Image from page 67 of "The book of birds; common birds of town and country and American game birds" (1921)
Authors: Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930 National Geographic Society (U.S.) Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927 Kennard, Frederic Hedge, 1865- Cooke, Wells Woodbridge, 1858-1916 Shiras, George, 1859-1942
Subjects: Birds -- United States
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Pliotograpli liy Dr. C. William I.itUf TiiK !).\^■I)^■ .\M()Nf. luuns The Mexican mot-mot is perhaps the nnly bird that mutilates its tail-feathers for pur-poses of decoration after they are full-grown. .\ portion of tlie shafts is denuded by thebird, leaving tiie web at tlie tips to form a conspicuous racket. 53
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