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The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds
by
Unknown
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The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds
A a

 

THE AUK

 

A is an Auk,

Of the Artic sea,
He lives on the ice,
Where the winds blow free.

B b

 

THE BLUE BIRD.

B is a Blue Bird.
In early spring,
How sweet his songs Through the forest ring.

C c

 

THE CONDOR.

C is a Condor,
On the Andes' height,
He plumes his wings For a lofty flight.

D d

 

THE DUCK.

D is a Duck.
Of the canvas back sort,
To shoot at a flock
Is considered fine sport.

E e

 

THE BALD EAGLE.

E's a Bald Eagle,
So bold and so free;
On the flag of our country He spans land and sea.

F f

 

THE FISH HAWK.

F is a Fish Hawk,
Who lives on the shore:
He catches his prey
Mid the ocean's roar.

G g

 

THE GOOSE.

G is a Goose;
His feathers we take
And put them in sacking Our beds to make.

H h

 

THE HUMMING BIRD.

 

H is a Humming Bird,

Sporting mid flowers And brightly enjoying
The sunny hours.

I i

 

THE IBIS.

 

I is an Ibis,

Who wanders in bogs, And lives upon lizards,
And fishes and frogs.

J j

 

THE JAY.

J is a Jay,
With his blue and white coat,
With a crest on his head,
And a ring round his throat.

K k

 

THE KING BIRD.

K is a King Bird,
Pugnacious and bold:
A hero in fight,
And a terrible scold.

L l

 

THE LARK.

L is a Lark,
A sociable bird;
His song in the meadow Is frequently heard.

M m

 

THE MAGPIE.

M is a Magpie,
He lives at the west,
Steals and scolds and eats carrion; He's none of the best.

N n

 

THE NIGHT HERON.

N is a Night Heron,
Of fishes quite fond;
He looks for them now, As he stands by the pond.

O o

 

THE OWL.

O is an Owl,
Who hides through the day;
And comes out at night, To seek for his prey.

P p

 

THE PIGEON.

P is a Pigeon
So rapid in flight,
That before you can shoot him He's gone out of sight.

Q q

 

THE QUAIL.

Q is a Quail,
Who hides in a tree,
And whistles "Bob-White" With lively glee.

R r

 

THE ROBIN.

R is the Robin,
So kind and so good,
Who covered with leaves, The poor babes in the wood.

S s

 

THE SWALLOW.

S is the Swallow,
She darts through the air
To catch little insects, Her favorite fare.

T t

 

THE TURKEY.

T is a Turkey,
A fine dashing beau,
By his fuming and strutting, His pride you may know.

U u

 

THE UPUPA.

 

U's the Upupa,

Or Hoopoe. His crest He can raise or lower,
As suits him best.

V v

 

THE VULTURE.

V is a Vulture,
Who feeds on the dead,
When the dark battle-field, With corpses is spread.

W w

 

THE WOODPECKER.

W's a Woodpecker,
Who with his long bill,
Bores holes in a tree
And of worms eats his fill.

X x

 

THE XANTHORONUS.

 

X is Xanthoronus,

Or Baltimore Bird. Oft in our orchards,
His music is heard.

Y y

 

THE YELLOW BIRD.

Y is a Yellow Bird,
With feathers so bright,
Who sings all the day, And sleeps all the night.

Z z

 

THE LETTER Z, OR ROOST.

Z stands for none
of the feathered race.
It must serve as a roost, Or lose the last place.

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