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Smithsonian field guide to the birds of North America / Ted Floyd ; edited by Paul Hess and George Scott ; designed by Charles Nix ; maps by Paul Lehman ; photographs by Brian E. Small ... [et al.].

Floyd, Ted, 1968- (Author).
Book Book (c2008.)
Description: vii, 512 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Publisher: New York, NY : Collins, c2008.
4 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction QL 681 .F56 2008 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 598.097 FLOYD 2008 (Text to Phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks QL681 .F56 2008 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780061120404
  • ISBN: 0061120405
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 483) and indexes.
Contents: Introduction -- Identifying Birds -- Coverage -- Group Accounts -- Species Accounts -- Names -- Measurements -- Natural Variation -- Habits and Ecology -- Vocalizations -- Range Maps -- Photographs and Caption Text -- Natural History of Birds -- Where to Look for Birds -- Forests and Woodlands -- Prairies and Meadows -- Deserts and Shrublands -- Alpine and Arctic Tundra -- Wetland and Aquatic Habitats -- Human Habitats -- Bird Behavior -- Food and Foraging -- Bird Vocalizations -- Courtship and Breeding -- Flight and Migration -- Parts of a Bird -- Parts of a Duck -- Parts of a Songbird -- Parts of a Raptor -- Parts of a Gull -- Parts of a Shorebird -- Plumage and molt -- Sex-related plumage differences -- Age-related plumage differences -- Seasonal plumage differences -- Molt strategies -- Other differences in appearance -- How to Identify Birds -- Conservation and Ethics -- Waterfowl -- Whistling-Ducks, Geese & Swans, and Ducks -- Upland Game Birds -- Chachalacas, Grouse & Allies, and New World Quail -- Loons -- Grebes -- Tubenoses -- Albatrosses, Shearwaters & Petrels, and Storm-Petrels -- Pelicans & Allies -- Tropicbirds, Boobies & Gannets, Pelicans, Cormorants, Darters, and Frigatebirds -- Herons, Ibises & Spoonbills, and Storks -- Flamingos -- Escapes from Captivity or Natural Vagrants? -- New World Vultures, Hawks, and Falcons -- Rails, Limpkin, and Cranes -- Plovers -- Oystercatchers, Stilts & Avocets, and Jacanas -- Evolutionary Relationships -- Sandpipers & Phalaropes -- Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers -- Skuas & Jaegers -- Polymorphism -- Auks, Murres, and Puffins -- Pigeons & Doves -- Parrots & Parakeets -- Documenting Exotic Birds -- Cuckoos & Allies -- Owls and Nightjars -- Swifts and Hummingbirds -- Trogons and Kingfishers -- Biogeography -- Woodpeckers -- Tyrant Flycatchers -- Mobbing -- Shrikes -- Population Dynamics -- Vireos -- Patterns of Geographic Variation -- Jays & Crows -- Larks -- Subspecies -- Swallows -- Chickadees, Verdin, Long-tailed Tits, Nuthatches, and Creepers -- Wrens and Dippers -- Bulbuls -- Established Exotics -- Kinglets and Old World Warblers & Gnatcatchers -- Thrushes -- Nocturnal Migration -- Babblers -- Mimic-Thrushes and Starlings & Mynas -- Wagtails & Pipits -- Waxwings and Silky-Flycatchers -- Olive Warbler and Wood-Warblers -- Long-distance Migration -- Tanagers -- Sparrows & Allies -- Buntings & Allies -- Conservation Goals -- Blackbirds & Allies -- Brood Parasitism -- The Diversity Paradox -- Finches -- Weaver-Finches -- Acknowledgments -- Recommended References and Resources -- Photo Credits -- Smithsonian Field Guide to Birds of North America Birdsong DVD -- Glossary of Terms -- American Birding Association Checklist -- Species Index
Subject: Birds > North America.
Authors: Hess, Paul, 1940- (Added Author). Scott, George. (Added Author).
Citation: Floyd, Ted. "Smithsonian field guide to the birds of North America." New York, NY : Collins, 2008.
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