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Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon
Volume 1
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ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY,


OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE HABITS OF THE


BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;


ACCOMPANIED BY DESCRIPTIONS OF THE OBJECTS REPRESENTED IN THE WORK ENTITLED


THE BIRDS OF AMERICA,


AND INTERSPERSED WITH DELINEATIONS OF AMERICAN SCENERY AND MANNERS.




BY JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, F.R.SS.L.&E.


FELLOW OF THE LINNEAN AND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETIES OF LONDON; MEMBER OF THE LYCEUM AND LINNEAN SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, OF THE NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY OF PARIS, THE WERNERIAN NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH; HONORARY MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY OF NATURAL HISTORY OF MANCHESTER, AND OF THE SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF PAINTING, ARCHITECTURE, AND SCULPTURE, &C.




EDINBURGH:

ADAM BLACK, 55. NORTH BRIDGE, EDINBURGH;

R. HAVELL JUN., ENGRAVER, 77. OXFORD STREET, AND LONGMAN, REES, BROWN, & GREEN, LONDON; GEORGE SMITH, TITHEBARR STREET, LIVERPOOL; T. SOWLER, MANCHESTER; MRS ROBINSON, LEEDS; E. CHARNLEY, NEWCASTLE; POOL & BOOTH, CHESTER; AND BEILBY, KNOTT, & BEILBY, BIRMINGHAM.




MDCCCXXXI.




NEILL & CO. PRINTERS,
Old Fishmarket, Edinburgh.


TABLE OF CONTENTS.
 
Page
The Wild Turkey, Meleagris Gallopavo, 1
The Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus Americanus, 18
The Prothonotary Warbler, Sylvia Protonotarius, 22
The Purple Finch, Fringilla purpurea, 24
Bonaparte's Fly-catcher, Muscicapa Bonapartii, 27
The Ohio, 29
The Wild Turkey. Female. Meleagris Gallopavo 33
The Purple Grakle, or Common Crow-Black-bird, Quiscalus versicolor, 35
The White-throated Sparrow, Fringilla pennsylvanica, 42
Selby's Flycatcher, Muscicapa Selbii, 46
The Brown Titlark, Anthus Spinoletta, 49
The Great Pine Swamp, 52
The Bird of Washington, Falco Washingtonii, 58
The Baltimore Oriole, Icterus Baltimore, 66
The Snow Bird, Fringilla hyemalis, 72
The Prairie Warbler, Sylvia discolor, 76
The Blue Yellow-backed Warbler, Sylvia americana, 78
The Prairie, 81
The Great-footed Hawk, Falco peregrinus, 85
The Carolina Turtle Dove, Columba carolinensis, 91
Bewick's Wren, Troglodytes Bewickii, 96
The Louisiana Water Thrush, Turdus ludovicianus, 99
The Blue-winged Yellow Warbler, Sylvia solitaria, 102
The Regulators, 105
The Mocking Bird, Turdus polyglottus, 108
The Purple Martin, Hirundo purpurea, 115
The Yellow-breasted Warbler, or Maryland Yellow-throat, Sylvia Trichas, 121
Roscoe's Yellow-throat, Sylvia Roscoe, 124
The Song Sparrow, Fringilla melodia, 126
Improvements in the Navigation of the Mississippi, 130
The Carolina Parrot, Psittacus carolinensis, 135
The Red-headed Woodpecker, Picus erythrocephalus, 141
The Solitary Fly-catcher, or Vireo, Vireo solitarius, 147
The Towhe Bunting, Fringilla erythrophthalma, 150
Vigors's Warbler, Sylvia Vigorsii, 153
A Flood, 155
The White-headed Eagle, Falco leucocephalus, 160
The Black-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus erythrophthalmus, 170
The American Goldfinch, Fringilla tristis, 172
The Worm-eating Warbler, Sylvia vermivora, 177
Children's Warbler, Sylvia Childrenii, 180
Meadville, 182
The Stanley Hawk, Falco Stanleii, 186
The Golden-winged Woodpecker, Pictis auratus, 191
The Kentucky Warbler, Sylvia formosa, 196
The Crested Titmouse, Parus bicolor, 199
The American Redstart, Muscicapa Ruticilla, 202
The Cougar, 205
The Ruffed Grouse, Tetrao Umbellus, 211
The Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius, 221
The Cedar Bird, Bombycilla carolinensis, 227
The Summer Red Bird, Tanagra æstiva, 232
Traill's Fly-catcher, Muscicapa Traillii, 236
The Earthquake, 239
The Barred Owl, Strix nebulosa, 242
The Ruby-throated Humming Bird, Trochilus colubris, 248
The Azure Warbler, Sylvia azurea, 255
The Blue-green Warbler, Sylvia rara, 258
The Black-and-yellow Warbler, Sylvia maculosa, 260
The Hurricane, 262
The Red-tailed Hawk, Falco borealis, 265
Chuckwill's Widow, Caprimulgus carolinensis, 273
The Painted Finch, Fringilla ciris, 279
The Rice Bird, Icterus agripennis, 283
Cuvier's Regulus, Regulus Cuvierii, 288
Kentucky Sports, 290
The Red-shouldered Hawk, Falco lineatus, 296
The Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus, 300
The Hermit Thrush, Turdus minor, 303
The Chestnut-sided Warbler, Sylvia icterocephala, 306
The Carbonated Warbler, Sylvia carbonata, 308
The Traveller and the Pole-cat, 310
The Great Horned Owl, Strix virginiana, 313
The Passenger Pigeon, Columba migratoria, 319
The White-eyed Flycatcher, or Vireo, Vireo noveboracensis, 328
The Swamp Sparrow, Fringilla palustris, 331
The Rathbone Warbler, Sylvia Rathbonia, 333
Deer Hunting, 335
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Picus principalis, 341
The Red-winged Starling, or Marsh Blackbird, Icterus phœniceus, 348
The Republican, or Cliff Swallow, Hirundo fulva, 353
The Bay-breasted Warbler, Sylvia castanea, 358
Henslow's Bunting, Emberiza Henslowii, 360
Niagara, 362
The Winter Hawk, Falco hyemalis, 364
The Swallow-tailed Hawk, Falco furcatus, 368
The Wood Thrush, Turdus mustelinus, 372
The Indigo Bird, Fringilla cyanea, 377
Le Petit Caporal, Falco temerarius, 381
Hospitality in the Woods, 383
The Virginian Partridge, Perdix virginiana, 388
The Belted Kingsfisher, Alcedo Alcyon, 394
The Great Carolina Wren, Troglodytes ludovicianus, 399
The Tyrant Fly-catcher, Muscicapa tyrannus, 403
The Prairie Titlark, Anthus pipiens, 408
The Original Painter, 410
The Fish Hawk, or Osprey Falco Haliaetus, 415
Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus. 422
The House Wren, Troglodytes ædon, 427
The Blue-grey Fly-catcher, Muscicapa cœrulea, 431
The Yellow-throated Warbler, Sylvia pensilis, 434
Louisville in Kentucky, 437
The Black Warrior, Falco Harlani, 441
The Florida Jay, Corvus floridanus, 444
The Autumnal Warbler, Sylvia autumnalis, 447
The Nashville Warbler, Sylvia rubricapilla, 450
The Black-and-white Creeper, Certhia varia, 452
The Eccentric Naturalist, 455
The Broad-winged Hawk, Falco pennsylvanicus, 461
The Pigeon Hawk, Falco columbarius, 466
The Sea-side Finch, Fringilla maritima, 470
The Grass Finch, or Bay-winged Bunting Fringilla graminea, 473
The Yellow-poll Warbler, Sylvia æstiva, 476
Scipio and the Bear, 479
The Columbian Jay, Corvus Bullockii, 483
The Little Screech Owl, Strix Asio, 486
The White-bellied Swallow, Hirundo bicolor, 491
The Cow-pen Bird, Icterus pecoris, 493
The Marsh Wren, Troglodytes palustris, 500
Colonel Boon, 503