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inch. They are quite regularly ovate, with fine dottings of pale
lilac scattered thinly and evenly over a grayish-white ground-color.
A few spots or blotches of burnt sienna occur about the large ends,
while occasional irregular penlike lines of dark brown diversify the
remaining surface.

Upon referring to published accounts of the nesting of this
Warbler, I find the statements by the different authors most con-
flicting, and the authenticity of many of the specimens open to
gravest doubt. Both Mr.^Maynard (in " Birds of Florida," Part II,
page 61) and Dr. Coues (** Birds of the Northwest," page 67) base
their descriptions upon alleged specimens sent to the Smithsonian
Institution by Mr. Norwood C. Giles, of Wilmington, N. C. Dr.
Brewer refers to these specimens as '' eggs supposed to be of this
species," and Dr. Coues describes the nest as " built in a large mass



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of Spanish moss," and as " composed chiefly of that material. A part
of the moss which hung from an oak bough, two feet downward
and a foot across, was caught up and closely woven together with a
little iibrous substance and much plant-down, to form a swing-
ing bed for the nest, with a lateral entrance which will admit the
hand. Inside is the nest proper, of the usual dimensions, very
neatly wrought of the moss, with a smooth even border, and lined
with plant-down and a few fine grasses." From the great difference
in the position and structure of the nest, there seems little reason
to doubt that Mr. Giles was mistaken in his identification. Nut-
tail's account of "its curious 1 fabric, suspended to a kind of rope
which hangs from tree to tree," is manifestly fabulous, while
Audubon's description is, to say the least, very vague and unsatis-
factory, though, as far as it goes, it certainly most nearly approxi-
mates to the specimen before me.

From the number of individuals I saw near Savannah, Ga., May 5
(I heard in Bonaventure Cemetery four different males singing at one
time), I am led to believe that the Yellow-throated Warbler breeds
more abundantly in Northern Georgia (and perhaps in South and
North Carolina) than farther south.



D'HAMONTILLEfS ENUMERATION OF THB BiRDS OP EUROPE.* — The

writer is indebted to bis friend and correspondent. Baron D*Hamonville,
for a copy of his recent Catalogue of the Birds of Europe, which deserves
more than a mere mention on account of the admirably comprehensive
maimer in which it has been prepared. While it enumerates every form
that has been claimed to have been taken within the limits of Europe, it
is careful to designate in a significant manner the writer's mode of dis-
sent Thus, names believed to have no specific significance, or to rep-
resent a race rather than a species, are marked with a Greek minuscule ;
those whose presence is questioned are given with an interrogation sign,
and those whose occurrence is exceptional are also designated. Thus
divided, the Baron makes the whole number fos, as follows : —

* Catalogue des Oiseaux d' Europe, ou Enumeration des esp^ces et races d'oi-
seaux dont la presence, soit habituelle soit fortnite, a M ddment constat^e dans
les limites g^ographiques de T Europe, par J. C. L. T. D'Hamonville. 8vo.
pp. 74. Paris : 1876.



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107



Species resident or of regular migration 425

Species of fortuitous occurrence 156

Species whose capture in Europe is disputed .... 22

European races ^^

658
The number of accideutal visiters is surprisingly lai^, being about one
fourth of the whole Catalogue, and is very nearly equally divided between
Africa, Asia, and North America. These do not include those whose
presence is disputed, though the number of the latter should probably be
enlarged. Thus Haliaitus leuco<xj)halus is accepted without dispute, though
its right to be included is generally questioned.

Appended is a list of the portion of the visitors to Europe from North
America, with the region where taken : —

Nandents /iircatvs, England.

Accifn'ter atrkapiUtu^ Scotland.

Setfpt OMt'o, England.

Piem vilkmu, England.

Pieui pubacens, England.

CoccyzuM amertcamiSf England.

CoecjfzuMerifthrophthnlmiu, Italy (Lucca).

Alceth alcjfonf Ireland.

Affeftewt pkamicemf England.

Loxia leucoptera, England.

Anthug ludookianus, Heligoland.

Tardus fusceiKetis, Pomerania.

Tnrdug paUatt, Switzerland.

TwrdM Kwaituoni (not given).

Harparhynckui ruftu, Heligoland.

Reffaltu ealenduUif England.

DendrmxL virens, Heligoland.

Progne purpurea^ England.

Blrundo bicolor^ England.

Ectopustea migratoriuM, Russia, Norway,
England.

CharadriuB uirginicus, Heligoland.

Charadrttt§/ulvui, Malta.

jEgialitU voctfera, England.

Nnmemim hudrnfmcHS, Iceland, England.

Numemu* horealUf Scotland.

Macrorhamphus griseug. Northern Eu-
rope.

Tringa maculata, England.



Tringa bonaparteiy England and France.

Tringa pumfla, England.

Trifngites rufeaeens, England, France,
Heligoland.

Gambetta flavipet^ England.
Rkyarophilus soUtarius, Scotland.
Actitig ntacularia, Western Europe.
Bartramia longhauda, Central Europe.
SymphemiagemipalnMta, Sweden,France'
Botaurui lentiginosus, Germany, Eng-
land.
Puffinwt obfcurus, France, England.
Pnffintm fidigimmUt France, England.
ThaloMidroma leucorrhoa, Western Eu-
rope.
Chrwooeepkalus airidUa, France, Eng-
land.
Chracocfphalus philaddphkLf England.
Xema tabinei. Northern Europe.
Martca americana, England.
Querqitedula d'ucon^ France.
Aix sponsa, England, France, Germany.
Falix coUariSf England.
FuUx affinis, England.
Clangula albeoUif England.
(Edemia perspicUlata, Western Europe.
MerguM cucuUattu, France, England.
Uria colamba, Greece (Von Heuglin).
SiMorhfnchus pgittacuIuSt Sweden.

T. M. B.

Mebriam's "Review op the Birds op Connecticut."* — Through

♦ A Review of the Birds of Connecticut, with Remarks on their Habits. By C.
Hart Meniam. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. IV, pp. — , 1877.



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the kindness of the author we have received advance sheets of the above-
cited paper, shortly to be issued under the auspices of the Connecticut
Academy, as the first of a proposed series on the Fauna of that State.
Since the appearance of Linsley's " Catalogue of the Birds of Connec-
ticut " in 1843, no detailed eniinieration of the birds of that State has
been published. Hence the advent of Mr. Merriam's paper must be hailed
with interest by all engaged in the study of New England Ornithology.
The author gives in all two hundred and ninety-tw^o species. Of these
he arranges under special lists in tabular form, one hundred and thirty-five
as " summer residents " ; twenty which probably breed occasionally, but are
not known to do so ; forty-one resident species ; ninety migrants ; sixty-
seven winter visitants ; thirty-one irregular summer visitants ; forty-six
rare accidental visitants ; and nineteen rai'e and irregular visitants. Fol-
lowing these is a tabulated analysis of Linsley's Catalogue, in which he
eliminates sixty-three species given by that author on apparently insuf-
ficient authority, though many of these are afterwards included by Mr.
Merriam upon more recent and tangible evidence. The Avifauna of Con-
necticut, though essentially Alleghanian in character, has been long known
to embrace many Carolinian fonns, but the relative extent of this " tinge,"
geographically as well as specifically,. has been considerably developed by
Mr. Merriam's careful researches. Thus, upon unimpeachable authority
are given as birds of Connecticut, DmidroRca dominica^ Lophophanes hieolofy
Oporomis formosusy Cardivulu virginutnus, Empidonax acadicuSy and Cen-
txirus carolinusy while, singularly enough, several species known only in the
more northern New England States as spring and fall migrants have been
found breeding. In the careful elaboration of interesting detaib culled
from personal experience and the note-books of well-known and trust-
worthy field collectors, this paper is most rich. Indeed, if we may be
permitted to qualify otherwise undiluted praise by a little censure, we
should sa}' that a judicious summarizing of data and incident would divest
this paper of a great deal of unnecessary cumbersomeness. Still, it is
perhaps better to err in this direction than in the other and too common
one, and Mr. Merriam certainly deserves much credit for his arduous
labors. — W.B.



Note on Doricha enicura (VieilL), — About two years ago Mr. H.
W. Henshaw submitted some birds to me for determination, among which
was the female of a species of Humming- Bird obtained by him in Arizona,
which I considered to be Doricha enicura, and it is so recorded in United
States Greographical Survey W. of 100th Meridian, Vol. V, Chap. III. On
a re-examination lately made, I find it was not properly referred, and a
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specieB, which must now be included in our Fauna in place of D. enicura.
At the time of my first examination I had no specimen of the female of G.
lucifer, and was misled by the general similarity of coloring of the two
species, especially the distribution of colors in the tail, both having it
rufous at base, black in the middle, and white at the end ; JX enicttra has the
tail-feathers narrower, and the rufous on their bases rather more in extent.
The females of Calothorctx pulchra and of MyrtU fannioB closely resemble
the same sex of the species spoken of above in general plumage, and in
having their tails of the same pattern of coloration. In many allied forms
among the Trochilidce, the females resemble each other so much that a
satisfactory determination of them is quite difficult, except with authentic
examples of the different species to compare with. — Qbo. N. Lawrence,
New Y<yrk City.

• Occurrence or the Black Vulture or Carrion Crow in Ohio. —
On or about December 20, 1876, I came upon three individuals of this
species (Cathartes atratus, Less.), feeding on the carcass of a hog, in a
woodeil ravine near Madison vill^; one of them I shot at and wounded, but
lost sight of it in the woods, and the other two remained in the immediate
vicinity long enough to give me an excellent opportunity to observe their
peculiarities of form and flight, although I could not approach within
gunshot of them. On January 1, 1877, however, I found a specimen that
had been killed a few days previous, in the same locality, by Mr. Edwin
Leonard, of Madisonville, under circumstances rendering it probable that it
was the one I had wounded ; its skin is now in my collection.

The occurrence of this bird in Ohio, or in fact anywhere in the Missis-
sippi Valley north of the Ohio River, has heretofore rested solely on
Audubon's account of its range, which has been quoted by all subsequent
writers ; and, being essentially a southern species, its capture here, at a
time when the Ohio River was frozen over and the ground covered with
several inches of snow, seems worthy of remark. I have identified this
species here satisfactorily to 'myself, on two previous occasions, both in
winter, but have never seen the "Turkey Buzzard** (C. aura) at that season,
although it is quite common during the summer. — Frank W. Langdon.

Occurrence op the Western Nonpareil and Bbrlandier'b Wren
AT Fort Brown, Texas. — Dr. J. C. Merrill, U. S. A^ in a recent letter
to the writer, says : " I have recently (April 23 and 24, 1877) taken two
fine males of Cyanospiza vetsicoloT^ a bird new to our Fauna, although
included in Baird, Brewer, and Ridgway*8 * Histary of North American
Birds.' I have also heard and seen several others. They frequent mes-
quite chaparral, and betray themselves by their notes, which somewhat
resemble those of (7. cyomeo. Berlandier's Wren {ThryothorHs Indoviciantu
var. herlandiert)j also new, but included in Baird, Brewer, and Ridgway's
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he had juet found a beautiful nest of SpermophUa moreUti, which proves
to be a rather abundant species. — J. A. Allen, Cambridge^ Mcus,

A Cuckoo's Ego in a Cedar-Bird's Nest. — On July 19, 1874, while
collecting in a piece of swampy second growth about four miles from
Utica, N. Y., I discovered a nest in a small sapling about eight feet from
the ground, which, on examination, I found to contain four eggs of the
Cedar-Bird (Ampelis eedrorvm), and one egg of the Cuckoo. From the
damp situation, from the appearance of the egg itself, and from the fact
of my having found the nest of that bird in the same piece of wood the
previous year (1873), I am led to believe it was that of the Black-billed
species (Coccyziu erythroph4halmtu). The nest was deserted and apparently
had been for some time, as all the eggs were addled, nor could I see that
incubation had begun ; certainly it had not in the Cuckoo's egg. I can
find no mention in print, nor have I ever before heard, of such a case. —
Egbert Bagg, Jr., Utica, N. Y.

[The laying of our American Cuckoos in the nests of other birds is
doubtless not so rare an occurrence as has been supposed. Two instances
have been observed recently in this immediate vicinity, and I have heard
of others. Mr. A. M. Frazar, of Watertown, Mass., informs me of one in-
stance where the Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyztis americanus) deposited
an egg in a Robin's nest, and another case of the laying of the same
species in the nest of a Wood Thrush. In the March number of the
" Oologist" (Vol. Ill, p. 3, published at Utica, N. Y.) an anonymous writer
records (since Mr. Ba^s note was received for publication) the finding of
tu)o eggs of the " Cuckoo " (species not given) in the ne^t of a " Redbird "
at Gambler, Ohio. — J. A. Allen.]

Occurrence for the first Time in England of the Rorin (Turdus
migratoritu), — Mr. J. E. Harting records the first occurrence in England
of this species in an article in " The Field " (published in Londcm, Eng-X
of December 23, 1876, and also in the "Zodlogist" for January, of which
paper he is editor. The bird was taken alive, owing to its exhausted
state, when reaching land at Dover, during April or May.

Mr. Harting is a well-known authority on stragglers, having published
in 1872 a Handbook of British Birds, in which was recorded 212 speci-
mens of American birds, belonging to 42 different species. Since that
time some of these have been discredited, and others added, until at the
present time the list embraces 220 instances of the occasional appearance
in Great Britain of North American birds. Of the species referred to in
this list, there are five birds of prey, fourteen Passeres and Picarict, one
Columha, fourteen Grallatores^ and eight Natatores, The prevailing winds
of the Atlantic being westerly probably accounts for the greater abun-
dance of American stragglers in Europe than the contrary. — H. B. Bailet,
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INDEX.



Accentor aaricapillus, 31.

Acci^ter atricapillns, 107.

Actitis roacalana, 107.

^gialitis Yocifera, 107.
" wilsonia, 13, 46.

.£giotha8 canescens, 14, 46.
** exilipes, 51.

" rufescens, 51.

iBfptbina lencoptera, 90.

^strelata hssitata, 97.

AgelflBos phocnicous, 107.

Aix sponsa, 107.

Akhnrst, J., capture of the Egyptian
Gooee on Long Island, N. T., 52.

Alcedo alcyon, 107.

Allen, J. A., note on breeding-dresfl of
Phalaropes, 41 ; nest and eggs of the
Alaskan Wren, 82 ; on Cuckoos lay-
ing in nests of other birds. 111.

Ammodroraus candacutns, 27, 28.

Anas obscnra. 96.

AnatidsB, neotropical, notice of Sdater
and Salvin's paper on, 24.

Anser gambeli, 14. 46.
" segetnro, 96.

Anchos coronata, 32.
** rhenninieri, S3.
" Indoviclanus, 17, 107.

Antrostomus macromystax, 93.
" nigrescens, 93.

Aramns scolopacens, 23.

Archibuteo ferruuinens, 26.

Aadubonia occidentalis, 95.

Baog, E., Jr., Cackoo*s egg in a Cedar-
Bird's nest, 110.

Bailey, H. B., occurrence of Leoonte's
Bunting in Iowa, 26; occurrence of
Pcuserculus princnts in New York, 78 ;
occurrence for the first time of the
Robin in England, 110.

Bartramia longicauda, 107.

Bemicla hutchinsi, 14, 46.
" leucopsis, 17.

Botanrus lentiginosus, 107.

Brachyotus cassini, 14.

Brewer, T. M., a defence of his Cata-
logue of New England Birds, 44 ; a
new bird to Massachussets, 78 ; a new
form of Sumia to New England, 78 ;
breeding of Leach's Petrel on the
coast of Maine, 80. I



Brewster, Wm., the Black-and- Yellow
Warbler, I ; northern range of the
Sharp-tailed Finch, 28; two unde-
scribed nests of Califomian birds, 37 ;
an undescribed Hybrid between two
North American Grouse, 66 ; the Yel-
low-throated Warbler, 102.

Brown, J. A. H., on JEyiothus exilipti
in Europe, 51.

Brown, N. C., notes on birds new to the
fauna of Maine, etc., 27.

Bubo yirginianus, 80.

Bunting, Chestnut-collared, 78.
" Leconte's, 26.

" MacCown's, 52.

Burroughs, J., notice of his " Wake-
Robin," 48.

Buteo cooperi, 89.

Buzzard, Ferrugjiious, 26.

Calamospiza bicolor, 92.

Calocitta colliei, 93.

Cardinalis virginianus. 108.

Carpodacus amplus, 60 - 66.
" frontalis, 60 -66.

" purpureas, var. califbmi-

cus, 37.

Catharista atrata, 94.

Cathartes atratus, 109.

Cen turns carolinus, 108.

Ceryle americana, 94.

Charadrius fulvus, 107.
" virginicus, 107.

Chat, Yellow-breasted, 16.

Chenalopex segy pti-^cus, 52.

Chrcecocephalus atricilla, 96, 107.
" Philadelphia, 107.

Chrysomitris yarrelli, 92.

Chrysopoga typica. 92.

Cistothorus stellaris, 15.

Clangula nlbeola, 107.

Coale, H. K., MacCown's Longspur in
Illinois, 52 ; Junco omjcnus in Illi-
nois, 82 ; notes on Nyctale acadica, 83.

Coccothraustcs ferreirostris, 92.

Coccyzus americanus, 107, 108.

" erythrophthalmus, 107, 108.

Collocalia unalaschkensis, 90.

Collurio ludovicianus var. excubitoroi-
des, 21.

Contopus borealis, 16.

Conurus carolinensis, 50.



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INDEX.



Cooper, J. G., notice of his " New Facta
relating to Californian Ornithology,"
76 ; on Seventy-five Doubtful West-
Coast Birds, 88.
Coot, 17.
CorvuB americanus, 14, 45.

" ossifragus, 13, 46, 93.
Cory, C. B., the Black Gyr-Falcon in

Massachusetts, 27.
Cotumiculus lecontei, 26.

" passerinus, 16, 47.

Coues, E., note on PodicoM dominicus,
26; Eastward Range or the Ferrugi-
nous Buzzard, 26 ; corrections of no-
menclature in the genus Sitirus, 29 ;
Western Range of Conurus carolinen-
n'Sf 50 ; note on the Cinnamon Teal,
51 ; a pigeon {Leptoptila alhijrons)
new to the United States Fauna, 82 ;
Afelopeiia leucoptera in Colorado, 83.
Cowbird, Common, 85.

" Dwarf, 85.
Crow, Common, 14, 45.

" Fish. 13, 46.
Cuckoo, Black-billed, 110.
" Yellowbilled. 110.
Cupidonia cupidini-columbianus, 67.
" cupido, 66.
" var. pallidicinctus, 52.
Curlew, Long-billed, 17.
Cyanocitta beecheyi, 93.

" ultramarina, 93.

Cyanocorax geofFroyi, 93.
Cyanospiza versicolor, 109.
Dafila urophasiana, 96.
D'Hamonville, Baron, notice of his
" Catalogue des Oiseaux d'Europe,"
106.
Deane, R., unusual abundance of the
Snowy Owl in New England, 9;
note on the Barnacle Goose, 18 ; oc-
currence of the Sooty Tern in Massa-
chusetts, 27 ; probable breeding of
the Acadian Owl in Massachusetts,
84.
DendrcBca auduboni, 27.

" blackbumisB, 48, 104.
" caerulea, 14, 21, 48.
" coronata, 31.
" dominica, 102, 108.
*' maculosa, 1.
** montana, 90.
" striata, 90.
" virens, 105. 107.
Demiegretta ludoviciana, 51.
Diomedea chlororhyncha, 96.

" fuliginosa, 97.
Doricha enicura, lOS.
Dove, Carolina, 15.
** White-crowned, 82.
** White-winired, 83.
Dryotomus delattri, 94.



Duiy, C, Fecundity of the Carolina

Wren, 50.
EcTOPiSTBs roigratorins, 107.
Elliot, D. G., remarks on Sdaaphonu

allenif 97.
Eroberiza atricapilla, 92.
Empidonax acadica, 108.
Enicocichla, see Henicocichla.
Eupsychortyx cristatus, 95.
Falco columbarius, 79.

" sacer var. labredora, 27.
FalconidsB, notices of Ridgway's papers

on, 70-73.
Finch, Californian Purple, 37.

Sharp-tailed, 27, 28.
Flycatcher, Great-crested, 16.
" Olive-sided, 16.
" Townsend's, 77.
Fox, W. H., capture of the Philadel-
phia Yireo in Mew Hampshire, 78.
Frazar, A. M., Audubon's Warbler in
Massachusetts, 27; persistency at
nest-building in a House- Wren, 78;
the Mottled Owl as a Fisherman, 80.
Fringilla maculata, 92.
Fulica americana, 17.
Fulix affinis, 107.

" collarrs, 107.
Gallimulk, Florida, 83.
" Purple, 83.

Gambetta flavipes, 95, 107.
Gannet, Booby, 14, 46.
Garrod, A. H., notice of papers by, 23.
Geothlypis Philadelphia, 16, 17.
" trichas, 89.
" velatus, 89.
Gnatcatcher, Blue-Gray, 14, 20, 49.
Goose, Barnacle, 18.
** Egyptian, 52.
" Gambers, 14, 46.
" Hutchins's, 14, 46.
Grackle, Boat-tailed, 12, 45.

** Long-tailed, 85.
Graculus carbo, 96.
Grant's Catalogue of the Birds of Malta

and Gozo, notice of, 70.
Grebe, Saint Domingo, 26.
Grouse, Hybrid, 66.
" Pinnated, 66.
" Sharp-tailed, 66.
GruR americana, 95.
Guadaloupe Island, birds of, discussed
with reference to the present genesis
of species, 58.
Gulls, Skua or Jager, 23.
Gyr-Falcon, Black, 25, 27.
Gyr-Falcons, 25.
HlsMATOPUS ater, 95.
Haliaetus leucocephaliis, 107.

" pelagicus, 94.
Harporhynchus rufus, 107.

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Hawk, Pigeon, 79.

" Sharp-shinned, 14.
HelnuDthophaga celata, 81.

" chrysoptcra, 16, 47.

" lawrencei, l9.

" leucobronchialis, 79.

" pinns, 16.

Helmithems vermivorus, 16, 21.
Uenicocichla aurocapillus, 31.
" Indovicianas, 33.

" major, 33.

" motacilla, 33.

'* noveboracensis, 32.

** sulphurascens, 33.

Henshaw, H. W., description of a new
species of Homming-iiird firom Cali-
fornia, 53.
Heron, Louisiana, 51.
Herrick, H., capture of a second speci-
men of Hdminihophaga lawrencei^
19.
Hierofiedco candicans, 25.
" islandicQS, 25.
" labradora, 25.
Himndo bicolor, 107.
Hamming-Bird, Green-backed, 53.
" Rufous-backed, 53.

Hydrochelidon lariformis, 34, 96.

" nigrum, 96.

Hypocanthns stanleyi, 92.
Hypocolius ampelinus, 91.
ICTERiA virens, 16.
Icterus baltimore, 92.
" califomicus, 92.
" pustulatus, 92.
** spurius var. affinis, 85.
JuNCO annectens 60-66.
** hyemalis, 17.
" insularis, 60-66.
" oregonus, 82.
KiNGLBT, Golden-crested, 17.
Laoopus albus, 14, 46.
Lamb, W. F., on nest and eggs of

Townsend's Fhrcatcher, 77.
Langdon, F. W., Black Vulture in

Ohio, 109.
Lanius elet^ans, 91.
" lahtora, 91.
Lams belchfri, 96.

Lawrence. G. N., occurrence of the Bar-
nacle Goose {Bemida leucopsis) on
Lon^ L>land, N. Y., 18; note on
Cupidonia cupido var. palUdicindus,
52 ; note on Doricha enieura, 108.
Leptoptiia albifrons, 82.
Lobipes byperboreus, 88, 42.
Lon^spur, MacCown's, 52.
I^phophanes bicolor, 108.
Lophortyx elegans, 95.
Loxia lencoptera, 108.
Macborhamphus griseus, 107.
Mareca amcricana, 107.



McCanley, C. A. H , notice of his Notes

on Texan Ornithology, 76.
Melanerpes erythrocephalns, 94.
Melopelia lencoptera, 83, 95.
Mergus cucuilatus, 107.
Meniam, CL H., his ** Review of Birds

of Connecticut " noticed, 107.
Merrill, J. C, a Humming-Bird new to

the Fauna of the United States, 26 ;

notes on Mofotkms ceneus, 85 ; West-
em Nonpareil and Berlandier's Wren

in Texas. 109.
Micropalama himantopus, 17, 48.
Milvulus forficatus, 21.
Minot, H. D., notice of his " Land-Birds

and Game-Birds of New England/' 49.
Molothrus rcneus, 85.
'* pecoris, 85.
" " var. obscuras, 85.

Motacilla aurocapilla, 31.
" canadensis, 31.
" fluviatilis, 32.
" leucoptera, 90.
" nsevia, 32.
" noveboracensis, 32.
" tigrina, 32.
Murdock, J., the Pigeon-Hawk at sea,

79.
Myiadestes to^msendi, 77.
Myiarchus crinitus, 16.
Myiodioctes minutus, 14, 46.
" mitratns, 16, 21.

Nauclems furcatus, 107.
Nelson, E. W., a- contribution to the

biography of Wilson's FhalHrope, 88 ;

the Louisiana Heron in Indiana, 51 ;

notice of his " Birds of Northeastern

Illinois," 68.
Nettion crecca, IS, 46.
Nisus fuscus, 14.

** gundlachi, 71.
Nonpareil, Western, 109.
Numenius borealis, 107.
** hudsonicus, 107.
" ru6ventris, 95.
Nyctale acadica, 14, 15, 83, 84.
Nyctea scandiaca, 9.
CEdkmia pernpicillata, 107.
Onychotes gruoeri, 89.
Oporomis formosus, 108.
Oriole, BaUiinore, 92.
•* Bullock's, 86.

" Hooded, 86, 87.

" Orchard, 86, 87.
Ortyx fascial us, 95.

" virginianus, 15.
Otus wilsonianus, 14.
Owl, Acadian, 14, 15, 83, 84.

" Barn, 28.

" Great-horned, 80.

" Hawk, 78.



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