Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

ISBN-10: 0395740460
ISBN-13: 9780395740460
Edition: 5th 2002
List price: $19.95
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Description: This field guide for bird watchers features over 1800 colour illustrations of birds of eastern and central North America with descriptions of their appearance, voice, habitat, and range on the facing pages. The brief notes on general range are keyed  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/4/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 456
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

This field guide for bird watchers features over 1800 colour illustrations of birds of eastern and central North America with descriptions of their appearance, voice, habitat, and range on the facing pages. The brief notes on general range are keyed by number to three-colour range maps in the rear of the book.

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Introduction
Map of Area Covered by This Book inside front cover
How to Identify Birds
Ducks, Ducklike and Miscellaneous Swimming Birds
Loons: Gaviidae
Grebes: Podicipedidae
Alcids (Auks): Alcidae
Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae
Darters: Anhingidae
Swans, Geese, and Ducks: Anatidae
Swans: Cygninae
Geese: Anserinae
Geese and Swans in Flight
Whistling-Ducks: Dendrocygninae
Dabbling Ducks: Anatinae
Diving Ducks: Aythyinae
Stiff-tailed Ducks: Oxyurinae
Mergansers: Merginae
Ducklike Swimmers (Coots, Gallinules): Rallidae (in part)
Flight Patterns of Ducks
Seabirds, Gulls, etc. (Aerialists)
Shearwaters, etc.: Procellariidae
Rare Pterodroma Petrels
Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae
Pelicans: Pelecanidae
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae
Gannets and Boobies: Sulidae
Tropicbirds: Phaethontidae
Jaegers and Skuas: Stercorariidae
Gulls and Terns: Laridae
Gulls: Larinae
Terns: Sterninae
Skimmers: Rynchopidae
Long-legged Wading Birds
Herons and Bitterns: Ardeidae
Storks: Ciconiidae
Cranes: Gruidae
Limpkins: Aramidae
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae
Flamingoes: Phoenicopteridae
Smaller Wading Birds
Rails: Rallidae
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae
Avocets and Stilts: Recurvirostridae
Plovers: Charadriidae
Plovers and Turnstone in Flight
Sandpipers: Scolopacidae
Phalaropes: Phalaropodidae
Waders in Flight
Fowl-like Birds
Turkeys: Meleagrididae
Grouse, etc.: Tetraonidae
Pheasants: Phasianidae (in part)
Quails and Partridges: Phasianidae (in part)
Birds of Prey
Hawks, Eagles, etc.: Accipitridaep
Kites: Elaninae and Milvinae
Accipiters: Accipitrinae
Harriers: Circinae
Buteos: Buteoninae (in part)
Eagles: Buteoninae (in part)
Ospreys: Pandionidae
American Vultures: Cathartidae
Caracaras and Falcons: Falconidae
Caracaras: Caracarinae
Falcons: Falconinae
Birds of Prey Overhead
Owls: Tytonidae (Barn Owls) and Strigidae (True Owls)
Nonpasserine Land Birds
Parrots and Parakeets: Psittacidae
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae
Cuckoos and Allies: Cuculidae
Goatsuckers (Nightjars): Caprimulgidae
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae
Woodpeckers: Picidae
Swifts: Apodidae (with Swallows, 182) Passerine (Perching) Birds
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae
Larks: Alaudidae
Pipits: Motacillidae
Swallows: Hirundinidae
Crows, Jays, etc.: Corvidae
Titmice and Chickadees: Paridae
Nuthatches: Sittidae
Creepers: Certhiidae
Wrens: Troglodytidae
Gnatcatchers and Kinglets: Sylviidae
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae
Thrushes: Turdidae
Shrikes: Laniidae
Waxwings: Bombycillidae
Vireos: Vireonidae
Wood-Warblers: Parulidae
Blackbirds, Orioles, etc.: Icteridae
Starlings: Sturnidae
Tanagers: Thraupidae
Weaver Finches: Ploceidae
Grosbeaks, Finches, Sparrows, and Buntings: Fringillidae
Life List
Index

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