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The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds: Including All Species That Regularly Breed North of Mexi

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This is the most complete and authoritative reference book about the birds of North America — up to date and in field-guide format. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;The Birder's Handbookandlt;/Iandgt; is the first of its kind: a portable library of fascinating information not included in your identification guide. For each of the 646 species of birds that breed in North America, andlt;Iandgt;The Birder's Handbookandlt;/Iandgt; will tell you at a glance: andlt;BRandgt; * Where the bird nests, and which sex(es) build(s) the nest;andlt;BRandgt; * How many eggs the bird lays, what they look like, which patent incubates and for how long, and how the young are cared for;andlt;BRandgt; * Food preferences and foraging habits. andlt;BRandgt; You will also find information about displays and mating, wintering, conservation status, and much more. In addition, andlt;Iandgt;The Birder's Handbookandlt;/Iandgt; contains some 250 short essays covering all aspects of avian natural history.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Paul R. Ehrlichandlt;/Bandgt; is Bing Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biology at Stanford University, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of over 400 scientific articles and more than 20 books, including andlt;Iandgt;The Population Bomb, Extinction,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Machinery of Natureandlt;/Iandgt;.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

How to Use this Book

Right-hand Pages — Essays

Left-hand Pages — Species Treatments

Treatment Heading

Summary Line

Treatment Paragraph

Dealing with Uncertainty

Key to Summary Lines

Nest Location

Nest Type

Who Builds the Nest

Eggs

Mating system

Incubating Sex

Length of Incubation

Development at Hatching

Time from Hatching to Fledging

Who Tends the Young

Diet During Breeding

Foraging Techniques

Interpreting the Treatment Paragraphs

Breeding

Displays

Nest

Eggs

Diet

Conservation

Notes

Essays

References

Observing and Recording Bird Biology

Species Treatments (Even-numbered Pages)

Essays (Odd-numbered Pages)

Appendices

Hawaiian Bird Biology

Feral Birds

Pelagic Birds

DNA and Passerine Classification

North American Birds Omitted from the Species Treatments

Acknowledgments

Sources of Information Used in this Guide

Bibliography

Supplemental Bibliography

Guide to Essay Topics

Subject Index

Index to North American Birds

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671659899
With:
Wheye, Darryl
With:
Dobkin, David S.
Author:
Wheye, Darryl
Author:
Ehrlich, Paul R.
Author:
Ehrlich, Paul
Author:
Dobkin, David S.
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Bird watching
Subject:
Bird watching -- North America -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Birds -- North America.
Subject:
Bird watching -- North America.
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
trip no. 12
Publication Date:
June 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w line art and symbols
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 32.375 oz

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