Image from page 54 of "The birds of Washington; a complete, scientific and popular account of the 372 species of birds found in the state" (1909)


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Identifier: birdsofwashingto02daw Title: The birds of Washington; a complete, scientific and popular account of the 372 species of birds found in the state Year: 1909 (1900s) Authors: Dawson, William Leon, 1873- Bowles, John Hooper Brooks, Allan, 1869-1946 Subjects: Birds Publisher: Seattle : The Occidental Pub. Co. Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: ril; OF TUK BlRROW.Till xcct **t THox or riticuiiitc illustkatiox. r/iofn by Ihr Aulhcr. THE PYGMY OWL. 489 the first week in Aprilfor the northern, onemay hear at eveninga soft and mellowlo\e song, coo co-o,which tlie male re-peats by the hour.One who has hearlthis tender note well-ing up from tluback pasture, whilithe locust trees 1>\the gate are di>-tilling their sweetest \fragrance, and Ad-ams is fading ontlie western horizonin the last afterglowof sunset, can easihforgive many thingsabout the Burrowing Owl which are less Taken „, Oregon pleasant. Text Appearing After Image: Photo by Fiiiley and Bohlnian. BROTHERS. No. 198. PYGMY OWL. A. O. U. No, 379. QIaucidium gnoma Wagler. Synonym.—Gnome Owe. Description.—Adults: Upperparts warm brown (snuff brown or darker),finely spotted with white or pale ochraceous-buff—the spots are smallest and cir-cular on head and upper back, larger, cordate or hastate on tertials and wing-coverts, and everywhere bordered obscurely with dusky; flight-feathers spottedwith white; tail crossed by six interrupted bars (one terminal) of white; a cer-vical collar of mingled black and white; sides and a band across jugulum colorof back or a little lighter, and similarly spotted; throat white; underparts whitestreaked coarsely with sepia, the streaks tending to coalesce in stripes. Bill andcere greenish yellow; feet dull yellow with soles of bright chrome, claws black;iris bright yellow. The female is of a rather lighter shade of brown above with 4j. THE CALIFORNIA PYGMY OWL. fewer and larger spots of wliiii-. and tin- cervical Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

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