by Neltje Blanchan
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company 1923
Number of pages: 234
An introductory acquaintance with one hundred and fifty birds commonly found in the gardens, meadows, and woods about our homes. The purpose of the writer is to give, in a popular and accessible form, knowledge which is accurate and reliable about the life of our common birds.
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