. Zoölogy [microform] : descriptive and practical. Zoology; Zoologie. Aves. â â â¢i 237 crack hard nuts Most of the group are tropical birds, as the macaws and cockatoos, and have gorgeous coi;rs The only example of the order found in the United States IS the parrakeet of Florida. The Cuckoos.-The cuckoos have the toes in pairs the outer front toe having been turned backward n the same group are placed the kingfishers, though this order is confessedly a "mixed lot" that were thrown out of the old group of "climbing birds." The Woodr ^ckers. The woodpeckers are typical clim

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. Zoölogy [microform] : descriptive and practical. Zoology; Zoologie. Aves. â â â¢i 237 crack hard nuts Most of the group are tropical birds, as the macaws and cockatoos, and have gorgeous coi;rs The only example of the order found in the United States IS the parrakeet of Florida. The Cuckoos.-The cuckoos have the toes in pairs the outer front toe having been turned backward n the same group are placed the kingfishers, though this order is confessedly a "mixed lot" that were thrown out of the old group of "climbing birds." The Woodr ^ckers. The woodpeckers are typical climbers, the feel being zygodactyl, that is, with two toes turned forward and two back- ward. In climbing, the stiff tail feathers assist by bracing against the tree below. The bill is . straight, hard, and chisel-1^ like, the strong neck muscles using it to drill a hole through bark and wood after insect larvie. When the larva is reached, 1'' 't-T^ ^I "'" '^'"'^" 'â¢8ue, hard and barbed at the t.p, which ,s darted out and withdrawn with force and pre- hard?: J''^/'^''^'"''"' fo-- projecting the tongue can hardly be understood without actual examination. There. Fig. 14a. DowNv W i Wr^-. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Colton, Buel P. (Buel Preston), 1852-1906. Toronto : Copp, Clark

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