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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 12 pages of information about The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds.

  [Illustration:  The Swallow.]

T t

  The Turkey.

  T is a Turkey,
    A fine dashing beau,
  By his fuming and strutting,
    His pride you may know.

  [Illustration:  The Turkey.]

U u

  The Upupa.

  U’s the Upupa,
    Or Hoopoe.  His crest
  He can raise up or lower,
    As suits him best.

  [Illustration:  The Upupa.]

V v

  The Vulture.

  V is a Vulture,
    Who feeds on the dead,
  When the dark battle-field,
    With corpses is spread.

  [Illustration:  The Vulture.]

W w

  The woodpecker.

  W’s a Woodpecker,
    Who with his long bill,
  Bores holes in a tree,
    And of worms eats his fill.

  [Illustration:  The woodpecker.]

X x

  The XANTHORONUS.

  X is Xanthornus,
    Or Baltimore Bird. 
  Oft in our orchards,
    His music is heard.

  [Illustration:  Xanthornus.]

Y y

  The Yellow bird.

  Y is a Yellow Bird,
    With feathers so bright,
  Who sings all the day,
    And sleeps all the night.

  [Illustration:  The Yellow bird.]

Z z

  The letter Z, or roost.

  Z stands for none
    Of the feathered race. 
  It must serve as a roost,
    Or lose the last place.

  [Illustration:  The letter Z, or roost.]

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