Image from page 369 of “The birds of Illinois and Wisconsin” (1909)
Image by Internet Archive Book Images
Title: The birds of Illinois and Wisconsin
Year: 1909 (1900s)
Authors: Cory, Charles B. (Charles Barney), 1857-1921
Subjects: Birds — Illinois Birds — Wisconsin
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.
Text Appearing Before Image:
s; wing, about 18; bill, about 8.50; tar-sus, 8. The Wood Ibis is apparently not uncommon in late summer insouthern Illinois, where it was frequently observed by Prof. Ridgway,near Mt. Carmel, and Mr. J. Hurter (Bull. Nutt. Orn. Club, 1881, p.124) found it numerous in August, 1888, in Madison Co., 111., nearSt. Louis. Dr. Hoy (1853) records a specimen in the Museum of theWisconsin State Historical Society at Madison, which was shot nearMilwaukee, in September, 1852. Kumlien and Hollister consider it avery rare midsummer straggler in Wisconsin and say that in a letterto L. Kumlien, Dr. Hoy stated he had procured a specimen at Racinein September, 1868. They also record a third specimen killed onRock River between Janesville and Edgerton. (Birds of Wisconsin,1903- P- 33-) Suborder HERODII. Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, etc. Family ARDEID^^. Herons and Bitterns. About 70 known species belong to this family distributed through-out the world. Many of the true herons are gregarious, while others
Text Appearing After Image:
Great Blue Heron. Least Bittern. American Bittern. Jan., 1909. Birds of Illinois and Wisconsin — Cory. 363 are only occasionally so, if at all. When undisturbed they usuallynest in colonies or rookeries, as their breeding places are some-times called, three or four species often occupying the same tree. The Bitterns are not gregarious in the true sense of the word,although during the breeding season numbers of nests of the smallerspecies may often be found in close proximity to each other. TheAmerican Bittern is more solitary in its habits. When feeding theyfrequent the shores of rivers and ponds as well as marshes andlagoons. The food consists largely of fish, frogs, and small reptiles,which they catch with great dexterity. Subfamily BOTAURINiE. Bitterns.Genus BOTAURUS Stephens.79. Botaurus lentiginosus (Montag.).American Bittern. Local names: Stake-driver. Thunder-pump. Distr.: Temperate North America, south to Guatemala, Cuba,and Jamaica. Adult: Upper parts, brown; wing coverts,
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.