from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having chestnut color on the wings.


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  • Probably they are -- at least to a greater or less degree -- except one, the bay-winged cowbird of South America, which

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  • Instead of inflicting its eggs on its more distant avian relatives, it watches its chance and slyly drops them into the domicile of its bay-winged cousins, and actually makes them hatch and rear its offspring!

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  • Argentine country -- the screaming cowbird (_Molothrus rufoaxillaris_) and the bay-winged cowbird (_Molothrus badius_).

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  • The bird who is called indiscriminately the grass finch, the bay-winged bunting, the bay-winged sparrow, the vesper sparrow, and I know not what else (the ornithologists have nicknamed him _Pooecetes gramineus_), is

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  • I saw no bay-winged buntings until the 22d, although it is likely enough they had been here for some days before that.

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  • Indeed, the same may be said of bird-songs generally, -- those of the song sparrow, the bay-winged bunting, and the wood thrush being familiar examples.

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