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Abregé de la doctrine de Paracelse et de ses Archidoxes by Francesco Maria Pompeo Colonna

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It is barred brown and black across the back and buff with black spotting below. The head is brown with a gray nape and crown and a small red patch behind the head. On the upper breast is a prominent half-circle of black, and the male has a black patch at the malar region. Flight is undulating and shows the golden yellow wing lining and white rump. The flicker’s voice is a loud, sharp Keee, and it will sometimes drum its bill repeatedly at objects, like a jackhammer. 25” Season: Summer Habitat: Woodland edges, canyons, creeksides The Eastern Wood-Pewee is a large-headed, thick-necked flycatcher with drab plumage overall.

It has a thin, sharp, black bill and red legs. Plumage in breeding season includes a black head that contrasts with its white body and light gray back and wings. The primaries form a white triangle against the dark trailing edge when the gull is in flight. The nonbreeding adult has a mostly white head, with a black eye and small dark spots around the ear. A solitary gull, the Bonaparte does not form large flocks. It builds nests made of sticks in evergreen trees. indd 39 10/12/12 2:34 PM Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla GULLS, TERNS Family Laridae (Gulls, Terns) Size: 16” Season: Year-round Habitat: Coastal beaches and marshes, urban environments, pastures The Laughing Gull is so named because of its loud, often incessant, laughing squawk.

The dark outer primaries are visible in flight. The Royal Tern flies over the water surface, often hovering, and then plunges down to catch fish. They breed on sandbars in the company of thousands of other birds. ) Sandwich Tern, Thalasseus sandvicensis Family Laridae (Gulls, Terns) Size: 15” Season: Summer Habitat: Coastal bays, estuaries, offshore waters, islands The Sandwich Tern is a streamlined, slender seabird that is similar in shape to the Royal Tern but quite a bit smaller. It has a long, thin, black bill with a pointed yellow tip, forked wings, short black legs, and a ragged black crest.

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