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Inventory of Watercolors of Birds of the Pacific Slope [graphic], 1853-1869
BANC PIC 19xx.117--ffALB  
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item 1.

Hylocichla ustulata. Swainson's Thrush.

Scope and Content Note

"Island Thrush" --two birds on a branch with leaves and pink fruit. Seascape in background; painted on Tres Marias Islands.
item 2.

Myadestes obscurus. Brown-backed Solitaire.

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"Hilgaro or Mexican Nightingale" painted on "Tres Marias Islands, Dec. 1868." One bird is perched on a branch with leaves.
item 3.

Melanotis caerulescens. Blue Mockingbird.

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One bird on a leafy branch against a forest background in muted tones; painted in "Mazatlan."
item 4.

Mimus polyglottus. Mockingbird.

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"Socorro Mocking bird -May 21, 1867" --One bird, perched on a branch with leaves and lichens; painted on Socorro Island.
item 5.

Toxostoma redivivum. California Thrasher.

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"California Curved Bill Thrush" --One bird on a fruiting and flowering branch of Wild Rose, eating a rose hip.
item 6.

Toxostoma curvirostre. Curve-billed Thrasher.

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"Mexican Curved Bill Thrush" --Two individuals perched.
item 7.

Pyrocephalus rubinus. Vermilion Flycatcher.

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"Redcrested Flycatcher" painted in "Tepic, Dec. 1865"; Two males and a female on a branch with leaves and orange fruit; the female holds an insect in her beak.
item 8.

Platypsaris aglaiae. Rose-throated Becard.

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"Rose Throated Flycatcher--Tres Marias Islands, Jan. 1865, Guyécan Tree, iron wood;" Three birds on a branch with lavender flowers.
item 9.

Granatellus venustus francescae. Red breasted Chat.

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"Rosybreasted fantail taken on Tres Marias Islands, Jan. 1865." Two males and one female in a yellow-flowered tree, with moth; this bird was named, by S. F. Baird, for A. J. Grayson's wife, Frances Jane Timmons Grayson.
item 10.

Vireo huttoni. Hutton's Vireo.

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"Hutton's flycatcher" --early California painting; "Shrub -Calocanthus" --Two birds on flowering branch.
item 11.

Euthlypis lachrymosa. Fan-tailed Warbler.

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Two birds on leafy bough with "Honeymaking Wasp and Nest."
item 12.

Myiarchus cinerascens. Ash-throated Flycatcher.

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"Mazatlan -1869" --Two birds on flowering branch, with butterfly.
item 13.

Parula pitiayuma. Olive-backed Warbler.

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"Tres Marias Islands--Jan. 1865." --Two birds on a leafy bough.
item 14.

Vireo atricapillus. Black-capped Vireo.

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"Solitary Vireo -nat. size" --One female with a large white flower.
item 15.

Vireo olivaceus flavoviridis. Red-eyed Vireo.

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"Mazatlan Vireo" --A pair completing their nest on the branch of a bush with pink flowers.
item 16.

Mniotilta varia. Black and white Warbler.

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"Mazatlan, Sep. 4, 1868 -Nat. Size" --Two birds on a branch of oak tree; one bird hanging on oak ball.
item 17.

Pipilo erythrothalmus socorroensis. Red-eyed Towhee.

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"The Waterfinders -Socorro Towhee" --Two birds on a branch with a yellow flower against the rocky shoreline of Socorro Island; this race originally described by A. J. Grayson in California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences.
item 18.

Rhodinocichla rosea. Rose-breasted Thrush-Tanager.

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"June 1862" --Three individuals on a branch of a flowering Acacia, feeding on red berries of a vine.
item 19.

Saltator coerulescens. Grayish Saltater.

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"Song Finch or Pretty Bird . . . Tepic -Dec. 1865" --One bird with large red poinsetta.
item 20.

Spinus tristis. American Goldfinch.

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"Yellow Bird . . . May 1859 . . . Gov. Boggs[form], Napa" One bird with next in a flowering bush.
item 21.

Chlorura chlorura. Green-tailed Towhee.

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Two individuals on a branch of yellow-flowered bush.
item 22.

Pyrrhuloxi sinuata, Pyrrhuloxia.

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"Mazatlan -Dec. 25, 1868" --Two birds on a fruiting grass.
item 23.

Guiraca caerulea. Blue Grosbeak.

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Two females on a branch with red fruits.
item 24.

Piranga bidentata. Flame-colored Tanager.

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"Island Grosbeak . . . Tres Marias Island . . . Palo Amarillo, in flower -Jan. 1865" --Two birds on a branch with white flowers and a humming bird, Cynanthus latirostris, hovering above.
item 25.

Piranga rubra. Summer Tanager.

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"Crimson Tanager . . . Nat. Size . . . Botany, Chapota Tree" Pair of birds on a pink-flowered branch.
item 26.

Passerina ciris. Painted Bunting.

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"Nonpareil . . . Nat. Size . . . Mazatlan, August 29, 1868" --A pair of birds feeding on grass seeds.
item 27.

Cynanthus latirostris lawrencei. Broad-billed Hummingbird.

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"Green Hummingbird--Tres Marias, Jan. 1865." --A pair of birds on leafy twigs with their lichen-covered nest.
item 28.

Amazilia rutila. Cinnamon Hummingbird.

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"Habitat vicinity of Mazatlan . . . Sep. 1865" --Two birds on a leafy bough with their nest and eggs.
item 29.

Amazilia rutila graysoni. Grayson's Hummingbird.

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"From the Tres Marias Islands, Jan. 1865" --Two birds on a branch with blue flowers.
item 30.

Spiza americana. Dickcissel.

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Two birds on a branch bearing green fruits; a small nest of a wasp is suspended from branch.
item 31.

Turdus assimilis. White-throated Robin.

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"Merulin --tree, Calabaza" --One bird on the branch of a tree with green fruits.
item 32.

Piaya cayana. Squirrel Cuckoo.

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"Red Cuckoo" --Two birds on the leafy branch of a mimosa.
item 33.

Trogon citreolus. Citreolin Trogon.

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Three birds in a shrub bearing beans with red seeds.
item 34.

Trogon elegans. Elegant Trogon.

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"Mexican Trogon -Coa . . . Mazatlan, May 16, 1862; tree fruit & flower Guamuché." --Two birds on bush with white flowers and yellow fruits.
item 35.

Catherpes mexicanus. Canon Wren.

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"Mexican House Wren -Acapulco in Background." --Two birds; the house is seen through an arch and above the wall of a ruin.
item 36.

Icterus wagleri. Black-vented Oriole.

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"Orioles among the coffee, Jauje, near Tepic, Jan. 1866." Three birds; two perched and one in flight against the green leaves and red fruits.
item 37.

Icterus pustulatus. Streak-backed Oriole.

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"Mazatlan Oriole . . . about Nat. Size, Nest, Branch & Pod of Tamarind." --A pair of birds in a fruiting branch.
item 38.

Icterus pustulatus graysonii. Grayson's Oriole.

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"Golden Oriole -Tres Marias Island, Jan. 1865." --Two birds on leafy branches; third bird in nest.
item 39.

Icterus cucullatus. Hooded Oriole.

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"Black Back Oriole" --Two birds on bough with white flowers.
item 40.

Calocitta formosa. Magpie-jay.

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"Urraca or Long-tailed Magpie." Two birds perched on yellow-flowered shrub.
item 41.

Cissolopha beecheii. Purplish-backed Jay.

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"Mazatlan, May 1862 . . . shrub or tree -guava . . . Hummingbird Moth." Two birds with flowering and fruiting shrub.
item 42.

Cyanocitta stelleri. Steller's Jay.

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"Napa -July 1859 (Chestnut Oak)" --Two birds on a fruiting branch.
item 43.

Geococcyx velox. Lesser Road-runner.

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One bird against an austere scenic background.
item 44.

Amazona ochrocephala tresmariae. Tres Marias Yellow-headed Parrot.

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One parrot on a branch with lavender morning glories.
item 45.

Amazona finschi. Red-fronted Parrot.

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"Painted from Living Birds . . . Mazatlan, Mexico, October 19, 1864." --Two birds on a shrub with yellow fruits.
item 46.

Amazona albifrons. White-fronted Parrot.

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Two birds on fruiting branch of a legume.
item 47.

Ara militaris. Military Macaw.

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"Macaw or Guacamayo." Two birds feeding on fruits of the "Ava."
item 48.

Aratinga holochroa brevipes. Green Parakeet.

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"Socorro Island Parakeet --June 1865." Two birds on fruiting branch against austere island scene.
item 49.

Forpus cyanopygius. Blue-rumped Parrot.

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"Catalina Parrots . . . the first one is from the Tres Marias Islands and larger than those found upon the main." Five birds perched on a legume with orange flowers and fruits with vermillion beans: one bird attentive to a black and cream butterfly.
item 50.

Crotophaga sulcirostris. Groove-billed Ani.

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"Cincoyo -native name" --One bird on a branch with leaves and small yellow fruits.
item 51.

Cassidix mexicanus. Boat-tailed Grackle.

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"Mazatlan, Nov. 4, 1868." --Two birds on a branch with leaves and lichen.
item 52.

Columba flavirostris. Red-billed Pigeon.

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"Blue or Patagonia pigeon . . . Nat. size, Mazatlan, Sep. 15, 1868" --Individual on a broken branch with leaves and shiny maroon fruits.
item 53.

Zenaida asiatica. White-winged Dove.

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"Nat. Size . . . Sep. 23, 1868" --Two birds on a branch with orange fruits.
item 54.

Leptotila verreauxi. White-tipped Dove.

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"Ground dove . . . Nat. Size, Mazatlan Sept. 19, 1868" --Two birds on a branch, covered with two varieties of parasitic plant and a twining vine.
item 55.

Zenaidura graysoni. Socorro Dove.

Scope and Content Note

"The Solitary Dove --Life Size. First Discovered by Eddie [Edward B.] Grayson, Socorro Island, May 20, 1867" --Individual on a dead branch against a sombre shoreline; named for Edward B. Grayson, son of A. J. Grayson who was murdered on the return from a field trip to Socorro Island.
item 56.

Columbigallina passerina. Ground Dove.

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"Nat. Size Mazatlan. Sep. 1868" --Three birds on a branch with lichen.
item 57.

Cyrtonyx montezumae. Harlequin Quail.

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"Massena Partridge . . . Nat. size, Guadalajara, May 1866" Three birds with grass and low herbs against a background of hills with sparse vegetation.
item 58.

Lophortyx douglasii. Elegant Quail.

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"Sinaloa Quails . . . plant 'Hocuistle' Mex . . . Rio Mazatlan Jan. 1867"
item 59.

Lophortyx gambelii. Gambel's Quail.

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"Sonora Quail . . . Colorado & Gila Rivers [Jan. 1859] Male, Female & Young. Scene on Gila River" --The pair and their ten young are shown in a desert river landscape, with a "cholla" cactus in the immediate background.
item 60.

Colinus virginianus graysoni. Grayson's Bobwhite.

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"Red Breasted Quail. About Nat. Size Guadalajara, May 1868" --Two birds in a semi-finished landscape; a small village is rendered.
item 61.

Ortalis wagleri. Rufous-bellied Chachalaca.

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"Wisco . . . Indian Name" --One bird on a branch.
item 62.

Penelope purpurascens. Crested Guan.

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"Faisan in Mex. Lang. . . . Drawn from a living bird . . . Mazatlan Oct. 28, 1864" --One bird on the limb of a yellow-fruited tree, with lichens and hanging moss.
item 63.

Megacerle torquata. Ringed Kingfisher.

Scope and Content Note

"Kingfisher's Haunt. Nat. Size" --One bird eating a fish on a broken limb, covered with lichen; the scene is that of a lush jungle river and is fully rendered; in the background, on another branch, sits a Snake Bird.
item 64.

Ixobrychus exilis. Least Bittern.

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"Little Bitterns . . . nat. Size. Mazatlan --Oct. 1, 1868" Three birds on an old lichen-covered branch with a white-flowered plant behind them and a jungle background.
item 65.

Larus sp.

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Bird appears to be completely rendered; the background is slightly indicated in pencil.
item 66.

Sterna sp.

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"Pearly Tern" --One bird on a rocky shore; rocks and sky finished in detail.
item 67.

Corvus ossifragus imparatus. Fish Crow.

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"Little Mexican Crow . . . Mazatlan Oct. 28, 1868" --One bird sits in a legume with pods and orange flowers.
item 68.

Sarcoramphus papa. King Vulture.

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"Mazatlans Jan. 27, 1869" --Bird stands on a rocky cliff overlooking a jungle river.
item 69.

Gallinula chloropus. Common Gallinule

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One adult and two chicks stand on the grassy bank of a lagoon with a tropical jungle scene as background; three adult Gallinules are in the water.
item 70.

Jacana spinosa. Jacana.

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"Lagoon Bird Mazatlan 1861" --Two adults, one in the water and one on a waterlily leaf; the opposite bank with jungle vegetation is shown.
item 71.

Colymbus dominicus. Least Grebe.

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Two adults and nest with four white eggs, under a large Calla Lily; a jungle scene is depicted in the background.
item 72.

Centurus chrysogenys. Golden-cheeked Woodpecker.

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"Cactus woodpecker . . . Nat. Size, Mazatlan 1868" --A pair of birds with three young at nesting hole in cactus; one adult offers young bird an insect.
item 73.

Dichromanassa rufescens. Reddish Egret.

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"Red Headed Heron" --One bird walking on the shore.
item 74.

Micrathene whitneyi. Elf Owl.

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"Socorro Island Owl. The Least Owl. Nat Size" --Two birds on a branch with yellow flowers and green fruits.
item 75.

Aramides axillaris. Rufous-necked Wood-rail.

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"Mangrove Rail --in a Mangrove Swamp" --One bird on shore of a lagoon bordered by mangrove.
item 76.

Oporornis tolmiei. MacGillivray's Warbler.

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"Blue-Headed Warbler . . . 1859 . . . Napa, Calif." --Pair of birds with nest; wild strawberry in fruit and flowering Clarkia.
item 77.

Spinus psaltria. Lesser Goldfinch.

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"Lawrence's Goldfinch . . . Hot Springs. [Calistoga]. Napa June 1859" --Two males and a female shown with a lavender Brodiaea and a pink Godetia.
item 78.

Vireo gilvus. Warbling Vireo.

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"Napa Valley -May 1859 -Boggs Ranch" --Pair of birds on leafy twigs, with their lichen-covered nest.
item 79.

Pitangus sulphuratus. Kiskadee Flycatcher.

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"Bull-Headed Flycatcher . . . Male, Female and Nest. Nat. Size . . . Mazatlan, Aug. 1868" --Nest in a leafy thorn tree; lichens stuck on nest.
item 80.

Vireo solitarius. Solitary Vireo.

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"Blue-Headed Flycatcher . . . Hot Springs, Calif. --July 1859" --Two birds on Oak twigs.
item 81.

Polioptila nigriceps. Black-capped Gnatcatcher.

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"Black-Headed Titmouse . . . Male, Female & Nest" --Birds in a pink-flowered tree with lichen-covered nest containing two eggs.
item 82.

Sporophila torqueola. White-collared Seedeater.

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"Little Gros-beak finch . . . Nat. Size" --Pair of birds in a leafy bush, with nest containing two eggs.
item 83.

Melozone kieneri. Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow.

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"Chestnut Headed Sparrow . . . 'Chilipequia'" --Two birds on herbaceous plant with white flowers and red fruits.
item 84.

Thryomanes bewickii. Bewick Wren.

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"Long-Tailed Wren, Guadalajara" -Two birds perched on grass beside a cactus.
item 85.

Thrvothorus sinaloa. Bar-vented Wren.

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"Sinaloa Wren" --Two birds with their nest in a branch of Acacia; landscape with village in background is unfinished.
item 86.

Thryomanes sissonii. Socorro Wren.

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Two birds on a branch with a few leaves; this species was described by A. J. Grayson for his friend and the then U. S. Consul, Isaac Sisson.
item 87.

Thryothorus felix. Happy Wren.

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"Tres Marias islands Wren . . . Nat. Size, Mazatlan Oct. 19, 1868" --Two birds on a mossy fallen branch.
item 88.

Troglodytes aëdon. House Wren.

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"Western Wren . . . Amole or Soap Root . . . Hot Springs, Napa, July 1859" --One bird perched on the flowering plant, shown with root exposed and in section as is usual in botanical drawings of the period.
item 89.

Iridoprocne albilinea. Mangrove Swallow.

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"Mazatlan Swallow . . . Nat. Size. Oct. 27th, 1868" --Three birds and nest hole on fence against a partly finished jungle background.
item 90.

Tityra semifasciata. Masked Tityra.

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"Western Thick Bill. Life Size" --Pair on the branch of a tree bearing lavender flowers against a jungle river background.
item 91.

Scardafella inca. Inca Dove.

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"Little Sand Dove . . . Nat. Size. Mazatlan Oct. 4" --Two doves on the leafy branch of a tree; two more sit on a stump in the background against a jungle shore scene with two huts.
item 92.

Contopus richardsonii. Western Wood Pewee.

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"Short-Legged Pewee, Flycatcher . . . Tree Ash . . . Hot Springs, Napa Co., July 1859" --Two birds on a flowering branch; the female is in her lichen covered nest.
item 93.

Empidonax difficilis. Western Flycatcher.

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"Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher . . . Cal. Maple . . . Hot Springs, Napa -July 1859" --Two birds perched on a fruiting branch.
item 94.

Crypturellus cinnamomeus. Refescent Tinamou.

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Two birds walking on a shore with a jungle background.
item 95.

Phloeoceastes guatemalensis. Pale-billed Woodpecker.

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"Imperial Woodpecker . . . Mazatlan, May 15, 1862" --Three females feeding on a branch covered with lichen.
item 96.

Aratinga canicularis. Orange-fronted Parakeet.

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Three birds in a legume bearing pods and vermilion flowers.
item 97.

Molothrus ater. Brown-headed Cowbird.

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"Nat. Size, Mazatlan, Nov. 11, 1868" --Two adults with juvenile bird.
item 98.

Tangavious aeneus. Bronzed Cowbird.

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"Red-Eyed Cow Bird . . . Nat. Size, Mazatlan, Dec. 4, 1868" Pair of birds with young on branch of tree with red fruit.
item 99.

Cassiculus melanicterus. Yellow-Winged Cacique.

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"Double Crested Oriole. Mex. Name . . . Chang-a-lang-Ding . . . Nov. 4, 1864 . . . Nest . . . branch of Mimosa" --Three birds and two nests; one bird is poking its head out of a nest.
item 100.

Turdus rufo-palliatus gransonii. Rufous-backed Robin.

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"Tree-Amapa . . . Western Mexican Robin" --Two birds in a tree.
item 101.

Icterus bullockii. Bullock's Oriole.

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"White Oak. Hot Springs. Napa, June 1859" --Two adults on branches and young bird clinging to rear of nest.
item 102.

Parus inornatus. Plain Titmouse.

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Four birds on fruiting branch, one in nest hole.
item 103.

Icteria virens. Yellow-breasted Chat.

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"Mexican or Long-Tail Chat . . . The Plant and Bird from Dona Josefa Y Cardoza's Garden, Tepic" --Two birds are perching on a Bird of Paradise.
item 104.

Pheucticus chrysopeplus. Yellow Grosbeak.

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"Mexican Grosbeak . . . flower -Clavellina . . . Mazatlan --Mexico, 1867" --Two birds on a branch with pink flowers and red leaves.
item 105.

Pheucticus melanocephalus. Black-headed Grosbeak.

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"Laurel [Umbellularia californica] . . . Hot Springs, Napa -June 1859" --Two adults with two young on a branch; female offers one of the young an insect.
item 106.

Richmondena cardinalis. Cardinal.

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"Dec. 26, 1868. Mazatlan" --A pair of birds on a branch with yellow flowers.
item 107.

Saltator coerulescens. Grayish Saltator.

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"The shrub is common along the banks of brooks and rivers in Sinaloa" --One individual on a branch with red flowers.
item 108.

Dendroica petechia. Yellow Warbler.

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"Red Headed Warbler . . . Mazatlan, Sep. 9, 1864" A pair of birds perches on a branch with pink flowers; an insect flies above them.
item 109.

Mitrephanes phaeocercus. Tufted Flycatcher.

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Nat. Size, Mazatlan, Sept. 2, 1868" --The bird is perched on a twig with tree leaves.
item 110.

Tyrannus verticalis. Western Kingbird.

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"Arkansas Flycatcher . . . Hot Springs, Napa --July 1859" --Two birds--one with an insect--in a Godetia plant.
item 111.

Tyrranus crassirostris. Thick-billed Kingbird.

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"Great Mexican Tyrant Flycatcher" --Two birds on a lichen covered branch against the background of a Mexican town; one bird has a beetle in his beak.
item 112.

Elainea viridicata. Greenish Elainia.

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"Golden Crowned Flycatcher . . . Tres Marias, Jan. 1865" --Two birds on a leafy bough.
item 113.

Momotus mexicanus. Russet-crowned Motmot.

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"Tehuantepec, Mexico, June 1857" --Two individuals perched on a branch.
item 114.

Muscivora forficata. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

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"Tehuantepec, Mexico Sep. 1857" --Two birds on a branch with lichen; one is trying to catch an insect.
item 115.

Coccyzus americanus. Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

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"Mazatlan, Jan. 7, 1869" --Two brids on a branch with orange fruits.
item 116.

Aphelocoma coerulescens. Scrub Jay.

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"California Jay" --Two birds in a tree; one holds a broken egg in his beak.
item 117.

Chloroceryle amazona. Amazon Kingfisher.

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"Glossy Green Kingfisher . . . Rio Mazatlan" --a bird sits on a mossy branch against a jungle river scene; a calla lily and grass bloom in the foreground.
item 118.

Chloroceryle americana. Green Kingfisher.

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"Smallest Kingfisher" --Two individuals in a rich jungle setting.
item 119.

Tigrisoma mexicana. Tiger Bittern.

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Two birds are perched on branches covered with lichen beside a jungle river; blue waterlilies are shown and a little green frog on one pad.
item 120.

Larus sp.

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"Red Mouth Gull . . . Mazatlan, Jan. 1, 1869" --One bird with seashore scene.
item 121.

Phaethon aetherus. red-billed Tropic bird.

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"Western or Pacific Tropic Bird . . . Mazatlan. Sep. 1865" --One bird against sea-scape with a schooner sailing on the skyline.
item 122.

Xiphorynchus flavigaster. Ivory-billed Woodcreeper.

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"The Great Mexican Creeper . . . Nat. Size Mazatlan, Oct. 27, 1865" Two birds with nest hole in a decayed tree which is draped with a vine.
item 123.

Phloeoceastes guatemalensis. Pale-billed Woodpecker.

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Three males on a branch covered with lichen.
item 124.

Centurus uropygialis. Gila Woodpecker.

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"Mazatlan, May 1865" --Three birds on a branch covered with lichen; one watches an insect.
item 125.

Dendrocopus scalaris. Ladder-backed Woodpecker.

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"Tres Marias, Jan. 1865" --Three birds on branches covered with lichen and blue morning glories.
item 126.

Cochlearius cochlearius. Boat-billed Heron.

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"Floating Water Plants" --Individual on a lichen-covered branch beside a river; an Anhinga sits on a branch in the background while an alligator suns himself on the bank.
item 127.

Nyctanassa violacea. Yellow-crowned Night Heron.

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"Scene on the Estero, Mazatlan, Oct. 7, 1866" --Two brids perch on a branch beside a mangrove bordered stream; two men are in the background in a canoe and an Anhinga is shown on a mangrove root.
item 128.

Anhinga anhinga. Anhinga.

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"Snake Bird . . . Scene on Rio Mazatlan, Mazatlan, Oct. 13, 1868" One individual is shown on a river bank against a fully rendered scene; a second bird has his neck out of the water and is swallowing a fish.
item 129.

Strix sp.

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"Aug. 1867" --One bird is on the branch of a tree with a yellow-flowered vine; he holds a captured rodent and a second rodent escapes into a nest hole; the background is a jungle scene.
item 130.

Chordeiles acutipennis. Lesser Nighthawk.

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"Mazatlan, Sept. 5, 1868" --Two birds on a moss-covered branch.
item 131.

Falco peregrinus. Peregrine Falcon.

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"About Nat. Size, 1857" --One individual stands on the edge of a cliff with a seascape background.
item 132.

Falco femoralis. Aplomado Falcon.

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"1867 . . . About Nat. Size" --One bird shown on a broken branch with twining lavender morning-glories.
item 133.

Falco albigularis. Bat Falcon.

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"Least Falcon . . . Nat. Size" --Two birds shown with one holding a captured parakeet.
item 134.

Geranospiza nigra. Blackish Crane-Hawk.

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"Orange-Legged Hawk" --Individual on a branch of mimosa holding a captured frog.
item 135.

Buteo sp.

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"Eagle Hawk . . . Aug. 1867" --One bird perched on a branch.
item 136.

Busarellus nigricollis. Black-Collared Hawk.

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"White-Headed Red Hawk . . . Little less than Natural Size . . ." One bird on a branch overlooking a river scene with two jackals, two women, and cattle.
item 137.

Buteo sp.

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"Western Black Hawk" --An individual on a branch has a captured rodent in one claw.
item 138.

Micrastur simitorquatus. Collared Forest-Falcon.

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"Longtail Hawk . . . Mazatlan, Nov. 1864.
item 139.

Caracara cheriway. Caracara.

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Individual standing on one foot on a cactus.
item 140.

Accipiter cooperii. Cooper's Hawk.

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"Mazatlan, Jan. 8, 1869" --Single bird on a limb.
item 141.

Accipiter cooperii. Cooper's Hawk.

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The bird is shown on the the ground among grass and herbs with a captured quail.
item 142.

Buteo nitidus. Gray Hawk.

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"Shot Rio Mazatlan at Barone, Mazatlan Sept. 1865" --One individual on a dead branch.
item 143.

Herpetotheres cachinnans. Laughing Falcon.

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"Guaco Hawk" --Two birds are on a leafy branch; one holds a lizard.
item 144.

Hypomorphnus urubitinga. Great Black Hawk.

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One individual is on a dead branch.
item 145.

Oxyura dominica. Masked Duck.

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Two birds are shown--one standing on a rock and the other swimming--in a river setting, with a flowering grass beside them and a native Mexican village in the background.
item 146.

Dendrocygna autumnalis. Black-bellied Tree-duck.

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"Pichichine . . . Mazatlan, Dec. 8, 1868" --Two birds feeding on native corn.
item 147.

Dendrocygna bicolor. Fulvous Tree-Duck.

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"Long Legged Blue Bill Duck" --Two birds on a mossy log at water's edge with grass and a blue-flowered waterlily beside them; a little frog sits on the lily pad.
item 148.

Attila spadiceus. Bright-rumped Attila.

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Two birds are perched on twigs; the painting is unfinished except for the birds.
item 149.

Tyrannus melancholicus. Tropical Kingbird.

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"Mexican Tyrant Flycatcher . . . Mazatlan, Dec. 1868" --Two birds are shown, one is perched on a branch and the other is in flight chasing an insect.
item 150.

Myiozetetes similis. Vermilion-crowned Flycatcher.

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One bird sitting on a branch.
item 151.

Passerina versicolor. Varied Bunting.

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A pair of birds are shown on separate twigs; background is unfinished.
item 152.

Myiarchus cinerascens. Ash-throated Flycatcher.

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Two birds shown on branches against an unfinished background.
item 153.

Glaucidium brasilianum. Ferruginus Pygmy-owl.

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"Least Owl. Picar metate in Mex. Lang . . . Mazatlan Sep. 11, 1868" A single bird sits on a mossy branch.
item 154.

Accipiter sp.

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A single bird is on a branch; background is unfinished.
item 155.

Oreortyx picta. Mountain Quail.

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A pair with six young is shown against California mountains--probably in upper Napa Valley near Calistoga.