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John Muir

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Melanerpes formicivorus Bonap implantation

Sweetness melody & versatility of their voice surpass all other animals of the world — poetic associations with falls

Award highest [ ] of praise

Insects & worms compose its food

[specimens] [were] [procured] by Mr. Drummond near the shores of the Athabasca Run on the Eastern decline [ ] the Rocky Mts between 54 & 56 parallels Previously discovered by Mr W Bullock in Mexico strictly terrestrial in structure walking under water in bed of stream using both wings & feet Sings with much variation in its notes chocolate color on head blackish brown & blackish gray

4 American Species & several [from] Europe & asia Cinclus Mexicanus, Swains " [cinclus] Americanus Rich

Date Original

December 1872

Source

Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.

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MuirReel23Journal10RearP03-04.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Keywords

John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist

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