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A Red Bird in a Brown Bag: An Introduction to the House Finch

Geoffrey E. Hill

in A Red Bird in a Brown Bag: The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148480
eISBN:
9780199893683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148480.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces the House Finch as a study bird. A bird that was introduced to the eastern U.S. in the mid-20th century, it is most abundant in urbanized areas where it nests in nooks on ... More


Knowledge & Skills

Thomas R. Dunlap

in In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders and Their Guides

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734597
eISBN:
9780190254377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734597.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Ludlow Griscom's contribution to the development of field identification and competitive birdwatching in America through his book, Birds of the New York City Region. Published ... More


The Medical Student

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Thomas Sadler Roberts’ medical education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1882, believing that natural history was not a gentlemanly vocation. Staying in Germantown where ... More


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