Birds of North America

Birds of North America

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
More than one thousand full-color annotated illustrations, accompanied by identification tips, detailed descriptions, and range maps, highlight a comprehensive handbook that features more than nine hundred species of birds in the United States and Canada in a page-by-page format providing an introductory overview of North American birds.

Book News
This reference provides a guide to identifying each of about 930 species of birds known to breed in the U.S. or Canada, as well as regular visitors and vagrants to the continent. It also contains information on feeding and behavior, breeding, and nesting habits. Species profiles contain a precise description and annotated color photographs to highlight the key field marks of the adult male, as well as photographs or artworks of other plumages if they differ significantly; an explanation of the typical flight pattern; information on typical vocalizations, feeding behavior, breeding, nesting, population, and conservation concerns; and a range map showing each bird's occurrence in North America during summer, winter, and on migration. Alsop is an ornithologist and a professor of biological sciences at East Tennessee State U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

DK Publishing
Published in association with America's preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution. This comprehensive reference to the birds of North America includes full-page profiles of more than 930 species -- all the birds known to breed in the United States or Canada, as well as regular visitors and vagrants to the continent. Smithsonian Birds of North America provides essential identification tips for each species together with fascinating information on feeding and behavior, breeding, and nesting habits. Identification. Full-page species profiles combine a precise description and annotated photographs to highlight the key field marks of the adult male. Other plumages are portrayed with photographs or artworks if they differ significantly. Species similar to the one profiled are shown with a brief summary of the key differences. An explanation of the typical flight pattern of each species includes both schematic artworks and a verbal description. Life histories. Knowledge of behavior can be critical to differentiate between similar species, and an understanding of life histories enhances the total birding experience. Each profile includes a description of the typical vocalizations, feeding behavior, breeding, nesting, population, and conservation concerns. A range map shows each bird's occurrence in North America during summer, winder, and on migration.

Publisher: New York : DK, 2001
Edition: 1st American ed
Description: 1008 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9780789480019
0789480018
Branch Call Number: 598.097 Als

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