Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists: Backyard Birds (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Designed with the beginner in mind, this field guide features the art of celebrated naturalist Roger Tory Peterson incorporates the Peterson Identification System--the most effective method for bird identification--and uses a straightforward design. Full-color illustrations and photos.

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, voices, and habitats of a variety of common birds, arranged by their color. Includes the Peterson ...

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Overview

Designed with the beginner in mind, this field guide features the art of celebrated naturalist Roger Tory Peterson incorporates the Peterson Identification System--the most effective method for bird identification--and uses a straightforward design. Full-color illustrations and photos.

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, voices, and habitats of a variety of common birds, arranged by their color. Includes the Peterson System of identifying birds by their unique markings.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Field guides that offer tips on identification. Backyard Birds features types "...you are likely to see where you live"; Birds of Prey, the "...swift and often silent hunters..."; Bizarre Birds, North American birds with a unique characteristic; and Shorebirds that can be found "...near the bodies of fresh water and salt water in North America." Each guidebook includes a rather subjective selection of about 20 creatures. The organization of material is different in each title: the backyard birds are grouped by color, the raptors by size, and the bizarre birds by such characteristics as odd bills. The shorebirds are arranged by where they are likely to be seen-the air, water, ground, or grass. A two-page entry for each creature instructs readers on how to recognize it and provides a solid introduction to individual characteristics. Although the information is clear, there are some omissions. For example, three of the texts stress the importance of knowing the size of the bird as a clue to its identification but neither measurements nor range maps are included. However, bright, full-color photographs and drawings clearly indicate distinguishing features. Useful, accessible additions.-Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613145534
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 959,561
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
How to Watch Birds 4
Red Birds
Robin 8
Cardinal 10
House Finch 12
Blue Birds
Jays 14
Yellow Birds
Goldfinch 16
Meadowlarks 18
Green Birds
Hummingbirds 20
Brown Birds
House Sparrow 22
House Wren 24
Mourning Dove 26
Black Birds
Crow 28
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Brown-headed Cowbird 32
Starling 34
Black and White Birds
Woodpeckers 36
Black-capped Chickadee 38
Nuthatches 40
Towhees 42
Gray Birds
Pigeon 44
Mockingbird 46
Index & Life List 48
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