. Nests and eggs of North American birds [microform]. Ornithology; Birds; Ornithologie; Oiseaux. f 220 NB8TS AND 3008 OF they breed in December. The nests are massive structures, made of sticks, lined with roots or grass; they are placed In trees, and their distance from the ground ranges from twenty to ninety feet. On rocky coasts, destitute of suitable trees, this Eagle resorts to the cliff for nesting places, and the same eyrie is occupied for many years. The eggs are two, rarely three in number, and are white, or ivory-white, unmarked, usually with a granulated surface and nest-stained. Th

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. Nests and eggs of North American birds [microform]. Ornithology; Birds; Ornithologie; Oiseaux. f 220 NB8TS AND 3008 OF they breed in December. The nests are massive structures, made of sticks, lined with roots or grass; they are placed In trees, and their distance from the ground ranges from twenty to ninety feet. On rocky coasts, destitute of suitable trees, this Eagle resorts to the cliff for nesting places, and the same eyrie is occupied for many years. The eggs are two, rarely three in number, and are white, or ivory-white, unmarked, usually with a granulated surface and nest-stained. Th
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. Nests and eggs of North American birds [microform]. Ornithology; Birds; Ornithologie; Oiseaux. f 220 NB8TS AND 3008 OF they breed in December. The nests are massive structures, made of sticks, lined with roots or grass; they are placed In trees, and their distance from the ground ranges from twenty to ninety feet. On rocky coasts, destitute of suitable trees, this Eagle resorts to the cliff for nesting places, and the same eyrie is occupied for many years. The eggs are two, rarely three in number, and are white, or ivory-white, unmarked, usually with a granulated surface and nest-stained. Three sets of two eggs each are in Mr. Norris' collection; one from Morritt's Island. Florida, taken. 352. Bald Eagle (After Aiidubon). December 13, 1883, measure 2.79x2.21, 2.74x2.09; another from Stone Island, Maine, collected April 21, 1887, measure 2.88x2.15, 2.94x2.13; the third from Tampa, Florida, taken December 3, 1884, give the following dimensions: 2.70x2.12, 2.70x2.10. Four sets in my cabinet, collected by Mr. R. C. Stuart at Cape Sable, December 1, 4 and 16, exhibit the following sizes by sets: First, 2.57x2.12, 2.98x2.22; second, 2.89x2.15, 2.91x2.17; third, 2.73x2.09, 2.63x2.02; fourth, 2.51x1.94, 2.51x2.00. These eggs were taken from huge nests, placed in mangrove trees, twenty to thirty-five feet fro"-. the ground. 353. WHITE GYBFALCON. Falco islandus Brunn. Geog- Dist.—Arctic regions, including Arctic America and Greenland. The Gyrfalcons are large handsome birds and are found In various phases of plumage, being white, more or less barred and spotted with brownish and black. They are birds of boreal regions, and nest in trees or cliffs, preying upon the smaller quadrupeds, grouse, ducks, auks, etc. The adult of the present species averages as white as the Snowy Owl. It is called Greenland Gyrfalcon and breeds in Greenland and other portions of Arctic America. Dr. Stejneger states that this species breeita on Bering Island. A pair had their nest in a steep