Blackcap she builds in the raspberry bush, And a snug little nest she makes; And sweetly ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...or salmon-colour: the size varies considerably. The Blackcap she builds in the raspberry bush, And a snug little nest she makes; And sweetly her mate singeth near her--hush! To those musical trills and shakes! He has caught from the Blackbird his rich mellow tone, From the Skylark the melody shrill: And the notes of the Woodlark, the Thrush, and his own, He varies and blends at will. GARDEN WARBLER. FAUTETTE. GARDEN FATJVET. GREATER PETTYCHAPS. NETTLE-CREEPER. FIGURE 28. Scientific name, Motacilla, or Sylvia hortensis, from Sortus, a garden or orchard, such places being the chief haunts of this sweet warbler, whose musical powers are nearly equal to those of the Blackcap. It is a small plain bird of retiring habits, and therefore attracts but little attention. It may be found by those who search for it, in the groves, gardens, thickets, and plantations all through the country, from the end of April to the end of August. Its nest is loosely constructed of coarse grass, sometimes intermixed with wool and moss, and lined with fine fibrous roots and hairs. The German naturalist Bechstein, says, that in his country, the opening of the nest has a border of spiders' web, or silk from the cocoon of some insect; and Mr. Morris states that these substances are used here to attach the structure to the branches amid which it is built. The bird sometimes builds on the ground, among tall grass or nettles, hence the name Nettle-creeper; sometimes in a thick low bush, or among ivy stems against a wall, in which situation Mr. Jesse observed a pair of these birds to build three times in succession. The eggs are from four to six in number, nine-twelfths of an inch long, by six and a half broad; the colour a dull greenish white, dotted with light brown and grey. The Garden War...
Good. No Jacket. 10. 78 pages, plus index and ads, plus eight plates; Blind stamped cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration a little faded over spine; School presentation inscription dated 1856 on blank front free end page; A few spots of foxing.
Nests and Eggs of Familiar British Birds: Described and Illustrated, with an Account of the Haunts and Habits of the Feathered Architects, and Their T
by Henry Gardiner Adams
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