The Elements of Ornithology

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The Elements of Ornithology is one of seven in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. This succinct little textbook from 1845 presents an introduction to ornithology. The information, albeit not current, is still interesting and of use as a general overview of bird biology and classification. The author was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. (Summary by A. Gramour) (5 hr 6 min)


Preface 4:09 Read by April Gonzales
Lesson One. Overview of Birds. 31:29 Read by Robert J. Eckrich
Lesson Two. Eggs. 14:19 Read by Garth Burton
Lesson Three. Birds of Prey. 30:30 Read by ToddHW
Lesson Four. Orioles, Swallows, Crows, etc.. 51:12 Read by Garth Burton
Lesson Five. Humming Birds, Parrots, etc... 20:11 Read by Robert J. Eckrich
Lesson Six. Peacocks, Pigeons, etc.. 24:38 Read by rookieblue
Lesson Seven. Ostrich, Cranes, Flamingos, etc.. 36:05 Read by Kajo
Lesson Eight. Penguins, Gulls,Ducks, etc.., 27:15 Read by Mich_elle
Glossary A-E 22:21 Read by Mich_elle
Glossary F-O 23:10 Read by Mich_elle
Glossary P-Z 21:28 Read by Kajo