Sparrows of the United States and Canada: A Photographic Guide

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"In this companion volume to their previous, widely acclaimed Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada, Jim Rising and David Beadle take sparrow identification one step further. They have gathered a stunning selection of over 350 photographs as a basis for the identification of all 64 taxa of emberizine sparrow found in the region. Never before has such a comprehensive collection of sparrow photos been presented together in a single guide." "The supporting text gives detailed information on
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2002 Paperback New This companion volume to the previous, widely acclaimed Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada takes ... sparrow identification one step further. The authors have gathered a stunning selection of over 350 photographs as a basis for the identification of all 64 taxa of emberizine sparrows found in the region. Never before has such a comprehensive collection of sparrow photos been presented together in a single guide. The supporting text gives detailed information on the identification of species, sexes, ages, races, and forms of all the sparrows, towhees, juncos, buntings and longspurs, grassquits and seedeaters, as well as information on their distribution, habits, habitats, molt, and voice. Particular attention is paid to the geographic variation found in many species and to comparisons with similar and confusing species. The conservation status of those that are threatened is also given due attention. The photographs include contri Read more Show Less

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"In this companion volume to their previous, widely acclaimed Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada, Jim Rising and David Beadle take sparrow identification one step further. They have gathered a stunning selection of over 350 photographs as a basis for the identification of all 64 taxa of emberizine sparrow found in the region. Never before has such a comprehensive collection of sparrow photos been presented together in a single guide." "The supporting text gives detailed information on the identification of species, sexes, ages, races and forms of all the sparrows, towhees, juncos, buntings and longspurs, grassquits and seedeater, as well as information on their distribution, habits, habitats, moult and voice. Particular attention is paid to the geographic variation found in many species and to comparisons with similar and confusing species. The conservation status of those that are threatened is also given due attention." The photographs include contributions from many of Americas finest bird photographers and many were taken especially for this book. All fine portraits in themselves, they have been chosen specifically to illustrate the identification pointers described in the text. Each is captioned with full details of the photographer and the place and time at which the photograph was taken.
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Samuel H. Sage
The book is small enough to be taken in the field and should help greatly with some of these mysteries of identification.
Wildlife Archivist
...a book that can be carried into the field with ease. This book should turn those 'little brown jobs' into interesting individuals, and is highly recommended for birders who are trying to sort out the members of this challenging family.
From The Critics
The authors of (1996) further pursue this region's 64 taxa of sparrows in this comprehensive collection of some 350 color photos; line drawings; and referenced entries specifying bird measurements, habitat, behavior, voice, similar species, geographic variation, distribution (with map), conservation status, molt, and hybrids. Rising is a zoologist at the U. of Toronto; Beadle is an independent birder and illustrator. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780125889759
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/2001
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2003

    Great Ornithological Book

    An excellent guide. I've mastered warblers but am still struggling with sparrows, so this guide is perfect. I love it.

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