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THE HAWKS AND OWLS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THEIR RELATION TO AGRICULTURE. PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF DR. C. HART MERRIAM. U.S. Dept. Agriculture Division of Ornithology and Mammalogy, Bulletin No. 3. Fisher, A. K.


GPO, Washington: 1893.
First edition 210 p. + 26 (all 26 plates are present)  Wonderful full color tissue guarded lithographed plates by J.L. and R.Ridgway. slight foxing to some of the blank borders. 8vo.Original cloth binding, slightly worn. Gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated with chromolithograph plates (all 26 plates are present) A thorough discussion of the economic value of American hawks and owls. Each species is treated in detail with appended descriptions and tables based on the examination of the birds' stomachs. The plates are lithographed in colors. Anker (Bird Books and Bird Art) 144. The author's study found that only six of the 73 species were harmful to agriculture, three of these being rare, and most were helpful. The methodology and conclusions were very close to that pioneered in Pennsylvania by B. H. Warren. Nissen 316. Zimmer p 221.

PLATE LIST
1 Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
2 Mississippi Kite Iclinia mississippiensis
3 Marsh Hawk Circus hudsonius
4 Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter velox
5 Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperi
6 Goshawk Accipiter atricapillus
7 Red-tailed Hawk Buteo borealis
8 Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
9 Swainson's Hawk Buteo swaninsoni
10 Broad-winged Hawk Buteo latissimus
11 Rough-legged Hawk Archibuteo l. sancti-johannis
12 Ferruginous Rough-leg Archibuteo ferrugineus
13 Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
14 Bald Eagle Halioeetus leucocephalus
15 Duck Hawk Falco peregrinus anatum
16  Pigeon Hawk Falco columbarius
17 Sparrow Hawk Falco sparrerius
18 Osprey Pandion haliaetus carolinensis
19 Barn Owl Strix pratincola
20 Long-eared Owl Asio wilsonianus
21 Short-eared Owl Asio accipitrinus
22 Barred Owl Syrnium nebulosum
23 Screech Owl Megascops asio
24 Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
25 Burrowing Owl Speotyto cunicularia hypogoea
26 Dwarf Screech Owl Megascops flammeolus idahoensis

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