Black Capped Chickadee – Birds for Kids

Bitterly cold and dreary though the day may be, that "little scrap of valour," the chickadee, keeps his spirits high until ours cannot but be cheered by the oft-repeated, clear, tinkling silvery notes that spell his name.

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BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Golden Oriole) – Birds for Kids
BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Golden Oriole) – Birds for Kids

BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Golden Oriole) – Birds for Kids

BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Golden Oriole). A flash of flame among the tender young spring foliage; a rich, high, whistled song from the blossoming cherry trees, and every child knows that the sociable Baltimore oriole has just returned from Central America.

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RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – Birds for Kids

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER - Birds for Kids. A pair of red-headed woodpeckers I know, who made their home in an old tree next to the station yard at Atlanta, where locomotives clanged, puffed, whistled and shrieked all day long, evidently enjoyed the noise, for the male liked nothing better than to add to it by tapping on one of the glass non-conductors around which a telegraph wire ran.

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WARBLING VIREO – Birds for Kids
WARBLING VIREO – Birds for Kids

WARBLING VIREO – Birds for Kids

High up in the top of elms and maples that line village streets where the red-eyed vireo loves to hunt, even among the trees of so busy a thoroughfare as Boston Common,

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FOX SPARROW – Birds for Kids

Do you imagine because he is called the fox sparrow that this bird has four legs, or that he wears a brush instead of feathers for a tail, or that he makes sly visits to the chicken yard after dark?

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AMERICAN CROW – Birds for Kids
AMERICAN CROW – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN CROW – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN CROW. Two close relatives there are which, like the poor, are always with us—the crow and the blue jay. Both are mischievous rascals, extraordinarily clever, with the most highly developed brains that any of our birds possess.

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YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, Rain Crow – Birds for Kids
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, Rain Crow – Birds for Kids

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, Rain Crow – Birds for Kids

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, Rain Crow - Do you own a cuckoo clock with a little bird inside that flies out of a door every hour and tells you the time? Except when it is time to go to school or to bed you are doubtless amused to hear him hiccough cuckoo, cuckoo, the mechanical notes that tell his name.

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BLUE JAY BIRD – Birds for Kids
BLUE JAY BIRD – Birds for Kids

BLUE JAY BIRD – Birds for Kids

BLUE JAY BIRD. This vivacious, dashing fellow, harsh-voiced and noisy, cannot be overlooked; for when a brightly coloured bird, about a foot long, roves about your neighbourhood with a troop of screaming relatives, everybody knows it.

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