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Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

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ISBN-10: 0679451218

ISBN-13: 9780679451211

Edition: 2003

Authors: David Allen Sibley, David Allen Sibley

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America's premier bird artist has prepared two guides specifically designed for use in the field--and eminently portable. Each has essential information and thousands of illustrations, with at least six views of each species. 4,000+ full-color illustrations. 550 maps.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

David Allen Sibley, son of the well-known ornithologist Fred Sibley, began seriously watching and drawing birds in 1969, at age seven. Since 1980, he has traveled throughout the North American continent studying the natural world, both on his own and as a leader of bird-watching tours. He is the author of several guides to bird identification including The Sibley Guide to Birds, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, Sibley's Birding Basics, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, and The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America.

Preface
Introduction
Classification of Birds
Birding
Equipment
Finding Birds
Learning to Identify Birds
Variation in Appearance
Geographic Variation and Subspecies
Polymorphism
Wear and Fading
Changes in Posture and Head Shape
Light and Atmospheric Conditions
Cosmetic Coloration and Staining
Aberrant Plumages
Bill Deformities
Hybrids
Molt and Plumage
Learning Songs and Calls
Finding Rare Birds
Ethics
Extinct Species
Conservation
Key to the Species Accounts
Names and Measurements
Species Descriptions
Status
Habitat
Behavior
Voice
Illustrations
Range Maps
Bird Topography
Parts of a Passerine
Head Feathers
Body Feathers
Wing Feathers
Parts of a Gull
Parts of a Duck
Parts of a Shorebird
Loons
Grebes
Albatrosses, Petrels, and Shearwaters
Storm-petrels
Pelecaniformes
Boobies
Frigatebird
Pelicans
Tropicbird
Cormorants
Wading Birds
Bitterns
Egrets
Flamingos
Herons
Ibises
Night-Herons
Spoonbill
Stork
Swans and Geese
Domestic Waterfowl
Exotic Waterfowl
Geese
Swans
Dabbling Ducks
Puddle Ducks
Teals
Whistling-Ducks
Wigeons
Diving Ducks
Eiders
Goldeneyes
Mergansers
Scaup
Scoters
Diurnal Raptors
Caracara
Condor
Eagles
Falcons
Hawks
Kites
New World Vultures
Osprey
Upland Game Birds
Chukar
Exotic Game Birds
Grouse
Partridge
Pheasant
Prairie-Chickens
Ptarmigan
Quail
Turkey
Gruiformes
Coot
Cranes
Gallinule
Moorhen
Rails
Sora
Plovers, Oystercatchers, Stilts, and Avocets
Sandpipers
Curlews
Dowitchers
Godwits
Phalaropes
Ruff
Sandpipers
Snipe
Turnstones
Whimbrel
Willet
Yellowlegs
Skuas, Jaegers, and Gulls
Terns and Skimmers
Alcids
Auklets
Dovekie
Guillemots
Murrelets
Murres
Puffins
Razorbill
Pigeons and Doves
Parrots and Their Allies
Cuckoos and Their Allies
Ani
Cuckoos
Roadrunner
Owls
Goatsuckers
Nighthawks
Nightjars
Trogons and Quetzals
Kingfishers
Swifts
Hummingbirds
Woodpeckers
Tyrant Flycatchers
Flycatchers
Kingbirds
Phoebes
Wood-Pewees
Shrikes and Vireos
Jays, Crows, and Their Allies
Crows
Jays
Magpies
Ravens
Scrub-Jays
Larks
Swallows
Chickadees, Nuthatches, and Their Allies
Bushtit
Chickadees
Creeper
Nuthatches
Titmice
Verdin
Wrens
Dipper and Wrentit
Kinglets, Old World Warblers, and Gnatcatchers
Thrushes
Bluebirds
Robins
Thrushes
Mimids
Catbird
Mockingbird
Thrashers
Wagtails and Pipits
Waxwings, Silky-Flycatchers, and Starlings
Wood-Warblers
Chat
Ovenbird
Parula
Redstart
Warblers
Waterthrushes
Yellowthroat
Tanagers, Cardinals, and Their Allies
Cardinaline Buntings
Cardinals
Dickcissel
Grosbeaks
Tanagers
Emberizine Sparrows and Their Allies
Emberizine Buntings
Juncos
Longspurs
Sparrows
Towhees
Icterids
Blackbirds
Bobolink
Cowbirds
Grackles
Meadowlarks
Orioles
Finches and Old World Sparrows
Crossbills
Finches
Goldfinches
Grosbeaks
Old World Sparrow
Redpolls
Siskin
Acknowledgments
Index