The Natural History of Cage Birds
by J. M. Bechstein
Publisher: W. & R. Chambers 1845
Number of pages: 348
The natural history of cage birds, their management, habits, food, diseases, treatment, breeding, and the methods of catching them. The author described all the indigenous European birds with which he was acquainted that are capable of being tamed, and are pleasing in the house.
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by Bradford Torrey - Houghton, Mifflin and company
Excellent nature book for the student of birds, easy reading with descriptions of an obsessive birder from 100 years ago. Covers his travels, and birding, in New England. A must read for today's birders. First published in 1885.
by George H. Lowery - University of Kansas
The nocturnal migration of birds is a phenomenon that long has intrigued zoologists the world over. Yet, despite this universal interest, most of the fundamental aspects of the problem remain shrouded in uncertainty and conjecture.
by Neltje Blanchan - Doubleday, Page & Company
An introductory acquaintance with 150 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 birds.
by Frank M. Chapman - D. Appleton & co.
To learn to call a bird by its right name is the first step in the study of ornithology. We may investigate the birds, or desire merely a knowledge of the species in our garden, but in either case we are confronted by this question of identification.