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. Useful birds and their protection. Containing brief descriptions of the more common and useful species of Massachusetts, with accounts of their food habits, and a chapter on the means of attracting and protecting birds. Birds; Birds. SONG BIRDS OF ORCHARD AND WOODLAND. 191 often goes to orchards near the woods, and seeks canker- worms and other tree pests. Dr. Warren says that it eats earthworms. While mainly insectivorous, this bird can sub- sist partly on farinaceous food. It picks up many small seeds, and dwellers in the woods find it coming about the doors for crumbs. Black and White War

. Useful birds and their protection. Containing brief descriptions of the more common and useful species of Massachusetts, with accounts of their food habits, and a chapter on the means of attracting and protecting birds. Birds; Birds. SONG BIRDS OF ORCHARD AND WOODLAND. 191 often goes to orchards near the woods, and seeks canker- worms and other tree pests. Dr. Warren says that it eats earthworms. While mainly insectivorous, this bird can sub- sist partly on farinaceous food. It picks up many small seeds, and dwellers in the woods find it coming about the doors for crumbs. Black and White War Stock Photo
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1873 x 1334 px | 31.7 x 22.6 cm | 12.5 x 8.9 inches | 150dpi

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. Useful birds and their protection. Containing brief descriptions of the more common and useful species of Massachusetts, with accounts of their food habits, and a chapter on the means of attracting and protecting birds. Birds; Birds. SONG BIRDS OF ORCHARD AND WOODLAND. 191 often goes to orchards near the woods, and seeks canker- worms and other tree pests. Dr. Warren says that it eats earthworms. While mainly insectivorous, this bird can sub- sist partly on farinaceous food. It picks up many small seeds, and dwellers in the woods find it coming about the doors for crumbs. Black and White Warbler. Black and White Creeper. Mniotilta varia. Length. â About live and one-quarter inches. Adult Male. â Streaked generally except on belly with black and white; belly white; fine streaks on sides of neck and lower back sometimes give a gray effect. Adult Female. âMuch the same, except duller, with colors more suffused; under parts mainly white, with obscure streaks on sides. Nest. â On groimd; much like Oven-bird's; similarly concealed, and often roofed, but smaller; it is sometimes built in a hollow tree. Eggs. â White, brown-spotted at large end. Season. â April to September. This common, well-known Warbler, which rarely builds its nest in trees, resorts to them for a greater part of its food. The bird is usually found in woodlands, ranging from low river valleys to the slopes of high hills. It usually nests on dry land in deciduous woods, where it may be seen throughout the season creeping about old stunips, shrubbery, and the trunks and limbs of trees. It follows out the limbs, pig. 63.âBlack and peering quickly here and there, over and ^'"'^ warwer, two- â *â *^ -^ â¢' / thirds natural size. back, in its endless search for insects. Its usual notes are a thin screep or chirp, and a shai-p chick. The ordinary song is a repetition of such notes, not unmusical, and characteristic of the woods. Mr. Hoffman describes it as wee-see', wee-see', wee-see'; but the

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