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. A popular handbook of the birds of the United States and Canada . bed. I will not pretend to be in full sympathy with all of the separatingthat has been attempted, nor of all that has been accepted. Therewill be, doubtless, a revision of the present system, — nay, manyrevisions; ornithology is in its infancy yet. I follow the Americanschool because an amateur writer must follow somebody,—wehave had too many unskilled hands tinkering with systematicwork. I follow the Americans also because I am doing Americanwork for American readers, and the use of the A. O. U. system ofclassification and no

. A popular handbook of the birds of the United States and Canada . bed. I will not pretend to be in full sympathy with all of the separatingthat has been attempted, nor of all that has been accepted. Therewill be, doubtless, a revision of the present system, — nay, manyrevisions; ornithology is in its infancy yet. I follow the Americanschool because an amateur writer must follow somebody,—wehave had too many unskilled hands tinkering with systematicwork. I follow the Americans also because I am doing Americanwork for American readers, and the use of the A. O. U. system ofclassification and no Stock Photo
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. A popular handbook of the birds of the United States and Canada . bed. I will not pretend to be in full sympathy with all of the separatingthat has been attempted, nor of all that has been accepted. Therewill be, doubtless, a revision of the present system, — nay, manyrevisions; ornithology is in its infancy yet. I follow the Americanschool because an amateur writer must follow somebody,—wehave had too many unskilled hands tinkering with systematicwork. I follow the Americans also because I am doing Americanwork for American readers, and the use of the A. O. U. system ofclassification and nomenclature will avoid confusion. I follow thissystem for another reason: I consider it the best that has as yetbeen issued; and so I give to Briinnichs Murre specific insteadof varietal rank. This bird does not differ in habits from its congeners. Duringthe winter it lives on the open sea, and in the breeding-seasonassembles in large flocks on bold cliffs and rocky headlands. It isan expert diver, using wings and feet to get under water and toswim through it.. DOVEKIE. SEA DOVE. LITTLE AUK,Alle ALLE. Char. Head, neck, arid upper parts black; wings with small patch ofwhite, sometimes divided by a black bar ; under parts white ; bill black;legs red. Length about 8)^ inches. In winter the chin and throat are white, and in spring and fall thewhite is more or less varied with black. Nest. On a ledge of an ocean cliff, or any high elevation adjacent tothe sea. There is no receptacle for the egg, which is laid on the bare rockor amid loose stones. ^SS- ^ ■) P^l^ greenish blue, sometimes streaked with buff; averagesize 1.85-X 1.30. This neat and singular little bird, with a quaint resemblanceto the Columbine tribe, is known to mariners by the name ofthe Greenland Dove; and in this vicinity it is also called thePigeon Diver, It inhabits, however, a region where the gentlecooing of the Dove is never heard. It dwells far within theArctic Circle, approaching the very Pole, having bee

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