Elementary textbook of economic zoology Elementary textbook of economic zoology and entomology elementarytextbo00kell Year: [c1915] 284 ECONOMIC ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY found in this country only a few kinds ever raid barnyards or pastures, while the same kinds, together with all the others, make way with many noxious rodents and large insects, such as grasshoppers, crickets and June bugs. Their captures of other birds are, however, mostly to be deplored, and two species of small hawks, Cooper's hawk and the sharp-shinned hawk, FIG. 130.—Red-headed woodpecker, Melanerpes erythroccphalus, yo

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Elementary textbook of economic zoology Elementary textbook of economic zoology and entomology elementarytextbo00kell Year: [c1915] 284 ECONOMIC ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY found in this country only a few kinds ever raid barnyards or pastures, while the same kinds, together with all the others, make way with many noxious rodents and large insects, such as grasshoppers, crickets and June bugs. Their captures of other birds are, however, mostly to be deplored, and two species of small hawks, Cooper's hawk and the sharp-shinned hawk, FIG. 130.—Red-headed woodpecker, Melanerpes erythroccphalus, yo
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Elementary textbook of economic zoology Elementary textbook of economic zoology and entomology elementarytextbo00kell Year: [c1915] 284 ECONOMIC ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY found in this country only a few kinds ever raid barnyards or pastures, while the same kinds, together with all the others, make way with many noxious rodents and large insects, such as grasshoppers, crickets and June bugs. Their captures of other birds are, however, mostly to be deplored, and two species of small hawks, Cooper's hawk and the sharp-shinned hawk, FIG. 130.—Red-headed woodpecker, Melanerpes erythroccphalus, young at opening of nest to receive food from the mother. (Photograph by J. M. Slonaker.) deserve to be shot on sight, for they feed almost entirely on wild birds and poultry. There are twenty-three species of woodpeckers in the United States, and the food of twenty of them consists chiefly of insects, usually wood-boring grubs. These birds do much good by destroying many insect pests of trees. But there are three kinds, with short brushy tongues not adapted to

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