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lected by Professor Francis K Somichrast, under the auspices of the Smith-
sonian Institution. The list embraces three hundred and twenty-one
species, with yaluable and occasionally quite copious field-notes by the col-
lector. The paper is pre&ced by several pages, by Professor Sumichrast, on
the character of the avian &una of Southwestern Mexico, which contain
interesting generalizations respecting the distribution of the species. —
J. A. A.

Jordan's Manual of Yetebrats AKiMALS.t — This work, says the
author, was written " to give collectors and students who are not specialists
a ready means of identifying the families, genera, and species of our Verte-
brate Animals. In deference to the uniform experience of botanists, and
in view of the remarkable success achieved by Dr. Coues, in the applica-
tion of the method to Ornithology, the author has adopted the system of
artificial keys. .... Use has hetn freely made of every available source
of information, and it is believed that the present state of our knowledge is
fairly represented.'' The task the author has here attempted seems to have
been carefully done, and the work will doubtless prove of great value
to the class for which it has been prepared. It indicates thorough ac-
quaintance with the literature of the subjects treated, and well represents
the latest and most approved views respecting the classification and no-

* Birds of Sonthwestem Mexico, collected by Francis £. St^chrast. Pre*
pared by Qeoige N. Lawrence. BulL U. S. National Museum, No. 4. Published
under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution. Washington : Government
Printing-office. 1876.

t Mannai of the Yertebrates of the Northern United States, including the
District east of the Mianssippi River, and north of North Carolina and Tennessee,
exclusive of Marine Species, By David Starr Jordan, MS., M. D., etc. Chi-
cago : Janaen, McOaig; Ic Oo^ 1876. 12mo. {^.842. Price, $2.00.



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menclature of the seyeral classes of animals to which the work is devoted.
With respect to the Mammals and Fishes, the author's plan of excluding the
marine forms was doubtless, for various reasons, a wise one, especially in
the case of the Cetaceans, concerning which our knowledge is still lament-
ably deficient In respect to Birds, however, the desire for uniformity is
the only obvious reason for not including the few strictly marine species,
— a reason we deem quite insufficient for marring the otherwise praise-
worthy completeness of the portion of the work devoted to this class.
We notice, however, the absence of Helminthoph<iga leucdbronchialisy while
such species as Euspiza townsendi and jEgiothtu flavirostrU var. brew9ier%y
are included. A few species not yet recorded as found east of the Mis-
souri are also included, though the western boundary of the district located
is assumed to be the Mississippi River. But these are points that in no
way seriously detract from the merits of the book. Several of the analyti-
cal tables of different groups of birds are ^ased on or taken directly fjrom
Coues's key, and the latest and best authorities are followed for the other
classes. Cope is closely followed for the Reptiles and Batrachians, while
the Fishes show much original work. The Mammals are brought down to
the literature of six months since, but several papers now in press or that
have recently appeared will necessitate^a few changes in nomenclature in
future editions. In all cases the author gives liberal credit to the sources
from which he has gathered his materials, as well as for aid more directly
furnished.

On the whole, the author is to be congratulated on the success he has
achieved in this difficult undertaking, combining in a work of convenient
size and moderate cost a text-book of the Vertebrate Animals of the North-
eastern States, reliable in character and sufficiently extended to guide the
student with tolerable ease to the name of any species he may chance to
have in hand. — J. A. A.



Capture of the Orange-crowned Warbler in Massachubetts. —
The Orange-crowned Warbler {HdrMnthophaga cekUa) must be regarded,
so far as our present knowledge warrants, as a rare visitor to New England.
Two only have been previously reported in Massachusetts,* and these, with
a third shot in New Hamp8hire,t fill the list of New England quota-
tions.

* One was taken at Springfield, May 15, 1863, by Mr. J. A. Allen (see Proc.
Essex Institute, Vol. lY, p. 60), and the other at Lynn, Jan., 1875 (see Brewer,
in Proc. Bost. 8oc Nat Hist, Vol. XVII, p. 489).

t At Hollis, May 16, 1876, by Mr. W. H. Fox (Forest and Stream, VoL VI,
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In yiew of this fact, the announcement of a third specimen for Massar
chosetts may be of interest On October 2, 1876, whOe collecting at
Concord, Mass^ I shot a female of this species in fine autumnal plumage.
When first observed it was gleaning industriously among some low, scat-
tered birches, in company with several Black-throated Qreen Warblers
(Dendrceca virens), a few Black-polls (D. striata), and one or two Nash-
ville Warblers {Helminthophaga ruficapiUa). Its small size and dark colors
first drew my attention to it, and led me to suspect its identity. It proved
upon dissection to be a bird of the year. — William Brewster.

Varlablb Abundance of Birds at the same Localities in dif-
ferent Years. — It has probably been observed by most of our field
ornithologists, that many of our rarer birds are to be found in larger num-
bers during some^of their annual or semiannual visits than^^during others.
This is an interesting fact ; but it is a fact of much greater interest that
our commonest summer resid^ts are similarly variable, and that, as a
general rule, where one species varies in this respect, the deviation extends
to all in the same degree. A small increase or decrease in the multitude of
universally common species is, of course, less noticeable than a proportion-
ate variation in the numbers of those which are less abundantly distrib-
uted ; but that the former are as regularly subject to such variation as
the latter is beyond all doubt. So absolute and unchanging is this law,
that its effects may be detected &t)m the appearance of the earliest spring
arrivals to the coming of the last of the vernal migrants. Should the
army of Thrushes and Finches that arrive from the south about the last
of March be unusually large and continuous, you may prophesy with al-
most entire confidence a good year for birds. In the vicinity of Portland
the seasons of 1875 and 1876 have been remarkable in examples of ex-
treme numerical variation ; the one for the paucity of rare species, the
other for their abundance. During the past season (1876) White-crowned
Sparrows occurred in almost unprecedented numbers, often appearing in
flocks of six or eight ; the previous season but one was taken, to my
knowledge. In 1876 specimens of the Mourning and Bay-breasted War-
blers were taken ; the one new to the locality, the other not having occurred
for six years. The Great-crested Flycatcher was common in 1876, rare in
1876. With a few exceptions, the same difference has been perceptible in
the case of every species.

^ But what is it that exerts so potent an influence over our birds ? Not
the weather, it would seem ; for heat or cold, storm or calm, causes
but a slight difference in the time of the arrival of a species, much
less in its numbers. , An apparent auxiliary cause is the weather of the
winter preceding the spring. If the winter be mild and rather free from
snow, there ib an evident increase in the numbers of the earliest arrivals
in March ; but it can hardly be supposed that a bird which does not make
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months before. The great body of migrants are said to pursue different
routes to their northern homes at different seasons. Yeij true ; but how
about our summer residents ?

I confess myself puzzled for a satisfactory solution to the question. The
abundance or scarcity of birds in winter or autumn has been better ex-
plained. — N. C. Brown.

Occurrence of the Wood Ibis in Pennsylvania and New York.
— I learn from Mr. 0. J. Maynard, who saw and examined the spedmeni
that on June 21, 1876, a Wood ^ Ibis {T<mtal%u loculator) was captured at
Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It was reported to be one of a small flock
seen flying northward. " Forest and Stream" (of July 20, 1876) records
(on the authority of Mr. Frederic S. Webster) the capture of another
specimen on Jime 24, at Troy, New York. The occurrence of this strictly
southern species bo far north of its usual range has not, I think, been be-
fore reported. While its usual northern limit in the interior is South-
em Illinois, it has been reported as occurring in Ohio and Wisconsin, and
Dr. Coues refers to its occurrence in Chester County, Pennsylvania, its
previous most northern record on the Atlantic slope. — J. A. Allen.

Peculiar Nesting-Site of the Bank-Swallow. — Dr. Rufhs Ham-
mond, of Brookville, Indiana, writes, under date of June 6, 1876 : " Two
weeks ago I saw a Bank-Swallow building its nest in the east end of a
frame paper-mill, about seventy yards jfrom the depot, in which was placed
the nest of which I have already informed you [see " American Natur-
ralist," Vol. X, p. 373, June, 1876]. A weather-board had become de-
tached from the building, leaving a small opening, in which I watched for
two days a Bank-Swallow building a nest. Soon after the mill caught
fire and was burned, of course destroying the nest and its contents. I
have no doubt these birds will ultimately change their habits so far as to
build their nests in any convenient place, especially in pucUodc holes left
open in brick buildings.* I should, however, add that Mr. Ridgway
(" American Naturalist," Vol. X, p. 493, Aug., 1876) questions whether the
birds observed were not the Rough-winged Swallow (Stdgidopteryx ser-
ripenrvU), which nests as Dr. Hammond describes. — Elliott CouB8»



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iEeiALiTiB wikonius, 2d, 72. i

JEf^aihnB linaria, 21.

Agebeus phoenicens, 22, 25, 53.

An>mi8Qi in North Ameiicaa birds,
20.

Alca impenniS) 53, 58.

Allen, J. A., on nidification of
CLarke'a Crow, 44 ; on the nesting
of the Canada Goose in trees, 50 ;
on Ross's Qoose in Oregon, 52 ; on
decrease of birds in Massachusetts,
54 ; on geographical variation in
the number ana size of birds' eggs,
74 ; on the occurrence of the Wood
Ibis in Pennsylvania and New
York, 96.

Allen, J. D., letter from, respecting
a specimen of BuUo, 3.

Ammodromus caudacutus var. nel-
soni, 40.
« maritimus, 25.

Ampelis garrulus, 73.

Anas boschas. 23.

Anser gambelli, 73.
" hyperboreus, 54, 59, 73,
** lossii, 52.

Anthus lodovicianus, 73, 92.

Ardea candid issima, 27, 73.
« herodias,27.
" rtt£a,40.
" virescens, 27.

Astur atricapillus, 73.

Auk, Great, 53, 58.

Bailet, H. B., on the birds of Cobb's
Isknd, Va., 24.

Bendire, Charles, on the nidification
of Clarke's Crow, 44 ; on the
Canada Goose nesting in trees, 50 ;
on Anser r<mi% in Oi^gon, 52 ; on
geographical variation in birds'

Bemida Iwanta, 23.
Blackbird, Red-winged, 25, 53.



Brachyotus cassini, 72.
Branta canadensis, 50.

" . " var. leucopsis, 41.
Brewer, T. M., on birds of New Eng-
land, 89 ; notice of paper by, 72.
Brewster, Wm., descnption of a new

ries of Helminthophagoy 1 ; on
occurrence of certain birds in
New England, 17 ; on the Curlew
Sandpiper in Mass., 51 ; on singu-
lar food of a Least Bittern, 76 ;
on geographical variation in Den-
droBca patmarumf 82 ; capture of
the Onmge-crowned Warbler in
Mass., 94 ; notices of papers by,
71, 72.

Brown, N. C, on variable abundance
of birds at the same localities in
different years, 95.

Bucephala islandica, 41.

Bunting, Painted Lark, 42.

Buteo DorealiB, 22.
" borealis var. calurus, 40.
*' montana, 33.
^ swainsoni, 42.
** vulgaris, 2, 32. 36.

Camftouehds labradorius, 73.

Campylorhynchus, tarsal envelope
in, 50.

Catherpes, tarsal envelope in, 50.

Centurus carolinus, 73.

Charadius fulvus var. virginicus, 22.

Chaulelasmus couesii, n. sp. 46.

Chioms minor, 48.

Chordeiles popetue var. henryi, 40.

Cistothorus stellaris, 73.

Colaptes auratus, 22.

Colymbus septentrionalis, 23.

Contopus borealis, 73, 92.

Cormorant, Florida, 44.

Corvus americanus, 22, 53, 54,72, 76.
" corai, 53, 54.
*' ossifragus, 19, 25, 72.



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CotumiculuB lecontei, 40.

'' passerinus, 73, 92.

Cotyle riparia, 21, 96.
" serripennis, 9.

Coues, Elliott, on the tarsal enve-
lope in Cam¥pylorhynchu$ and allied
genera, 50 ; on the number of
primaries in Oscinea, 60 ^ on a pe-
culiar nesting-site of the Bank-
Swallow, 96.

Crane, Brown, 63, 68.
« Whooping, 63, 68.

Crow, Clark's, 44.
« Common, 22, 63, 54, 72, 76.
« Fish, 19, 25, 72.

Cupidonia cupido, 22, 63, 56, 73.

Cyanurus cristatus, 22.

Cygnus americanus, 53, 58, 73.

DEA.NE, RuTHVEN, on albinism and
melanism in North American birds,
20 ; on the Philadelphia Vireo in
New England, 74 ; on geographi-
cal variation in DendroBca patmo^-
rwm, 82.

BendrcBca cserulescens, 11.
*' castanea, 21.
" coronata, 21.
" discolor, 25.
" palmarum, 81.
" " var. hypochiysea, 86.

" " var. palmaram, 84.

Dolichonyx oryzivora, 23.

Duck, Barrow's (Jolden-eye, 41.
" Eider, 41.
" King Eider, 41.
" Pintail, 44.
« Surf, 41.

Ducks, former abundance of, in Mas-
sachusetts, 60.

EcTOFiSTES migratorius, 22, 64, 66,
73.

Egret, Little White, 27.
" Reddish, 40.

Embemagra rufivirgata, 89.

Empidonax acadicus, 14.
" traillii, 14. 75.

Euspiza americana, 73.

Extinct birds with teeth, 49.

"Field and Forest," notice of,
71.

Finch, Bachman's, 42.
« Seaside, 25.
" Western Sharp-tailed, 40.

Fleet, W. Van, on the Rough- winged
Swallow in Pennsylvania, 9.

Florida caerulea, 73.



Flycatcher, Acadian, 14

'< Great-crested, 95.

" Traill's, 14, 76.

Frazer, A. M., on intelligence of a
Crow, 76.

Fulica americana, 73.

Fuligula affinis, 23.
" vallisneria, 23.

Fulmams glacialis, 23.

Qallinaoo wilsoni, 23.

Gallinula galeata, 73.

Cheese, former abundance o^ in Mas-
sachusetts, 69.

Gelochelidon aranea, 73.

Gentry, T. G., his « Life-Histories of
Birds," notice of, 49.

Geographical variation in birds' ^gs,

G^eographical variation in Dendrceca

palmaru/nif 81.
Geothlypis Philadelphia, 23, 92.
Goose, Canada, breeding in trees, 50.

« Ross's, 52.

" Snow, 59.

« White-fronted, 41.
Graculus dilophus var. floridanus, 44.
Grakle, Purple, 22, 53.
Grouse, Pinnated, 53, 56.
Grus americanus, 53, 58.

" canadensis, 53, 68.
Gull, Herring, 41.

*^ Laughing, 27.

« Sabme's, 41.

« White-winced, 41.
HiEMATOPUS pamatus, 26.
Harelda glacialis, 44.
Hawk, European Buzzard, 2, 32.

" Fish, 25.

" Swainson's, 42.

« Western Red-tailed, 40.
Helminthophaga celata, 94.

" chrysoptera, 6, 73,

92.
" leucobronchialis, 1.

" pinus, 73.

Helmitherus vermivorus, 73.
Henshaw, H. W., on Empidonax

traillii and E. acadicus, 14 ; report

of, on the ornithology of Wheeler's

Surveys, 70.
Herodias egretta, 73.
Heron, Great Blue, 27.

« Green, 27.

" LitUe White, 27.

" Yellow-crowned Night, 43.
Hierofalco islandicus, 73.



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HimantopuB nigricoUis, 73.

Hirundo bicolor, 21.

** horreorum, 21, 26.

« lunifrons, 21.

'^ serripennis, 21, 96.

Hjlotomoa pueatoB, 54, 55.

Ibis ordi, 73.

Ibis, Wo<vl, 43,"'96.

Icteria virens, 73.

iDgersoll, Ernest, on the njdification
of the American Kinglets, 76.

Jabobr, Pomarine, 41.

Jones, C. M., on the breeding of the
Black-throated Blue Warbler in
Connecticut, 11.

Jordan, D. S., notice of his " Manual
of Vertebrate Animals,'' 93.

Junco hyemalis, 21, 73.
" oregonus, 19.

Ebrguelen Island, Kidder's or-
nithology of, 48.

Kidder, JJH., notice of papers by, 48.

Kingbird, 25.

Elinglet, Qolden-erested, 78.
** Ruby-crowned, 77.

Larus argentatus var. argentatus, 41.
« atricilla, 27.
" lencopterus, 41.

Lawrence, Q. N., notices of papers
by, 47, 93.

Lomvia giylle, 23.
" troile, 23.

Lophortyx califomicus, 22.

Mabsh, O. C, notice of papers by,
49.

Maynard, C. J., on Buteo vulgaris in
l4orth America, 2 ; on geographi-
cal variation in biids' eggs, 75.

Melanerpes erythrocephalus, 54, 56.

Melanism in North American birds,

Meleagris gallopavo var. occidentalis,

55.
Meloepiza melodia, 21.
Mergmus alle, 23.
Merrill, J. C, notes on Texan birds,

88.
Merriam, C. H., on the Ipswich

Sparrow and Hudsonian Titmouse,

in Connecticut, 52.
Micropalama himantopus, 73, 92.
Mimus polyglottus, 73.
Minot, H. D., on the Carolina Wren

in Massachusetts, 76.
Molothrus SBueus, 88.
^ pecorisy 22.



Myiadestes town8endi,*40.

Myiarchus crinitus, 73.

M}dodioctes minutus, 73.
" mitratus, 40, 73.

Nelson, E. W., on birds new to the
fauna of IllinoiB, and notes on
other Illinois birds, 39.

Nettion crecca, 72, 91.

Nighthawk, Western, 40.

Nisus fuscus, 72.

Numenius longirostris, 73.

Nuttall Ornithological Club, histori-
cal sketch of, 29.

Nuttall Ornithological Club, orni-
thological papers by members
of, 30.

Nyctale acadica, 73.

Nyctherodius violaceus, 43, 96.

Sctidrdmus albicollis, 88.
)EMIA fusca, 23.
** perspicillata, 41.
Oporomis agilis, 42.
Oreortyx pictus, 22.
Ortyx virginianus, 22, 73.
Oscines, on number of primaries in,

60.
Otus wilsonianus, 72.
Pandion hali^etus, 36.
Parra gymnostoma, in Texas, 88,
Parula americana, 21.
Parus hudaonicus, 62.
Passer domesticus, 21.
PasserculuA princeps, 18, 62.
Passerella ibaca, 21.
Pelecanus trachyrhynchus, 60.
Pelican, White, 60.
Perissoglossa tigrina, 73, 92.
Petrochelidon lunifrons, 21.
PeucsBa sestivalis, 42.
Philohela minor, 23.
Philomachus pugnax, 19.
Picicorvus columbianus, 44.
Picoides americanus, 73.

" arcticus, 73.
Picus villosus, 72.
Pigeon, WOd, 54, 56.
Plectrophanes pictus, 42.
Plover, Wilson^s, 26.
Podiceps dominicus, 88.
Pooecetes gramiueus, 21.
Porzana Carolina, 22.

*' jamaicensis, 43.

" noveboracensis, 43, 73.
Progne purpurea, 21.
Protonotaria citrea, 42.
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of Traill's Fljcatclitf , ae obseryed
in Maine, 76.
PyrrhophsBiia riefferi, 88.

QUBRQDBDULA dlBCOIS, 23.

QiiiBcalus purpuieuBy 22, 63.
Bail, Black, 4a
« Clapper, 27.
" Yellow, 43.
Eallus lonfipTostiis, 27.
Regulufl calendula, 77.
" curieri, 79.
" satrapa, 73, 7a
Bidffway, Robert, on the occurrence
' of Buteo vulgaris in North Amer-
ica, 32 ; on geographical yariadon
in DendrcBca pcLlmanim, 81.
Ruff, 19.

Rhynchops nigra, 28.
Salpinctes, tarsal envelope in, 50.
Sandpiper, Baird's, 19.
« Curlew, 61.
Sandpipers, former abundance of, in

Massachusetts, 60.
Setophaga ruticilla, 21.
Sialia sialis, 21.
Siurus ludovicianus, 42, 73.
Skimmer, Black, 28.
Snowbird, Or^[on, 19.
Snow, F. H., notice of his " Birds of

Kansas," 47.
Solitaire, Townsend's, 40.
Somateria mollissima, 41.
" spectabilis, 41.
Sparrow, Ipswich, 52.
" Leconte's, 40.
" White-crowned, 95.
Sphyrapieus varius, 22, 60.
Spizella monticola, 73.
" pusilla, 73.
" socialis, 63.
St^nopus wilsoni, 71.
Stetgidopteryx serripennis, 21, 96.
Stercorarius pomatorhinus, 41.
Sterna anglica, 28.
" hirundo, 28.
*' portlandica, 72.
" regia, 28.

** superciliaris var. antillarum,
28.
Streets, T. H., description of a new

duck by, 46.
Stumella magna, 22.
Sula fiber, 72.
Swallow, Bank, 96.



Swallow, Bam, 36.

" Roufidi-winged, 9, 96.
Svmium pebtuosum, 22.
Tachycinbta bicolor, 21.
Tantalus loculator, 43, 96.
Tarsal envelope in Ckmifylorhifnd¥U$

and allies, 50.
Tern, Common, 28.
« Least, 28.
« Mardi,2a
" Portland, 72.
« Royal, 28.
Troglodytes aedon var. Parkmanni^

79.
Thryothorus ludovicianus, 76.
Titmouse, Hudsonian, 52.
Totanus semipalmatus, 26.
Tringa bairdii, 19.

" subaiquata, 51.
Turdus migratorius, 21, 72, 90.
Turkey, Wild, 53, 58.
Tyrannus carolinensis, 22, 26.

" ■ verticalis, 73.
ViREO belli, 42.
" flavifrons, 74.
« gilvus, 73, 92.
" noveboMu^nsis, 73.
« philadelphicus, 74.
Vireo, BelFs, 42.

« Philadelphia, 74.
" Yellow-throated, 74.
Wagtail, Larce-billed Water, 42.'
Warbler, Bav-breasted, 95.

« Black-throated Blue, 11.
" Connecticut, 42.
** Golden-winged, 6, 94.
" Hooded Flycatching, 42.
" Mourning, 95.
« Prairie, 25.
" Prothonotary, 42.
Warren J., on the nesting of the
Golden- winged Warbler in Massa-
chusetts, 6.
Willett, 26.
Woodpecker, Pileated, 53, 65.

" Red-headed, 64, 56.
« YeUow-beUied, 63.
Wren, Caliibmian House, 79.

" Carolina, 76.
Xanthocephalds icterocephalus, 22.
Xanthura incas var. luxuosa, 89.
Xema sabinei, 41.
Zenadura carolinensis, 73, 92.
Zonotrichia albic(dlis, 21.



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QjUARTERLY BULLETIN



OF THE



ITuttaU Ornithological Ch1),



CAMBRIDGE, MASS.



Vol. I. APRHi, 1876.



No. 1.



CONTENTS



Dbscbiptiok op a nbw Species of
Hblminthofhaga. Wm. Brewster.

Thb Common Buzzabd Hawk (Bu-
teo V\tlg(xns) op Europe in North
America. C. J. Maynard.

Nesting op the Golbbn-winobd
Warbler {Helminthophaga chrysop-
tera) in Massachusetts. J. War-

Notes on the Rough- winged Swal-
low (Hirundo Serrtpennhyiix Penn-
sylvania. Walter Van Fleet.

Ok the Breeding op the Black-
throated Blue Warbler {Den-



drcBca CcaruUacena) in Connecticut.
C. M. Jones.



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On Empidonax, Traillii and Aca-
Dicus. H. W. Henshaw. 14

Occurrence op certain Birds in
the New England States. Wm.
Brewster. 17

Albinism and Melanism among
North American Birds. Rnth-
ven Deane. 20

Notes op Birds pound Breeding
on Cobb's Island, Va. H. B. Bai-
ley. 24



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ent To meet this want in some measure the Bulle-
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Vol. I — JUIiT^ 1876. — No. 2.



CONTENTS.



Thk Nuttaix Ornitholooical Club



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RSOARDING BUTEO VULGARIS IN NORTH

Ambriga. By Robert Ridgway .... 82

Additions to the Avi-pauna of Illinois,
WITH Notes on other Species op Il-
linois Birds. By E, W, Nelson .... 89

Notes on the Breeding Habits op
Clabke*s Crow {Pidconous ccHumlnawu)^
with an Account op its Nest and Egos.
By Capiain Charles BemUre, U. S. A. . . 44

Description of a new Duck from Wash-
DtGTON Island. By Thomas H. Streets,
M.D., Pasted AssUtant Surgeon, U. S. N. 46



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Regent Literature 47

Lawrence* 8 Descriptions of New Species of
American Birds. — Kidder's Ornithology
of Kerguelen Island. — Kidder and Genesis
" A Study of Chionis minor, '^ etc. —
Marsh's Extinct Birds with Teeth. —
Gentry's ** Life-Histories of the Birds of
Eastern Pennsylvania."

General Notes

Breeding of the Canada Goose in Trees. —
Tarsal Envelope in Campyhrhynchus and
allied Genera. — Occurrence of the Cur-
lew Sandpiper in Massachusetts. — The
Ipswich Sparrow in New Brunswick. —
Passercubts princeps and Parus hudaonicus
in Connecticut — Anser rosdi in Oregon.



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