The Natural History of Cage Birds
by J. M. Bechstein
Publisher: W. & R. Chambers 1845
Number of pages: 348
The natural history of cage birds, their management, habits, food, diseases, treatment, breeding, and the methods of catching them. The author described all the indigenous European birds with which he was acquainted that are capable of being tamed, and are pleasing in the house.
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by Bradford Torrey - Houghton, Mifflin and company
Excellent nature book for the student of birds, easy reading with descriptions of an obsessive birder from 100 years ago. Covers his travels, and birding, in New England. A must read for today's birders. First published in 1885.
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