Book of North American Birdsby Reader's Digest Editors
This attractive and informative book of 600 species includes a "special collection" of more than 100 species that are rare. Each portrait includes fullcolor original artwork; details on identification, habitat, nesting, and food; and a colorcoded range map.
- Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
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- 6.43(w) x 10.82(h) x 1.39(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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This book lists a vast number of birds - Birds of Prey, Woodland Birds, Duck-Like Birds, Gull-Like Birds, Country Birds, Wading Birds, Land Birds, and Shore Birds. Each bird get's between 3 to 5 paragraphs worth of information and picture of each is included. Also gives a guide to birds habitats and wild life sanctuaries throughout the U.S.
Actually, this is a very handsome book. Unfortunately it neither fully qualifies as a field guide or a bird reference. The essays about the species are well written and I did learn some new facts. However, the editors should have updated it when they republished it in 2005. The California condor entry is out of date and I am sure a few more entries could have been revised. The illustration are very well done and the species info and maps are adequate. If you have a birding beginner in your family, this might make a nice gift. Just understand is a bit of a hybrid.