Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

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by Chandler S. Robbins, Bertel Bruun, Herbert S. Zim, Arthur Singer
     
 

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Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. It's simple with this classic field guide, a treasured favorite among amateur bird lovers and exacting professionals. Recognized as the authority on bird identification, this

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Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. It's simple with this classic field guide, a treasured favorite among amateur bird lovers and exacting professionals. Recognized as the authority on bird identification, this invaluable resource provides:

-All of North America in one volume
-Over 800 species and 600 range maps
-Arthur Singer's famous illustrations featuring male, female, and juvenile plumage
-Sonograms that picture sound for easy song recognition
-Migration routes, feeding habits, and characteristic flight patterns
-American ornithologists' classifications
-Convenient check boxes to record birds you have identified
-Color tabs for quick references

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Library Journal
★ 09/01/2013
A de facto third edition, in 1966 this was the first comprehensive guide to rival Peterson's revolutionary book and the first to have illustrations, text, and maps on facing pages. As handy and compact as they come.
Children's Literature
This classic field guide is complete and compact enough to fit in any backpack or picnic basket. This edition reflects the revisions in bird classifications, changes in scientific and common names, and includes species that were formerly visitors but are now more commonly seen. Range maps have been updated as well. A thorough introduction shows readers how to use the extensive keys, and the bibliography includes more than two dozen authors and other recent guides and handbooks, as well. The typeface is readable and lighter-appearing than in previous editions; illustrations seem rephotographed and lighter in color. A step up in density from the approachable Golden Guide Birds by Zim and Gabrielson (St. Martins, 2001), this guide should be a standard reference for schools and families who wish to know more about birds. An extensive index and a quick reference index are included. 2001, St. Martin's Press, $15.95. Ages 8 up. Reviewer: Susan Hepler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582380902
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Golden Field Guide from St. Martin's Press Series
Edition description:
Revised and Updated
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
97,006
Product dimensions:
4.58(w) x 6.92(h) x 0.69(d)

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