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45 ; capture of the YeJlow-throated
Warbler in Massachusetts, and notes
on other rare Massachusetts birds,
146 ; nest and eggs of the Yellow-



bellied Flycatcher [Empidimax flavi-
ventrit), 166.

Pyranga sestiva, 164, 174.
" rubra, 6«, 174.

Pyrrhnloxia sinuata, 122.

Qdiscalus purpureas, 176.

Ragsdalb, G. H., the Painted Lark
Bunting {Plectrophanet pictus) in
Texas, 92.

Rail, King, 146.

Rallus crepitans, 85.
" elegans, 85, 146.
" virginianus, 17.

Rathbum, F. B., notice of his Cata-
logue of Birds of Central New York,
34,85.

Redbird, Cardinal, 131.
" Summer, 164, 174.

Redstart, 70, 174.

Regulus calendula, 170.
" satrapa, 19, 65, 170.

Reichenow, Ant, notice of his ** Sys-
tematische Uebersicht der Schreit-
vogel (Gre»$orex)" 183.

Ridgway, Robert, description of a new
Wren from the Tres Marias Islands,
10; eastward range of Chondestes
grammaca^ 48 ; notes on some of the
birds of Calaveras County, Cal., and
adjoining localities, 64 ; notice of his
Report on the Ornithology of the For-
tietn Parellel, 81 ; notes on birds ob-
served at Mount Carmel, Southern
Illinois, in the Spring of 1878, 162 ;
notice of his " Studies of the Ameri-
can Herodionnf Part L," 182.

Rissa tridactyla, 86.

Rhodostethia rosea, 187.

Rhyacophilus solitarius, 197.

Robin, 17, 47, 97, 103, 104, 169.

Roosevelt, Theodore, Jr., and Minot, H.
D., notice of their List of the Sum-
mer Birds of the Adirondacks, 36.

Rowley, G. D.. notice of his Memoir
on the Pied Duck, 79.

Sagm ATORRHiNA lathami, 87.

Sandpiper, Baird's, 140.
" Green, 49.
" Solitary. 50, 197.
" Stilt, 102, 147.

Saunders, Howard, notice of his Review
of the Stemina, or Terns, 140 ; notice
of his Review of the Larinas, 185.

Saxicola oenantha, 139.

Sayomis fuscus, 176.
** nigricans, 66.

Scolecophagus iemigineus, 105, 176.

Scolopax borealis, 105.

Scops asio var. maccalH, 94.

Scoter, American Black, 54, 148.
" Velve^ 148.

Sea-mew, European, 50.

Selasphoras alleni, 11.



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Selaspborus platjcercns, 95.

" rufos, 11.

SeDnett, George B., notice of hU Notet
on the Ornithology of the Lower
Rio Grande, 144.
Setophaga rnticiila, 70, 1 74.
Sharpe, R. Bowdler, notice of his Cat-
alogne of the Birds in the British
Museum, Vols. 1-111,77.
Shrilce, Lc^erhead, 53, 54, 164.
Sialia arctica, 93.
" mexicana, 93.
" sialis, 76, 171.
Simorhynchns cristateUus, 87.
" microceros, 87.

" pusillus, 87.

Sitta canadensis, 20, 53, 65, 196.
" carolinensis, 171.
" " /3 acttleata, 65.

" pnsilla, 171.
Sinms auricapiUns, 60.

" motacilla, 72, 133, 174.
Snow-bird, 192.
Somateria labradoria, 79.
'* niollissima, 86.
" spectabilis, 86.
Sparrow, Henslow's, 39.
" Ipswich, 102.

" Rufous-headed, 188.
" White-crowned, 195.
Spizella breweri, 137.
" pusilla, 121.
" socialis, 121.
•* " i8 arizon«, 66.

Sphyropicns thyroideus, 67.
•* varius, 53, 180.

Stelgidopterj'X8erripenni8,46, 130, 164.
Stercorarius catarractes, 188.

*' longicaudatas, 86.

Sterna acuflavida, 142.
" aleutica, 143.
** antestheta, 143.
" anglica, 141.
** antarctica, 143.
** antillarum, 143.
•* arctica, 142.
" argentea, 143.
*' balthica, 143.
" bergii, 142.
" boysii, 142.
" brachypus, 142.
'* camtschatica, 143.
** candicans, 142.
** canescens, 142.
" cantiacus, 142.
" caspia, 143.
** cay ana, 142.
" cayennensis, 142.
" comata, 142.
" cristata, 142.
" discolor, 142.
" dougalli, 142.
" douglasi, 142.



Sterna elegans, 142.

" erythrorhynchuf, 142.

" fissipes, 141.

" fluviatilis, 142.

'< frenata, 143.

" frobceni, 142.

" fuliginosa, 143, 195.

" galericulata, 142.

" gracilis, 142.

" havelli, 142.

" hinindo, 142.

" infuscata, 143.

" lavanica, 141.

'< luctuosa, 143.

" niacdongalli, 149.

" macrodactyla, 142. '

** niacroptera, 142.

*' macrotarsa, 141.

" macrura, 142.

'* major, 143.

" maxima, 142.

" megnrhynchoa, 14S.

** melanoptera, 143.

*' melanotis, 143.

** n»Yia, 141.

" nigra, 141.

" ouiaensis, 143.

" panaya, 143.

*< paradisea, 142.

" pikei, 142.

*' pileata, 143.

** portlandtca, 142.

" regius, 142.

" schillingi, 143.

" senegalensis, 142.

•• senex, 143.

*' Bomalensis, 143.

<* stolida, 143.

** strenuns, 143.

" subleucoptera, 141.

'* 8U]>erciliaris, 143.

** surinamensis, 141. ^

•* tschegrava, 143.

" trudeaui, 148.

" nnicolor, 143.

<' wilsoni, 142.
Stevens, F., Vireo vicinior in California,

42 ; notes on birds observed in New

Mexico and Arizona in 1876, 92.
Street, Thos. H., notice of his observa-
tions on birds of Lower California,

Hawaiian and Fanning Islands, 80.
Strepsilas interpres, 86, 145.
Strix flammea americana, 132.

*' nebulosa, 105.
Stnmella magna, 1 64.

*' mexicana, 152.
Sumia ulula, 38.

" " van hudsonica, 64.

Swallow, Bam, 135.

" Eave, Cliff, or Crescent, 105, 136.

" Hybrid, 135.

" Rough-winged, 46, 130, 164.



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Swan, Whistling, 198.
Syrnium cincrcum, 140.

** lapponicura, 37.
Tachtcineta bicolor, 63.
Tanaj^r, Scarlet, 174.
Telraatodytes palustris, 22.
Tern, Short-tailed, 190.

" Sooty, 195.
Tetrao canadensis, 53.
" colurabianas, 96.
" phasianellus, 96.
Thalasseus acuflavida, 142.
" anglicus, 141.

" candicans, 142.

" cancscens, 142.

" cantiacus, 142.

" caspius, 143.

" cayanus, 142.

" cayennensis, 142.

" ele^ans, 142.

" regms, 142.

Thalassipora infuscata, 143.
Thalai^ites melanotis, 143.
Thrush, Brown, 18, 169.
" Hermit, 17, 169.
" Large-billed Water, 72, 183, 174.
" Olive-backed, 18.
" Wilson's, 18, 193.
" Wood, 169.
Thryomanes bewicki /9 spilums, 65.
Thryotliorus bewicki, 163, 171.
" felix. 10, 11.
" lawrencii, 10, 11.
" ludovicianus, 21, 129, 171, 193.
Tinnanculus sparverius, 41.
Titlark, 35, 165, 172, 194.
Titmouse, Black-capped, 19.
" Carolina, 170.
" Chestnu^backed, 20.
" Hudsonian, 20.
" Mountain, 102.
" Tufted, 19, 129, 170.
Totanus ochropus, 49.
Towhee, Eastern, 41, 164.
Tringa bairdi, 140.
" canuta, 86.
Trochilus rufus, 11.
Troglodytes aedon, 21.

" parvulus hyemalis, 22.

Trotter, Spencer, a third specimen of
Helminthophaga leucobronchialis, 44 ;
description of a Hybrid (Hirundo hor-
reori'lum/rons) between two North
American Swallows, 135.
Turdus fusccscens, 18, 193.

** migratorius, 47, 92, 97, 103,

104, 169.
** mustclinus, 17, 169.
" nsevius, 138.
" pallasi, 17, 53, 169.
" " nanus, 137.

** swainsoni, 18, 53.
" " ustulatufl, 137.



Turkey, Wild, 189.
Tyrannus carolinensis, 176.
Uria grylle, 86.
ViRALvl anglica, 141.
" leucoptera, 141,
" nijrra, 141.
Viieo flavifron<», 115.

" flaroviridis, 152.

" gilvus, 115.

" huttoni, 68.

" noveboracensis, 116.

" olivaceus, 9.5, 97, 115.

" philadelphicus, 46.

" pusillus, 93.

'* solitarius, 116.

" vicinior, 42, 93.
Vireo, Gray, 42.

" Button's, 68.

" Philadelphia, 46.

" Red-eyed, 95, 97.
Vireosylvia gilva fi swainsoni, 66.
Warbler, Black-throated Blue, 173.

" Blue-winged Yellow, 130, 188,194.

" Blue Yellow-backed, 22, 163, 172.

" Cerulean, 46.

" Che8tnu^8ided, 71.

" Golden-crown^, 46, 130.

" Hooded, 71, 130, 164, 174, 191.

" Kentucky, 130, 164, 174.

" Mourning, 69.

" Orange-crowned, 96, 173.

" Pine-creeping, 173.

" Prairie, 173.

** Prothonotary, 22, 153, 172.

" Swainson's, 163, 172.

" Tennessee, 51, 71.

" Worm-eating, 23, 129.

" White-throated,44,99.173.

" Yellow or Summer, 173, 197.

" Yellow Red-poll, 173.

" Yellow-throated, 43, 146, 163.

" Yellow-rumped, 76, 173.
Waxwing, Bohemian, 46.
Widgeon, European, 98.
Willard, S. L., notice of his List of

the Birds of Central New York, 83.
Woodcock, 151.

Woodpecker, Banded Three-toed, 200.
" Downy, 71.

Red-b^llied, 145.
Red-headed, 97, 123, 165,
189.
Wren, Bewick's, 163, 171.

•' Carolina, 21, 129, 171, 193.

" House, 21, 163.

" Long-billed Marsh, 22.

" Sho^^billcd Marsh, 22, 172.

" Winter, 22, 172, 194.
Xema sabinei, 195.
Yellow-turoat, Maryland, 174.
Zonotriobia albicollis, 53, 121.
" coronata, 42.

" leucophrys, 66, 1 21 , 1 95.



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NOTB ON PaSSRSCULUS BAIftDI AMD P. PEDCCIPS. By

Br. EUioU CoueiyV*^ A 1

Oh thx Speors op thi Gous Passxulla. By
H.W.Henshmo 8

NOTM OH THK BbUDIMO HaBITS OP CaRPODAODS

PURPUEKCS VAR. CAUPOBMious. By WiUiotn A,
Cooper 8

DXSCBZPTIOKS OP THK FlBST PlUMAOI IH YABIOOS

Speohs op Nokth Ajueicaic Birdk. By WUUmn
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Ah Ihadpqdati " Theoet op Birds' Nests." By
J, A. Alien ?.... 28

Bbxbdeks op thi Duok^awx ni Trsbs. By N. S.
Oo$$ 82

BacBirr Lukraturr.— Birds of the Vicinity of Cincin-
nati, p. 84 ; Birds of Central New York, p 84 ; Brown
on tiie Distribution of Birds in North-Buropean Ros-
aia, p. 86 ; Summer Birds of tlie Adirondaeks, p. 86 ;
Birds of Southern lUinois, p. 86 ; Gentry's '^ Lifi»-
Histoiies of the Birds of Bastem Pennsylrania," p. 86.

Orheral Notes. — Three Additions to the Arifiinna of
North America, p 87; Tlie Rock Ptarmigan (Lo^opMS
rupettris) in the Aleutian Islands, p. 88 ; Cotunueuhu



PI in new tuuDpsniTV) p. 09. — Drceaing naoics
>eoceifZ califormanm^ p. 89 ; Occurrence of a
Specimen of Swaioson's Bunurd ( fivfeo xtoam-
I Masuchusetts, d 80 ; Breeding of the Hooded



henslowi in New Hami>shlre, p- ^. — Breeding Rebits
of Otococeyz ctdiformanus^
Second Sp '
$oni)\n 1

Merganser {Mergus eucutlatui) in Florida, p. 40 ; Breed-
ing of the Shore-Lark in Western New York, p. 40 ;
The Northern t%iilarope in North Carolina, p. 40 ; Re-
laying of Hawlu in the same Nest when robbed, p. 41 ;
The willow Grouse in New Tork, p. 41 ; Pipilo eryth-
rophthalmus with Spotted Scapulars, p. 41: Vrfo
ifiehUor in California, p. 42 ; Nest and Egg" of Zono-
triehia eoronata, p. 42 ; Note on Dmdraca dominical
p. 48 ; Bastward Range of Ckomrfestes grammaca^ p. 48 ;
The Lark Pinch ( CA^Wcxles ^atmnaai) again in Mas-
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phaga UueobronehttUiSj p. 44 } The Black-throated
Bunting (Eitspixaamerteana nestins in Massachusetts,
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