Tales About Birds, Illustrative of Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts by Bingley

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Author Bingley, Thomas
Engraver Landells, Ebenezer, 1808-1860
Illustrator Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890
Title Tales About Birds, Illustrative of Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts
Contents Uncle Thomas tells about the golden eagle, and narrates various stories illustrative of its ferocity and power -- Uncle Thomas tells about the osprey, or sea-eagle, and about the white-headed or bald eagle of America -- Uncle Thomas tells several interesting tales about the ferocity and tenacity of life in the vulture, and about the greediness with which it devours its prey -- Uncle Thomas tells about the various kinds of falcons, and describes the sport of hawking, as anciently practised in England -- Uncle Thomas tells about owls, and of the curious peculiarities in their structure, which enables them to seek for and secure their prey during the night -- Uncle Thomas tells about the heron, and its place of retreat; as well as about the affection and gentleness of the stork and the crane -- Uncle Thomas tells about some interesting peculiarities in the habits of the ostrich and the emu, as well as about those of the turkey in its native forests -- Uncle Thomas tells about parrots, their seeming intelligence, and relates several curious stories of their power of imitating the human voice.
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Language English
LoC Class QL: Science: Zoology
Subject Birds -- Juvenile literature
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EBook-No. 61808
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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