A scholarly examination of the life cycle and living habits of the magpie, both the black- and yellow-billed varieties. Emphasis is on the birds as found in California and along the Pacific Coast. With charts, tables, b&w photos, maps and a color frontis painting of the two types by Joyce Rodgers. --- The Cooper Ornithological Club (later renamed the Cooper Ornithological Society) was established in 1893 with the purpose being the study of birds. This work, being too lengthy for their periodical "The Condor" has been published as part of the Club's Avifauna series. --- A sewn paperback in grey wraps. With dampstains to lower edge of most pages, and prior owner F. L. Knopf's rubberstampings and signature, else a firm, intact, unmarked copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 234 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Natural History of Magpies (Number 25 in...
Publisher: Cooper Ornithological Club
Publication Date: 1937
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
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