Great Nebraska

Naturalists and Scientists

NOU, Lawrence Bruner, Letter, 1903, Feb. 17 (2)

Feb. 17, 1903.

Professor C. Hart Merriam,
Division of Biological Survey,
U. S. Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D. C.

My dear Sir:-
I have been asked to prepare a special report on the Relationship of some of our Birds to Horticulture for the forthcoming volume of the State Horticultural Society, and in doing this would like to illustrate so far as possible the number of species. I would therefore like to obtain electrotypes of the following named birds, which have appeared in various publications of your division.

– x Cuckoo–Yellow -bill.
Bluebird +
– x Chicadee
– x Brown Thrasher +
House Wren +
– x Meadowlark
Redwing Blackbird +
– x Baltimore Oriole
Blue Jay
– x Kingbird
– x Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
x Toll Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
– x Dickcissel
– x Rosebrested Grosbeak
– x Barn Swallow
x Mourning Dove
– x Mockingbird
Shrike–Great Northern +
+ Virginia rail
March Hawk +
– x Swainson’s
– x Short-eared Owl
– x Red-head Woodpecker
– x Crow Blackbird +
– x White-bellied Nuthatch

In writing or preparing this report I would like to quote quite extensively from a number of papers originating in your department, and shall gladly give full credit for anything so used.