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Author Brinkley, Edward S.

Title Field guide to birds of North America / written by Edward S. Brinkley ; foreword by Craig Tufts ; photographs supplied by VIREO, the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Publication Info. New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  598.0097 BRINKLEY    Check Shelf
Description 527 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 508-509) and indexes.
Note At head of title: National Wildlife Federation.
Contents Introduction -- Scope and arrangement of this guide -- Classification -- Parts of a bird -- Plumage and molt -- Immature plumages -- Adult plumages -- Plumage variation -- How to identify birds -- Birds in action -- Identifying birds by ear -- Limits of field identification -- Vagrancy in birds -- Natural history of birds -- Habitats -- Foraging -- Breeding -- Flight -- Migration -- Conservation -- Getting involved in bird conservation -- About the guide -- How to bird -- Getting started -- Binoculars and scopes -- Logistics -- Ducks, geese, and swans -- Scaup, eiders, scoters, goldeneyes -- Mergansers, geese, brant, swans -- Loons and grebes -- Auks, murres, puffins, and kin -- Guillemots, murres, razorbill, murrelets, dovekie, auklets, puffins -- Pelicans, cormorants, boobies, and allies -- Pelicans, tropicbirds, gannet, boobies, frigatebird, cormorants, anhinga -- Tubenoses -- Albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, fulmar, storm-petrels -- Gulls, terns, skimmer, and kin -- Jaegers, skuas, gulls, kittiwakes, terns, noddies, skimmer --
Wading birds -- Herons, egrets, cranes, bitterns, night-herons, ibises, limpkin, spoonbill, flamingo, stork -- Rails, gallinules, coots, and kin -- Rails, sora, moorhen, coot, gallinule, swanphen -- Quail, grouse, turkey, and kin -- Quail, partridge, ptarmigan, grouse, pheasant, turkey, chachalaca -- Vultures and diurnal raptors -- Vultures, condor, osprey, harrier, caracara, kites, hawks, eagles, falcons -- Shorebirds -- Plovers, oystercatchers, sandpipers, curlews, godwits, pharlaropes, dowitchers, avocet, stilt, and kin -- Pigeons and doves -- Parrots and parakeets -- Cuckoos, ants, and roadrunner -- Owls, nighthawks, and nightjars -- Owls, nighthawks, poorwill, whip-poor-will, nightjars, pauraque -- Kingfishers and trogons -- Kingfishers, trogon, quetzal -- Woodpeckers -- Woodpeckers, sapsuckers, flickers -- Swifts and swallows -- Swifts, swallows, martin -- Hummingbirds -- Tyrant flycatchers -- Flycatchers, pewee, wood-pewees, beardless-tyrannulet, phoebes, kingbirds, becard -- Shrikes -- Vireos -- Chickadees, titmice, and allies -- Titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, wrentit, creeper, bushtit, verdin --
Wrens and dipper -- Warblers, kinglets, gnatcatchers, and allies -- Kinglets, warblers, gnatcatchers, parulas, redstarts, waterthrushes -- Thrushes, mimids, waxwings, and allies -- Thrushes, bluebirds, mimids, thrashers, waxwings, starling, bulbul, phainopepla -- Jays, crows, and kin -- Jays, nutcracker, magpies, ravens, crows -- Blackbirds, orioles, and kin -- Cowbirds, grackles, blackbirds, bobolink, meadowlarks, orioles -- Tanagers, cardinals, and kin -- Tanagers, grosbeaks, buntings, cardinal, pyrrhuloxia -- Finches -- Redpolls, finches, siskin, rosy-finches, goldfinches, brambling, grosbeaks, crossbills -- Sparrows and allies -- Towhees, sparrows, seedeater, juncos, buntings, longspurs, dickcissel, bananaquit -- Pipits, wagtails, and larks -- Acknowledgments -- Photo credits -- Glossary -- Resources and references -- Vagrant, rare, and extinct birds -- Endangered and threatened birds of North America -- Species checklist -- Species index -- Quick index.
Subject Birds -- North America -- Identification.
Added Author National Wildlife Federation.
Added Title National Wildlife Federation field guide to birds of North America
Birds of North America
ISBN 9781402738746 paperback alkaline paper
1402738749 paperback alkaline paper
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