Nests and Eggs of Familiar British Birds, Second Series Described and Illustrated; with an Account of the Haunts and Habits of the Feathered Architects, and their Times and Modes of Building
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Nests and Eggs of Familiar British Birds, Second Series Described and Illustrated; with an Account of the Haunts and Habits of the Feathered Architects, and their Times and Modes of Building

By Henry Gardiner Adams
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  • NESTS AND EGGS OF FAMILIAR BRITISH BIRDS, DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE HAUNTS AND HABITS OF THE FEATHERED ARCHITECTS, AND THEIR TIMES AND MODES OF BUILDING; SECOND SERIES.
    • INTRODUCTION. WHAT IS AN EGG?
      • OVOLOGY.
      • HOW TO PRESERVE EGGS FOR THE CABINET.
    • OVOLOGY.
    • HOW TO PRESERVE EGGS FOR THE CABINET.
    • FACTS AND ANECDOTES OF NESTS AND EGGS. EASTER EGGS.
      • EGGS USED AS COIN.
      • ILLUMINATED NESTS.
      • AN EGG WITHIN AN EGG.
      • A BOY REPROVED BY A BIRD.
    • EGGS USED AS COIN.
    • ILLUMINATED NESTS.
    • AN EGG WITHIN AN EGG.
    • A BOY REPROVED BY A BIRD.
    • NESTS AND EGGS OF FAMILIAR BRITISH BIRDS. SECOND SERIES.
      • CROSSBILL. EUROPEAN OR COMMON CROSSBILL. SHELL OR SHIELD-APPLE. FIGURE 1.
      • STARLING. COMMON STARLING, OR STARE. FIGURE 2.
      • CHOUGH. CORNISH CHOUGH. RED-LEGGED, MARKET-JEW, OR HERMIT-CROW. RED-LEGGED JACKDAW. GESNER'S WOOD-CROW. CORNISH, CHAUK, OR CLIFF-DAW. CORNWALL KAE, OR KILLEGREW. FIGURE 3.
      • RAVEN. CORBIE. CORBIE CROW. GREAT CORBIE CROW. FIGURE 4.
      • CARRION CROW. GOR. GORE, OR FLESH CROW. BLACK NEB. HOODY BRAN. FIGURE 5.
      • HOODED CROW. ROYSTON. GREY, GREY-BACKED, DUN, BUNTING, HEEDY, OR SCARE-CROW. HOODY. FIGURE 6.
      • ROOK. BARE-FACED CROW. YDFRUN, OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 7.
      • JACKDAW. DAW. KAE. FIGURE 8.
      • MAGPIE. PIET. PIANET. MAG. MADGE. FIGURE 9.
      • JAY. JAY PIE. JAY PIET. FIGURE 10.
      • GREEN WOODPECKER. LARGE GREEN WOODPECKER. NICK-A-PECKER. ECLE. HIGH-HOE. HEW-HOLE. AWL, OR RAIN-BIRD, OR FOWL. POPINJAY. WHITTLE. YAFFLE. YAFFER. YAPPINGALL. WOODSPITE. WOODWALL, OR WELE. FIGURE 11.
      • WRYNECK. CUCKOO'S MATE, MAID, OR MESSENGER. RINDING, SNAKE, TURKEY, BARLEY, OR TONGUE BIRD. EMMET-HUNTER. LONG-TONGUE. FIGURE 12.
      • NUTHATCH. NUT-JOBBER. WOODCRACKER. FIGURE 13.
      • CUCKOO. COMMON, OR GREY CUCKOO. GOWK, OR GECK. COG, OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 14.
      • KINGFISHER. COMMON KING, OR KINGFISHER. GLAS Y DORIAN OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 15.
      • SWALLOW. RED-FRONTED, COMMON, OR CHIMNEY SWALLOW. FIGURE 16.
      • MARTIN. WHITE-RUMPED, WINDOW, HOUSE, OR MARTIN SWALLOW. MARTINET. HOUSE OR WINDOW MARTIN. MARTLETT. FIGURE 17.
      • SWIFT. COMMON, OR BLACK SWIFT. BLACK, OR SCREECH MARTIN. SWIFT-SWALLOW. DEVELING. SCREECH. SCREAMER. SQUEALER. CRAN. MARTIN DU, OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 18.
      • NIGHTJAR. GOATSUCKER. EUROPEAN OR NOCTURNAL GOATSUCKER. DOR, OR NIGHT-HAWK. FERN, CHURN, OR JAR-OWL. NIGHT-JAR, OR NIGHT-CHAR. WHEELBIRD. PUCKERIDGE. RHODWR AND ADERYN V DROELL, OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 19.
      • RING DOVE. RINGED DOVE, OR CUSHAT. QUEEST, OR CUSHIE. WOOD PIGEON. FIGURE 20.
      • STOCK DOVE. BLUE-BACKED OR WOOD DOVE. FIGURE 21.
      • ROCK DOVE. WHITE-BACKED DOVE. WILD, OR ROCK PIGEON. FIGURE 22.
      • TURTLE DOVE. RING-NECKED TURTLE. FIGURE 23.
      • PHEASANT. COMMON OR RING-NECKED PHEASANT. FIGURE 24.
      • BLACK GROUSE. BLACK GAME. BLACK COCK. FEMALE—GREY OR BROWN HEN. FIGURE 25.
      • RED GROUSE. GOR, OR MOOR-COCK. MOOR, OR MUIR-FOWL. RED-GAME. RED, OR BROWN PTARMIGAN. FIGURES 26 & 27.
      • PTARMIGAN. WHITE GAME, OR GROUSE. IN GAELIC, PTARMICHAN. FIGURE 28.
      • PARTRIDGE. COMMON OR GREY PARTRIDGE. FIGURE 29.
      • QUAIL. COMMON OR WANDERING QUAIL. FIGURE 30.
      • BUSTARD. COMMON OR BEARDED BUSTARD. FIGURE 31.
      • GOLDEN PLOVER. WHISTLING, YELLOW, GREEN, GREY, OR BLACK-BREASTED PLOVER. FIGURE 32.
      • DOTTEREL. DOTTREL. DOTTEREL PLOVER. FIGURE 33.
      • RINGED PLOVER. RING, OR STONE PLOVER. RINGED DOTTEREL. SAND LARK, OR LAVROCK. DULL-WILLY. SANDY-LOO. FIGURE 34.
      • LAPWING. COMMON, CRESTED, OR, GREEN LAPWING. GREEN PLOVER. LAPWING SANDPIPER. PEWIT. TEWIT. TEACHET. PEESE-WEEP. FRENCH PIGEON. FIGURE 35.
      • TURNSTONE. COMMON, OR COLLARED TURNSTONE. HEBRIDAL SANDPIPER. FIGURE 36.
    • CROSSBILL. EUROPEAN OR COMMON CROSSBILL. SHELL OR SHIELD-APPLE. FIGURE 1.
    • STARLING. COMMON STARLING, OR STARE. FIGURE 2.
    • CHOUGH. CORNISH CHOUGH. RED-LEGGED, MARKET-JEW, OR HERMIT-CROW. RED-LEGGED JACKDAW. GESNER'S WOOD-CROW. CORNISH, CHAUK, OR CLIFF-DAW. CORNWALL KAE, OR KILLEGREW. FIGURE 3.
    • RAVEN. CORBIE. CORBIE CROW. GREAT CORBIE CROW. FIGURE 4.
    • CARRION CROW. GOR. GORE, OR FLESH CROW. BLACK NEB. HOODY BRAN. FIGURE 5.
    • HOODED CROW. ROYSTON. GREY, GREY-BACKED, DUN, BUNTING, HEEDY, OR SCARE-CROW. HOODY. FIGURE 6.
    • ROOK. BARE-FACED CROW. YDFRUN, OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 7.
    • JACKDAW. DAW. KAE. FIGURE 8.
    • MAGPIE. PIET. PIANET. MAG. MADGE. FIGURE 9.
    • JAY. JAY PIE. JAY PIET. FIGURE 10.
    • GREEN WOODPECKER. LARGE GREEN WOODPECKER. NICK-A-PECKER. ECLE. HIGH-HOE. HEW-HOLE. AWL, OR RAIN-BIRD, OR FOWL. POPINJAY. WHITTLE. YAFFLE. YAFFER. YAPPINGALL. WOODSPITE. WOODWALL, OR WELE. FIGURE 11.
    • WRYNECK. CUCKOO'S MATE, MAID, OR MESSENGER. RINDING, SNAKE, TURKEY, BARLEY, OR TONGUE BIRD. EMMET-HUNTER. LONG-TONGUE. FIGURE 12.
    • NUTHATCH. NUT-JOBBER. WOODCRACKER. FIGURE 13.
    • CUCKOO. COMMON, OR GREY CUCKOO. GOWK, OR GECK. COG, OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 14.
    • KINGFISHER. COMMON KING, OR KINGFISHER. GLAS Y DORIAN OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 15.
    • SWALLOW. RED-FRONTED, COMMON, OR CHIMNEY SWALLOW. FIGURE 16.
    • MARTIN. WHITE-RUMPED, WINDOW, HOUSE, OR MARTIN SWALLOW. MARTINET. HOUSE OR WINDOW MARTIN. MARTLETT. FIGURE 17.
    • SWIFT. COMMON, OR BLACK SWIFT. BLACK, OR SCREECH MARTIN. SWIFT-SWALLOW. DEVELING. SCREECH. SCREAMER. SQUEALER. CRAN. MARTIN DU, OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 18.
    • NIGHTJAR. GOATSUCKER. EUROPEAN OR NOCTURNAL GOATSUCKER. DOR, OR NIGHT-HAWK. FERN, CHURN, OR JAR-OWL. NIGHT-JAR, OR NIGHT-CHAR. WHEELBIRD. PUCKERIDGE. RHODWR AND ADERYN V DROELL, OF THE ANCIENT BRITISH. FIGURE 19.
    • RING DOVE. RINGED DOVE, OR CUSHAT. QUEEST, OR CUSHIE. WOOD PIGEON. FIGURE 20.
    • STOCK DOVE. BLUE-BACKED OR WOOD DOVE. FIGURE 21.
    • ROCK DOVE. WHITE-BACKED DOVE. WILD, OR ROCK PIGEON. FIGURE 22.
    • TURTLE DOVE. RING-NECKED TURTLE. FIGURE 23.
    • PHEASANT. COMMON OR RING-NECKED PHEASANT. FIGURE 24.
    • BLACK GROUSE. BLACK GAME. BLACK COCK. FEMALE—GREY OR BROWN HEN. FIGURE 25.
    • RED GROUSE. GOR, OR MOOR-COCK. MOOR, OR MUIR-FOWL. RED-GAME. RED, OR BROWN PTARMIGAN. FIGURES 26 & 27.
    • PTARMIGAN. WHITE GAME, OR GROUSE. IN GAELIC, PTARMICHAN. FIGURE 28.
    • PARTRIDGE. COMMON OR GREY PARTRIDGE. FIGURE 29.
    • QUAIL. COMMON OR WANDERING QUAIL. FIGURE 30.
    • BUSTARD. COMMON OR BEARDED BUSTARD. FIGURE 31.
    • GOLDEN PLOVER. WHISTLING, YELLOW, GREEN, GREY, OR BLACK-BREASTED PLOVER. FIGURE 32.
    • DOTTEREL. DOTTREL. DOTTEREL PLOVER. FIGURE 33.
    • RINGED PLOVER. RING, OR STONE PLOVER. RINGED DOTTEREL. SAND LARK, OR LAVROCK. DULL-WILLY. SANDY-LOO. FIGURE 34.
    • LAPWING. COMMON, CRESTED, OR, GREEN LAPWING. GREEN PLOVER. LAPWING SANDPIPER. PEWIT. TEWIT. TEACHET. PEESE-WEEP. FRENCH PIGEON. FIGURE 35.
    • TURNSTONE. COMMON, OR COLLARED TURNSTONE. HEBRIDAL SANDPIPER. FIGURE 36.
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