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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 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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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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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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A typical field guide in which a trade publisher would have made all the plates in color. Those interested in the birds of the region are much dependent upon Raffaele's solid work. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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The third edition of this field guide to 477 bird species found on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago integrates the author's notes made since 1973 and contains 40 new color plates and 35 additional species accounts, covering not only resident species, but also migratory species that visit Trinidad and Tobago. An introduction gives a history of ornithology in Trinidad and Tobago and an overview of the environment, information on the ecology and distribution of species, and notes on breeding and conservation. Each family description summarizes common characteristics, and each for each species, there are notes on habitat and status, range and subspecies, measurements, voice, food, nesting, and behavior. In addition to color illustrations, the book also contains b&w photos of locations and maps. The author was an ornithologist. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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