Birds of Florida

Birds of Florida

by Todd Telander

Paperback(2nd Edition)

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Each Falcon Field Guide to birds introduces the most common and sought-after species in a state. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed illustrations, these informative guides make it easy to identify birds in a backyard, favorite parks, and wildlife areas. Each bird is accompanied by a detailed listing of its prominent attributes and a color illustration showing its important features. Birds are organized in taxonomic order, keeping families of birds together for easy identification. This is the essential source for the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493051885
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Series: Falcon Field Guide Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 438,390
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Todd Telander is a freelance natural science illustrator and wildlife artist. He studied biology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he became interested in illustration. His work appears in Falcon's America's 100 Most Wanted Birds, Birder's Dictionary, A Field Guide to Cows, and A Field Guide to Pigs as well as in museums, galleries, and private collections. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his wife, Kirsten, and two sons, Miles and Oliver.

Table of Contents

Introduction vi

Notes about the Species Accounts vii

Bird Topography and Terms ix


Geese, Ducks (Family Anatidae) 1

Quail (Family Odontophoridae) 9

Pheasants, Grouse, Turkeys (Family Phasianidae) 10

Grebes (Family Podicipedidae) 10

Flamingos (Family Phoenicopteridae) 11

Pigeons, Doves (Family Columbidae) 11

Cukoos (Family Cuculidae) 14

Nightjars, Nighthawks (Family Caprimulgidae) 15

Swifts (Family Apodldae) 16

Hummingbirds (Family Trochilidae) 17

Limpkin (Family Aramidae) 17

Rails, Coots (Family Rallidae) 18

Cranes (Family Gruidae) 21

Avocets, Stilts (Family Recurvirostridae) 21

Oystercatchers (Family Haematopodidae) 22

Plovers (Family Charadriidae) 23

Sandpipers (Family Scolopacidae) 25

Gulls, Terns (Family Laridae) 31

Tropicbirds (Family Phaethontidae) 36

Loons (Family Gaviidae) 36

Storks (Family Ciconiidae) 37

Frigatebirds (Family Fregatidae) 37

Gannets (Family Sulidae) 38

Cormorants (Family Phalacrocoracidae) 38

Anhinga (Family Anhingadae) 39

Pelicans (Family Pelecanidae) 39

Herons, Egrets (Family Ardeidae) 40

Ibises, Spoonbills (Family Threskiornithidae) 47

New World Vultures (Family Cathartidae) 48

Osprey (Family Pandionidae) 49

Raptors (Family Accipitridae) 50

Barn Owl (Family Tytonidae) 55

Typical Owls (Family Strigidae) 55

Kingfishers (Family Alcedinidae) 57

Woodpeckers (Family Picidae) 58

Falcons (Family Falconidae) 62

Parrots (Family Psittacidae) 63


Tyrant Flycatchers (Family Tyrannidae) 65

Shrikes (Family Laniidae) 67

Vireos (Family Vireonidae) 68

Jays, Crows (Family Corvidae) 70

Swallows (Family Hirundinidae) 72

Chickadees, Titmice (Family Paridae) 75

Nuthatches (Family Sittidae) 76

Wrens (Family Troglodytidae) 76

Gnatcatchers (Family Polioptilidae) 78

Bulbuis (Family Pycnonotidae) 78

Kinglets (Family Regulidae) 79

Thrushes (Family Turdidae) 79

Mockingbirds, Catbirds, Thrashers (Family Mimidae) 81

Starlings (Family Sturnidae) 82

Waxwings (Family Bombycillidae) 83

Old World Sparrows (Family Passeridae) 84

Finches (Family Fringillidae) 85

Sparrows (Family Passerelidae) 86

Blackbirds, Grackles, Orioles (Family Icteridae) 89

Wood-Warblers (Family Parulidae) 95

Cardinals, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Buntings (Family Cardinalidae) 101

Index 105

About the Author/Illustrator 109

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