Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: 2 of 2: Eastern Region Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged. by Donald Stokes (Author, Reader), Lillian Stokes (Author, Reader), & 1 more

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Photo: The birds of Virginia

Year: 1913 (1910s)

Authors: Bailey, Harold Harris, 1879-

Subjects: Birds

Publisher: Lynchburg, Va., J. P. Bell Company, Inc.

Contributing Library: Cornell University Library

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mer Eedbird]. Ea^^ge.—Southeastern United States and northernSouth America. Breeds in Carolinian and Austroriparianzones from southeastern Xebraska, southern Iowa, south-eastern Wisconsin, central Indiana, southern Ohio, Mary-land (formerly New Jersey), and Delaware south tonortheastern Mexico and central Florida; winters fromcentral Mexico and Yucatan to Ecuador, Peru, andGuiana; stragglers north to ISTew Brunswick, Quebec,JS^ova Scotia, Maine, and Ontario; migrant in westernCuba; accidental in the Bahamas. A beautiful bird, especially the male, but a lazy pairwhen it comes down to nest building. Seldom it is thatyou cant walk along some path on the edge of a pieceof woods, or that bordering the main country road, andlook up throgh a flimsy-made nest of these birds, and seethe eggs. In this respect they may be classed with theMourning Dove and the Green Heron. Dont misjudgethese remarks and think you can go along any road orpath and see nests easily, for they are not an over-common

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SUMME-E TANAGER Ct-Paal-K OF VIRGINIA 251 bird with us, though suitable localities seldom fail to havetheir single pair. The casual observer is ajDt to confusethem with the Cardinal, especially during the breedingseason, on account of the height of the nest, often not sixfeet from the ground. The nest is placed on the crotchof a lower limb of a tree, an oak, dogwood or pine, gener-ally. Three to four eggs is a complete set with us, apale bluish-green, spotted and blotched with reddish-brown. Size, .92x.64. Fresh eggs May 20th to June12th. They do not winter with us. Kest composed offine straws or grasses, loosely made, or woven together.Only one brood a season. The spring migratory birdsreach us about April 17th, and depart southward August5tli to. 8th. Their song is uttered from the tree tops,seldom when in close proximity to the nest or ground,and is rather pleasing to the ear, though it never varies,being confined to three notes, and a short stanza similarto the Red-eyed Vireo. Lon

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Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: 2 of 2:  Eastern Region Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged. by Donald Stokes (Author, Reader), Lillian Stokes (Author, Reader), & 1 more

Donald and Lillian Stokes are widely recongized as America's foremost authorities on birds and nature. Their newest book, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America is the most comprehensive photographic field guide to birds ever published. They have written more than thirty other books, which have cumulatively sold more than 4.5 million copies, including the bestselling Stokes Field Guide to Birds (Eastern and Western editions), the Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backyard Nature Books. They have hosted a popular public television series, Stokes Birds at Home, and offer current birding information on their Stokes Birding Blog, which features Lillian Stokes's stunning photography.