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By Barry Clarke

"Eyewitness publications" are a chain of illustrated info books which combine pictures with explanatory illustrations, maps, charts and textual content. This publication seems to be at amphibians, their evolution, time-chart, fossils, glossy households, defence, nutrition and metamorphosis.

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IVORY GULL. Pagophila alba. Range. Arctic regions; south in winter to the northern border of the United States. The little Snow Gull, as it is often called, is eighteen inches in length. In the breeding season the plumage is entirely white; the bill is tipped with yellow and there is a red ring around the eye. These Gulls nest in large colonies in the Arctic Regions, placing their nests on the cliffs. The nest is made of grass, moss and rubbish, and the three eggs are laid The eggs are olive color and the during June.

80. RING-BILLED GULL. Larus delawarenis. Whole of North America, breeding from the United States northward and wintering south to the Gulf States. 51. Range. A small Gull, eighteen inches in length, with a light gray mantle, black primaries with white tips, and always to be distinguished in the breeding season by the black band around the middle of the greenish yellow bill. They nest in enormous colonies on islands in the interior of the country and in smaller colonies on the coasts. Thousands of them breed on the lakes of the Dakotas and northward.

Cepphus columba. Range. The Pacific Coast of North Amer- 29. breeding from southern California northward. This bird is very similar to the Black Murre Guillemot except that the under surfaces of the wings are dark. They breed abundantly on some of the islands of Bering Sea and a few of them nest on the Farallones. They lay their two eggs on the bare rock in dark crevices. The color is grayish or pale greenish blue ica, and the markings are brown and black with paler shell markings of lilac. 60.

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