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
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 16.5 cm.
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