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CONTENTS

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In Memoriam: George Newbold Lawrence. By D. G. Elliot, F. R. S. E. (Frontispiece.) 1

The Standing of Ardetta neoxena. By Frank M. Chapman. (Plate I.) 11

An Important Factor in the Study of Western Bird-Life. By Carl. F. Baker 20

The Pine Grosbeak in Captivity. By O. W. Knight. 21

Descriptions of an Apparently New Species and Subspecies of Ptarmigan from the Aleutian Islands. By D. G. Elliot, F. R. S. E. (Plate III.) 24

Songs of the Western Meadowlark. By L. Belding. 29

A New Subspecies of the Genus Dryobates. By A. W. Anthony 31

Description of a New Jay from Mexico. By Gerrit S. Miller, Jr. 34

Nesting Habits of Phainopepla nitens in California. By Florence A. Merriam 38

Descriptions of a New Warbler and a New Song Sparrow. By William Brewster 44

The Terns of Muskeget Island, Massachusetts. Part II. By George H. Mackay 47

Thirteenth Congress of the American Ornithologists' Union. By John H. Sage 55

Recent Literature.—Elliot's Monograph of the Pittidae, 60; The Fossil Birds of Patagonia, 61; Elliot's Limicolæ, 64; Some Canadian Birds, 67; Kirkwood on Maryland Birds, 67; The Structure and Life of Birds, 68; The A. O. U, Check-List of North American Birds, Second Edition, 69; Hudson's British Birds, 70; Bendire on the Cowbirds, 71; Lucas on the Weapons and Wings of Birds, 72; Fisher's Hawks and Owls from the Standpoint of the Farmer, 73; Beddard's 'Text-book of Zoögeography,' 73; Townsend on the Birds of Cocos Island, 75; Publications Received, 76.

General Notes.—Do Young Loons eat Fresh-water Clams? 77; 'Gull Dick' Again, 78; An Early Description of Phalacrocorax dilophus, {[djvu page link|78|36}}; Another Harlequin Duck Record for Long Island, 78; Olor buccinator in Western Minnesota. 78; White-faced Glossy Ibis Breeding in Minnesota, 79; Ardetta neoxena from Wisconsin, 79; The Ring Rail Again in Maine, 79; Baird's Sandpiper in Maine, 82; The 1895 Migration of Charadrius dominicus in Massachusetts, 80; Habits of the Valley Partridge, 81; Additional Records of the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) in Wisconsin and Illinois, 81; The Golden Eagle in New Jersey, 81; The Golden Eagle in Maine, 82; A New Long Island, N Y., Record for the Red-bellied Woodpecker, 82; The Deltoid Muscle in the Swifts, 82; The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Virginia and Maryland, 83: The Raven in Illinois, 83; The Ipswich Sparrow—A Correction, 84; Second Occurrence of the Lark Sparrow in Virginia, 84; The Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina) in the Maritime Portions of South Carolina, 84; The Carolina Wren in Connecticut, 84; The Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) on Long Island, South Carolina, 84; The Dwarf Thrush in Colorado, 85; Food of Woodpeckers and Flycatchers, 85; Rare Visitors to the Connecticut River Valley in Massachusetts in 1895, 86; A Correction, 86; Notes on Long Island Birds, 87; Nantucket Island Notes, 88; Gatke's Birds of Heligoland, 89.

Correspondence.—The Soaring of Birds and Currents of Air, 92.

Notes and News.—Obituary, Thomas Henry Huxley, 113; Henry Seebohm, 96; Henry T. Wharton, 97; Ornithological Lectures at Columbia College, 97; Kent Ornithological Club, 98; Protection of North American Birds, 98.

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