National Geographic : 1935 Apr
BIRD BEAUTIES OF THE TANAGER AND FINCH FAMILIES © National Geographic Society A GAUDY FELLOW, A MIDGET, A WANDERER, AND A MASQUERADER The painted bunting, upper left, with his perfectly camouflaged greenish mate, hides his beauty in southern swamps and thickets; but many know him as " nonpareil " or " Mexican canary." A tiny finch of eastern Mexico and Texas is Sharpe's seedeater (upper right pair). Flocks of eastern evening grosbeaks, center, ramble in winter over all Northern States. Cheery, grass hopper-loving dickcissels, lower, resembling miniature meadowlarks, forsook the eastern seaboard for interior States some 65 years ago and only rarely do individuals return.