National Geographic : 1954 May
+ Dinner Arrives for Mother Redstart Brooding in Her Elm-sprout Home Orange wing and tail patches on satiny black and an incessant fidgeting make the diminutive cock Red start a butterfly among birds. Cubans call him cande lita, "little torch." A faithful provider, he does not choose to sit on his mate's nest near Ithaca. © Kodachromes by Arthur A. Allen 4 Mourning Doves, Unlike Most Birds, Can Swallow While Bills Are Down A melancholy call, pointed tail, and arrowlike whis tling flight characterize both this Western Mourning Dove and its eastern counterpart. Both are often mistaken for the extinct passenger pigeon. This beauty sips from a granite bird bath in Arizona.