Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World

Author: Derek Onley,Paul Scofield

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408183765

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Famous for their size and elegance in flight, albatrosses are familiar to anyone who has travelled through the southern oceans, and are a flagship family of conservation concern. However, albatrosses are just one of several groups of 'pelagic' birds - those that visit land only to breed, and spend the rest of their lives far from the coast, soaring from ocean to ocean in a never-ending search for food. Mysterious and graceful, these birds can present a formidable identification challenge to even the most experienced birder. This fixed-format ebook provides the answer - the first comprehensive guide to pelagic birds, the albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, storm-petrels and diving petrels. Optimised for iPad, it features the book in crisp, clear high-resolution. A total of 46 detailed, fully zoomable colour plates highlight key ID criteria of the birds in flight, with close-ups of diagnostic regions of the plumage. The plates are accompanied by accurate distribution maps, while the sparkling text brings the world of these amazing birds to life. Sea-watchers all around the world will find this superb field guide indispensable ? and no birder will want to be without it.
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Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World

Author: Derek Onley,Paul Scofield

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713643323

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 8888

The first comprehensive guide to pelagic birds - those that only visit land to breed, and spend the rest of their lives soaring from ocean to ocean.
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Birds of the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Socotra

Author: Nigel Redman,Terry Stevenson,John Fanshawe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713665416

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 7436

The first field guide to the birds of this varied and fascinating region and a companion to Birds of East Africa by two of the same authors.
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Kunapipi

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Birds of Australia

Author: Ken Simpson,Nicolas Day

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 381

View: 8081

Rev. ed. of: Field guide to the birds of Australia. 5th ed. Ringwood, Victoria, Australia: Penguin Books Australia, 1996.
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Atlantic Seabirds

Quarterly Journal of the Seabird Group and of the Dutch Seabird Group

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sea birds

Page: N.A

View: 2344

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Seabirds of the World

A Photographic Guide

Author: Peter Harrison

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713646269

Category: Sea birds

Page: 317

View: 5354

A reference guide to the seabirds of the world.
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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Massachusetts

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022882

Category: Nature

Page: 460

View: 2823

Identifying a bird is just a tap away with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Massachusetts. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System, are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal. 439 species are in this visual treasure chest. Arrows point to the key field marks that distinguish each species, and range maps tell users where and when to find the birds. Add in descriptions of habitats, vocalizations, similar species, and an easy-to-use index, and a bird watcher is fully prepared to enjoy the natural wonders of Massachusetts.
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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Florida

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022890

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 8246

Identifying a bird is just a tap away with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Florida. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System, are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal. 460 species are in this visual treasure chest. Arrows point to the key field marks that distinguish each species, and range maps tell users where and when to find the birds. Add in descriptions of habitats, vocalizations, similar species, and an easy-to-use index, and a bird watcher is fully prepared to enjoy the natural wonders of Florida.
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Wildblumen aus Griechenland

Author: Vangelis Papiomytoglou

Publisher: MEDITERRANEO EDITIONS

ISBN: 9608227739

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 258

View: 5597

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Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America

A Photographic Guide

Author: Steve N. G. Howell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400839629

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 6606

Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the most beautiful yet least known of all the world's birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Largely colored in shades of gray, black, and white, these enigmatic and fast-flying seabirds can be hard to differentiate, particularly from a moving boat. Useful worldwide, not just in North America, this photographic guide is based on unrivaled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-color images to help you identify these remarkable birds. The first book of its kind, this guide features an introduction that explains ocean habitats and the latest developments in taxonomy. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features such as flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, and migration routes. Species accounts are arranged into groups helpful for field identification, and an overview of unique identification challenges is provided for each group. The guide also includes distribution maps for regularly occurring species as well as a bibliography, glossary, and appendixes. The first state-of-the-art photographic guide to these enigmatic seabirds Includes hundreds of full-color photos throughout Features detailed species accounts that describe flight, plumage, distribution, and more Provides overviews of ocean habitats, taxonomy, and conservation Offers tips on how to observe and identify birds at sea
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A Guide to the Birds of Panama

With Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras

Author: Robert S. Ridgely,John A. Gwynne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691025124

Category: Nature

Page: 534

View: 4784

This is the first paperback version of the second edition of the popular A Guide to the Birds of Panama. In the second edition, published in 1989, the authors expanded information on the birds of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras: approximately 200 new species were added to the material in the 1976 edition. Over 300 additional species, some of them Panamanian, were illustrated. Sixteen new plates were added, and three of the original plates were replaced by improved versions. Throughout the book changes were made to accommodate the explosion in knowledge of the birds of Panama and nearby areas and of neotropical birds in general. The basic sequence and systematics of the AOU 1983 Check-list were adopted. Also included in the revised edition was expanded and updated information on birdfinding in Panama, prepared with the assistance of two of Panama's best resident birders. The book also contains a special section outlining developments in Panama ornithology and conservation. "A sophisticated treatment of one of the world's richest avifaunas."--The Quarterly Review of Biology
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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022866

Category: Nature

Page: 450

View: 1854

Identifying a bird is just a tap away with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System, are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal. 432 species are in this visual treasure chest. Arrows point to the key field marks that distinguish each species, and range maps tell users where and when to find the birds. Add in descriptions of habitats, vocalizations, similar species, and an easy-to-use index, and a bird watcher is fully prepared to enjoy the natural wonders of New Jersey.
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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Texas

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022130

Category: Nature

Page: 600

View: 6975

Identifying a bird is just a tap away with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Texas. Peterson's art, conveying each bird's essence, and the innovative Peterson Identification System, are all at the casual bird watcher's disposal. 578 species are in this visual treasure chest. Arrows point to the key field marks that distinguish each species, and range maps tell users where and when to find the birds. Add in descriptions of habitats, vocalizations, similar species, and an easy-to-use index, and a bird watcher is fully prepared to enjoy the natural wonders of Texas.
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Wale und Delphine

Author: Polly Boyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768824736

Category:

Page: 255

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