Cory's Shore Birds of North America How to Know the Shore Birds (Limicolæ) of North America (South of Greenland and Alaska All the Species Being Grouped According to Size and Color Charles B. Cory [review-book]

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1897 The AUK: A Quarterly Journal of Ornithology  
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