A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America

Author: Sheri Williamson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618024964

Category: Nature

Page: 263

View: 8456

A comprehensive guide to North America's thirty-one species of hummingbirds explains how to identify the various species and provides detailed notes on plumages, behaviors, habitats, migration, and breeding and wintering distributions, as well as tips on attracting and feeding these birds. Simultaneous.
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A Field Guide to Hawks of North America

Author: William S. Clark,Brian K. Wheeler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395670675

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 7727

Identifies all species of North American hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, kites, and ospreys, describing their characteristics and markings.
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A Field Guide to Mushrooms

North America

Author: Kent H. McKnight,Roger Tory Peterson,Vera B. McKnight

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910900

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 8754

More than 1,000 species of mushrooms described in detail. Over 700 paintings and drawings reveal subtle field marks that cannot be captured into photographs.
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Hummingbirds of North America

The Photographic Guide

Author: Steve N. G. Howell

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hummingbirds

Page: 219

View: 957

This book is the first ever, comprehensive photographic guide to the identification of all 24 species of hummingbirds to be seen as breeders or vagrants in North America.. For all their startling colours, the speed of hummingbird flight and the often drab coloration of females and immatures make this group especially difficult to deal with in the field. The simple field marks are often poorly lit, hard to spot, or simply not shown by any particular individual under observation. But accurate identification of these popular and beautiful birds brings both real satisfaction and a welcome challenge to most birders. Steve Howell, a well-known and respected bird tour leader and author, has made a particular study of the finer points of hummingbird recognition and has specially chosen over 200 stunning photographs to complement the information given in his text. Some species feature as many as 14 photographs. A detailed introduction covers the basics of hummingbird anatomy and plumage variation, allowing the observer to effectively focus on points that are of value in the field. New field marks are provided and old myths dispelled in this ground breaking and essential new guide. Key Features * Contains up to 14 full-color photos for each species, with detailed photo captions * Detailed introduction covers fundatmentals of hummingbird identification, including discussions of anatomy, plumage variation, and molt * Comprehensive species accounts describe all plumages, compare similar species in depth, and discuss voice, displays, behavior, geographic range, and seasonal distribution * Emphasizes difficult to identify plumages, such as females and immatures * Features 200 stunning photos picked specifically to show identification criteria
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A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Edward L. Chalif

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395975145

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 5131

Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species
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Hummingbirds of North America

Attracting, Feeding, and Photographing

Author: Dan True

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826315724

Category: Nature

Page: 221

View: 6590

Provides detailed information on each of the sixteen species, includes maps showing where the species can be spotted, and discusses how to photograph hummingbirds in flight
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Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Author: Bill Thompson,Connie M. Toops

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780618904457

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 5444

Peterson Field Guides and Bird Watchers Digest team up to provide expert advice on attracting, feeding and identifying hummingbirds and butterflies, in a book that includes range guides and full-color photos for the most common species. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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The Hummingbirds of North America

Author: Paul A. Johnsgard

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713639193

Category: Hummingbirds

Page: 278

View: 3795

Hummingbirds are found only in the New World and encompass a variety of specializations. This volume covers the identification, distribution and biology of the hummingbirds of North America. It includes 25 Mexican species.
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A field guide to advanced birding

birding challenges and how to approach them

Author: Kenn Kaufman,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation,Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 299

View: 4076

Explains how to identify the most difficult species of birds
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Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds

Author: Steve N.G. Howell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054748769X

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 1940

To most observers, molt seems an overwhelming subject. But birders use many aspects of molt more than they realize—to distinguish juvenile birds from adults, to pick out an individual hummingbird from among dozens visiting a feeder, and much more. And for those whose interest goes beyond simply identifying birds, questions such as What triggers molt to start? How fast do feathers grow? and How long do they last? offer a fascinating window into the lives of birds. Put plainly, molt relates in some way to everything a bird does, including where it lives, what it eats, and how far it migrates. Here, for the first time, molt is presented for the nonscientist. Molt is very orderly and built on only four underlying strategies: simple basic, complex basic, simple alternate, and complex alternate. This book clearly lays out these strategies, relates them to aspects of life history, such as habitat and migration, and makes this important subject accessible.
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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547152462

Category: Nature

Page: 445

View: 7558

Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the eastern and central areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.
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Birds of North America

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: Chandler S. Robbins,Bertel Bruun,Herbert Spencer Zim

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781582380919

Category: Nature

Page: 359

View: 6036

Contains maps, color illustrations, and statistics on 700 species of birds.
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The Hummingbird Book

The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying,and Enjoying Hummingbirds

Author: Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031604847X

Category: Nature

Page: 89

View: 6080

Attract amazing hummingbirds to your backyard! With this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide, you'll find it easy to attract these tiny jewel-like birds to your own yard. The Stokes Hummingbird Book provides all the information you need to bring hummingbirds up close, identify them, and understand their fascinating and varied behavior. The book includes: * Range maps and full-color photographs to help you identify and locate hummingbirds * Information on how to select the proper feeders, what to use in them, when to put them up, and when to take them down * Advice on what flowers to plant to attract hummingbirds in your part of the country * Amazing facts about hummingbirds, such as how fast they fly and how much they weigh * Guidelines for photographing hummingbirds * Complete information on hummingbird behavior, including flight displays, breeding habits, and feeding * A special section on attracting orioles, with photographs and behavior guides for each of the eight species found in North America * A resource list for hummingbird supplies.
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Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618574230

Category: Nature

Page: 391

View: 1989

Collects photographs, range maps, and descriptive entries identifying the markings, habits, habitat, and voice of each species.
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Attracting and Feeding Hummingbirds

Author: Sheri Williamson

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793835805

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 9744

Explains behavior, describes species in the United States and Canada, and offers suggestions on attractive and functional feeders, plants, and flowers.
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Stokes Beginner's Guide to Hummingbirds

Author: Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316816953

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 4804

A pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide tohummingbirds, containing dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting hummingbirds, information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.
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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America

Author: Jesse Fagan,Oliver Komar

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544867106

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 6708

A field guide to the birds of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, abundantly illustrated and with comprehensive coverage of both endemic and migrant birds Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region—the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide is designed for birders to carry in the field, and it is a must-have for any birder who visits the area.
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North American Hummingbirds

An Identification Guide

Author: George C. West

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826345611

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 1530

Designed to help birders and banders identify, age, and sex all seventeen species of hummingbirds found in North America, this is the only identification guide devoted entirely to hummingbirds that includes up-close, easy-to-use illustrations. It also provides information on the eight species that have been reported but rarely seen in North America. On first viewing hummingbirds are often a blur of fast-moving color. However, when they perch and hover they can be observed, and the size, shape, and color; the proportions of the body, bill, throat, and tail; the wing feather pattern; and the birds’ behavior are crucial to accurate identification. The author’s concise descriptions and illustrations pinpoint all these features in clear, jargon-free language. Anyone who loves hummingbirds will welcome the information he provides.
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A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies

Author: James Bond,Roger Tory Peterson,Don R. Eckelberry,Arthur B. Singer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618002108

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Descriptions of more than 400 species of birds found in the islands of the West Indies include local names of birds, notes on migrants and winter residents -- as well as birds that breed there -- and voice, habitat, and range information. More than 340 illustrations aid in identification.
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Hummingbirds

A Guide to Every Species

Author: Michael Fogden,Marianne Taylor,Sheri L. Williamson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062306405

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 2455

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size. This is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird. Every bird is shown life-size in glorious full-color photographs. Every species profile includes a flight map and key statistics, as well as information about behavior, plumage, and habitat. This authoritative guide has been annotated by the world's leading experts on hummingbirds and features a foreword by renowned birding author Pete Dunne.
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