Alphabet of birds

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Alphabet of birds
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Place of Publication:
New York
McLoughlin Bros.
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
[12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Alphabet rhymes -- Juvenile literature ( lcsh )
Birds -- Juvenile literature ( lcsh )
Children's stories ( lcsh )
Alphabet books -- 1885 ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1885
Alphabet books ( rbgenr )
non-fiction ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )


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Cover title.
General Note:
Paper covers with col. ill.
General Note:
Text begins on inside front cover and ends on inside back cover.
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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University of Florida
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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
020177424 ( ALEPH )
21454751 ( OCLC )
AHB6486 ( NOTIS )


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The Albatross is a The Bell Bird is
large bird. It flies white, as large as a
for days without rest, pigeon, and lives in
following ships in the South America. As
southern seas to get it sounds its call,
food; thus, it may be like a church bell, its
caught with a hook. horn stands erect.

The Canary, nam- The Duck lives
ed from the Canary about the water and
Islands, whence it dives to the bottom
was brought, is often for food. Its oily
green, but generally feathers do not get'
yellow. Of all birds wet. Its feet are web-
it sings most sweetly. bed for swimming.
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Albatross. Bell Bird.

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Canary Birds. Duck.

The Egret lives in The Falcon has
American swamps. its home in Europe
For food it catches and Asia. It is fond
mice, frogs, and fish. of lizards, snakes and
Its body-feathers are birds. Thus it has
white, while its train been trained by men
is cream colored, to hunt game birds.

The Grosbeak is The Hen is the
naturally red, but most useful of fowls.
fades in color when She lays eggs which
shut in a cage. It is we eat, and scratch-
kind to other birds, es the soft earth for
often adopting and worms, to feed her
rearing their young, brood of chickens.

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Gobeak. _Hen,

The Jay is about The Kingfisher
the size of a pigeon, lives about streams
and blue in color, and lakes. It sits
When tame it learns upon a branch or log,
to talk. Often, it and darts upon the
cries like a hawk to fish in the water. It
frighten little birds, has a loud, harsh cry.

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The Lyre-Bird is The Macaw is a
named from its tail, large bird, fond of
which is often ten long flights. It is
feet long. Its home very gayly colored,
is in Australia. Its like all South Amer-
voice is loud but not ican birds. It feeds
disagreeable. upon palm fruit.

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Nightingale. Ostrich.

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ParadiseBird. Quail.

The Nightingale The Ostrich is the
lives in England and largest bird known.
is famous the world It is raised for its
over for its song. Its long, curly plumes,
peculiarity is that it which are dyed of
sings in the night every color and used
when flying. to trim ladies' hats.

The Paradise Bird The Quail is found
is named from the both in Europe and
splendor of its plu- America, and is priz-
mage. It is the most ed as a game bird.
gorgeous of the feath- In spring and sum-
ered tribe living in mer it makes a clear,
the East Indies. musical whistle.

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Tailor Bird. U. "Vulture.

The Robin is seen The Spoonbill is
any summer's day nearly pure white.
feeding on our lawn. Its bill is long and
He is friendly to broad, whence its
men, and should not name. It wades in
be frightened or hurt the water to catch
to drive him away. fish for food.

The Tailor Bird is The Vulture is ten
noted for its peculiar feet across ts wings.
nest, which is made It feeds on the bodies
of one or two leaves of dead animals.
sewed so as to form
a bag. It uses its bill
for a needle.


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The Woodcock is The Xanthornis,
much sought by the or Bobolink, varies
sportsmen of Eng- much in color, ac-
land and America. cording to age. Its
It catches worms by nest is made of long
running its long bill grasses woven into
into the soft ground, a purse-like form.

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The Yellowham- The Ouzel is often
mer is an English hunted with falcons,
bird, different from and is said to afford
our own. Its sad fine sport, as, by its
cry causes it to be quick motions it is
feared and hated by able to lead the hawk
many people. a long chase.

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