719b. Thryothorus bewickii bairdi (Salv.& Godm.).--BAIRD'S WREN.

"Aughey speaks of finding a nest of T. bewickii, which were probably T. bewickii bairdi" (Taylor); "From middle Kansas, colorado and Utah south" (Goss).

721. Troglodytes aedon Vieill.--HOUSE WREN.

West Point, Omaha, Lincoln, etc.—breeds (L. Bruner); "This species is abundant in Nebraska" (Aughey); Beatrice, De Witt-breeding (A. S. Pearse); Omaha—breeds (L. Skow); Gage county—breeds (F. A. Colby); "an abundant summer resident, arrives April 10 to 25, breeds May 25 to July 30, departs Sept. 1 to 15" (I. S. Trostler).

721b. Troglodytes aedon aztecus (Baird).--WESTERN HOUSE WREN.

West Point, Dawes county (L. Bruner); "common in Nebraska" (Bull. No. 2, Div. Ornith.); "abundant in Nebraska" (Aughey); "summer resident, common" (Taylor); "east to Illinois" (Goss 1 ); Peru, common—probably breeds (G. A. Coleman).

722. Troglodytes hiemalis Vieill.--WINTER WREN.

West Point, Blair, Omaha (L. Bruner); Lincoln (Aughey); "Winter resident, rare" (Taylor); "Eastern North America, west to the Rocky mountains" (Goss); Child’s Point, Omaha (L. Skow); Peru, rare winter visitor (G. A. Coleman); Omaha, "a somewhat rare winter resident, arrives Oct. 1 and departs in early spring (I. S. Trostler).

Brown Creeper

724. Cistothorus stellaris (Licht.). — SHORT-BILLED MARSH WREN.

West Point, Omaha (L. Bruner); Dixon county, Nebraska—breeding (Aughey); "Summer resident, rare, probably arrives in May" (Taylor); "west to the Great Plains" (Goss); Omaha (L. Skow); "a rare summer resident, one pair observed June 2, 1894, at Cut-off lake near Omaha" (I. S. Trostler).

725. Cistothorus palustris (Wils.). — LONG-BILLED MARSH WREN.

Lyons, Omaha, Tekamah, West Point (L. Bruner); "Only occasionally met with in the marshes along the Missouri" (Aughey); "Summer resident, rare, arrives in May" (Taylor); "west to the Rocky mountains" (Goss); Omaha— breeds (L. Skow); Cherry county—breeds (J. M. Bates); "a common summer resident, arrives April 10 to 20, breeds June 20 to July 15. latest seen August 10" (I. S. Trostler); Lincoln, May 23 (D. A. Haggard).


726. Certhia familiaris americana (Bonap.).—BROWN CREEPER.

West Point, Oakdale, Ponca, Rockport, Omaha, Lincoln, Rulo, etc. (L. Bruner); "Found a nest of this bird in a knot-hole, near Dakota City" (Aughey); "temperate North America, west to the Great Plains" (Goss); Omaha (L. Skow); a somewhat rare resident—breeds (I. S. Trostler); Lincoln, March 23 (D. A. Haggard).

726b. Certhia familiaris montana Ridgw.—ROCKY MOUNTAIN CREEPER.

Sioux county, Feb. 19, 1896 (L. Bruner, W. D. Hunter).


The members of this family of hardy little birds feed for the most part on insects. But we lack very definite figures regarding the kinds and numbers of insects that each destroys. We can be sure, however, that any favors shown them will not be thrown away.

727. Sitta carolinensis Lath.—WHITE-BELL1ED NUTHATCH.

West Point, Omaha, Lincoln (L. Bruner); "Recorded by the Normal Science Society as ‘resident, common’ "(Taylor); "resident west to the Rocky mountains" (Goss); Beatrice (A. S. Pearse); Omaba—breeds (L. Skow); Gage county (F. A. Colby); "quite common resident—breeds in June" (I. S. Trostler); Lincoln, March 23 (D. A. Haggard).

727a. Sitta carolinensis aculeata (Cass.).-- SLENDER-BILLED NUT-HATCH.

Blair, Tekamah, Ponca (L. Bruner); "Frequently met with in the timbered tracts of eastern Nebraska" (Aughey); Sioux county, Dec. 12, 1895 (L. Bruner); "A rare resident in vicinity of Omaha.—breeds" (I.S. Trostler); Sioux county, Feb. 19 to 26, fairly common (W. D. Hunter, L. Skow).

728. Sitta canadensis Linn.--RED-BELLIED NUTHATCH.

Lincoln (L. Bruner, B. Shimek, D. A. Haggard); Omaha (F. J. Brezee); "Occasionally in northeastern Nebraska" (Aughey); "Somewhat rare, has been seen in June and September" (Taylor); "The whole of wooded temperate North America" (Goss); Sioux county, Feb. 25, 26, 1896 (L. Skow).

1See Goss, Birds of Kansas, p. 612.
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