Birds

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Provides a short history and illustrations of one hundred common and exotic birds, including the cardinal, goose, bird of paradise, and the flamingo.
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A delightful and irreverent guide for bird watching, this guide is chock-full of color photographs, tips, and fun facts.
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A relocated U.S. birder describes some 50 of Costa Rica's top birding destinations. To facilitate viewing of expected and target species, Lawson presents an overview of tropical birds, maps, site descriptions, driving directions, and sample itineraries. He also provides information on recent name changes, invasive species, and endemic birds, and a master bird checklist by location. Though the guide lacks color illustrations, bird lists include plate references to the standard field guides by Stiles and Skutch and Garrigues and Dean. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Offers advice on watching the four hundred species of birds found in North Carolina's national seashores, national forests, wildlife refuges, state parks, and game lands
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A charm of goldfinches. An ostentation of peacocks. A murder of crows. The English language brims with witty words for flocks of birds! Thought to have originated from hunting manuals, the practice of inventing collective nouns for birds has since evolved into a sport all its own, with new words striving to perfectly capture the essence of each bird. A Conspiracy of Ravens presents readers with a compendium of collective bird nouns from the distant and not-so-distant past. Some of the nouns are portentous, like a tiding of magpies. Others, like a murmuration of starlings or a chattering of choughs, convey sound. Still more reflect with literary flourish the beauty of the bird: what could be more celebratory than a crown of kingfishers or an exaltation of larks? Featuring songbirds, aquatic birds, garden favorites, and birds of prey, this book collects more than one hundred of the best and most imaginative expressions and illustrates them with charming woodcuts by the eighteenth-century artist and naturalist Thomas Bewick. A beautiful and entertaining read, A Conspiracy of Ravens will delight bird-lovers and word-lovers in equal measure.
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Identifies all species of North American hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, kites, and ospreys, describing their characteristics and markings.
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Offers tongue in cheek descriptions of imaginary birds in a parody of field guides
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(Peterson Field Guide Series). A description of all sixty species in detail, from field marks and vocalization to mating habits and preferred habitats. The thirty-two colorpaintings use the unique Peterson Identification System; 141 color photographs show various plumages for each species; 60 large color maps depict species' ranges. Glossary, references, index. 656p. Pap.
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(Peterson Field Guides series). Fifth Edition. This must-have, authoritative birder's reference features over 1,800 detailed color illustrations of birds of eastern and central North America, with descriptions of their appearance, voice, habitat, and range on the facing pages. Brief notes on general range are keyed by numbers to three-color range maps in the back of the book. Includes a mini-tutorial on bird identification in the introduction. Index of Scientific Names, Index of Common Names. 427p.
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This practical field guide contains detailed annotations for easy identification of all of Mexico's regular species. The descriptions include the English, Spanish, and Latin names; a general range statement for each bird, along with its specific occurrences in the region, its typical habitat(s) and abundance; and its physical characteristics, including size and plumage.In addition, Edwards briefly describes the geographical regions of the four countries to help birders quickly narrow possible identifications based on ecological zones. He also lists accidental, casual, and very rare and local species and includes a list of books for further reading.
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New Zealand is commonly described as "the land of birds." Now, there is an easy-to-use guide for all those interested in this country's remarkable bird population. A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand contains over 600 stunning photographs of the more than 350 bird species likely to be seen in this area of the world. Comprehensive and compact, the book includes full descriptions of all native species and regular visitors, distribution maps and measurements, key information on national parks, and useful information on ongoing conservation efforts in the country. Filled with handy tips for nature enthusiasts wanting to make the most of their trip, this is the only bird guide that anyone exploring this region will need.600+ color photographs feature more than 350 bird species with full descriptions Distribution maps and measurements Key information on national parks helps readers find the best spots for bird sightings Useful information on conservation efforts Guidelines on sensible behavior for encountering nature at its best
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Describes the ranges, habitats, nests, and eggs of 285 species
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