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.