Handbook of Nature Study: Birds

by Anna B. Comstock


Description: The second section of Handbook of Nature Study introduces bird study by examining the features of a bird familiar to most children, the hen. The lessons encourage the reader to think how the body, wings, eyes, beak, feet, legs, and feathers of each bird are suited to protect it and to assist it in getting its living. Subsequent chapters feature familiar birds of field, forest, and stream, with questions that stimulate careful observation.


Additional information:

Ages:  12-18
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year Published:  2013
ISBN:  978-1-59915-605-7
Genres:  Natural History, Nature Study

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Table of Contents

1. Bird Study
2. Feathers as Clothing 
3. Feathers as Ornament 
4. How Birds Fly 
5. Eyes and Ears of Birds 
6. The Form and Use of Beaks 
7. The Feet of Birds 
8. Chicken Ways 
9. Pigeons 
10. The Canary and the Goldfinch 
11. The Robin 
12. The Bluebird 
13. The White-breasted Nuthatch 
14. The Chickadee 
15. The Downy Woodpecker 
16. The Sapsucker 
17. The Red-headed Woodpecker 
18. The Flicker or Yellow-hammer 

19. The Meadow-lark
20. The English Sparrow 
21. The Chipping Sparrow 
22. The Song Sparrow 
23. The Mockingbird 
24. The Catbird 
25. The Belted Kingfisher 
26. The Screech Owl 
27. The Red Shouldered and Red Tailed Hawks 
28. The Swallows and the Chimney Swift 
29. The Hummingbird 
30. The Red-winged Blackbird 
31. The Baltimore Oriole 
32. The Crow 
33. The Cardinal Grosbeak 
34. Geese 
35. The Turkey 
36. The Study of Birds' Nests in Winter

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