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A Field Guide to Warblers of North America (Peterson Field Guides)by Jon L. Dunn
Synopses & Reviews
All 60 North American species are described in detail, from field marks and vocalizations to mating habits and preferred habitats; 32 color paintings use the unique Peterson Identification System to show clearly the marks that distinguish one bird from another - in confusing fall as well as colorful spring plumages; 141 color photographs accompany the species descriptions; 60 color maps show where each species can be seen at different times of the year and 13 drawings depict parts of warblers and bird behaviors.
The first comprehensive field guide to North American warblers describes all 60 species in detail, from field marks and vocalizations to mating habits and preferred habitats. The 32 color paintings use the unique Peterson Identification System to indicate what distinguishes one bird from another. 141 color photographs show various plumages for each species, and 60 large color maps show species' ranges.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 623-653) and index.
About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.
Table of Contents
List of Plates x
Introduction 1 The Natural History of Warblers 5 How to Identify Warblers 31 How to Use This Book 34 Plates 43 species accounts Family Peucedramidae Genus Peucedramus Olive Warbler 109 Family Parulidae Genus Vermivora Bachmans Warbler 117 Blue-winged Warbler 125 Golden-winged Warbler 133 Tennessee Warbler 145 Orange-crowned Warbler 154 Nashville Warbler 166 Virginias Warbler 174 Colima Warbler 180 Lucys Warbler 185 Genus Parula Crescent-chested Warbler 190 Northern Parula 195 Tropical Parula 204 Genus Dendroica Yellow Warbler 210 Chestnut-sided Warbler 232 Magnolia Warbler 240 Cape May Warbler 248 Black-throated Blue Warbler 257 Yellow-rumped Warbler 267 Black-throated Gray Warbler 282 Golden-cheeked Warbler 291 Black-throated Green Warbler 298 Townsends Warbler 307 Hermit Warbler 316 Yellow-throated Warbler 325 Graces Warbler 334 Pine Warbler 340 Kirtlands Warbler 349 Prairie Warbler 356 Palm Warbler 366 Bay-breasted Warbler 375 Blackpoll Warbler 383 Blackburnian Warbler 392 Cerulean Warbler 401 Genus Mniotilta Black-and-white Warbler 411 Genus Setophaga American Redstart 418 Genus Protonotaria Prothonotary Warbler 427 Genus Helmitheros Worm-eating Warbler 435 Genus Limnothlypis Swainsons Warbler 442 Genus Seiurus Ovenbird 448 Northern Waterthrush 457 Louisiana Waterthrush 468 Genus Oporornis Kentucky Warbler 475 Connecticut Warbler 484 Mourning Warbler 493 MacGillivrays Warbler 502 Genus Geothlypis Common Yellowthroat 512 Beldings Yellowthroat 525 Bahama Yellowthroat 529 Gray-crowned Yellowthroat 535 Genus Wilsonia Hooded Warbler 541 Wilsons Warbler 549 Canada Warbler 560 Genus Cardellina Red-faced Warbler 568 Genus Myioborus Painted Redstart 573 Slate-throated Redstart 579 Genus Euthlypis Fan-tailed Warbler 584 Genus Basileuterus Golden-crowned Warbler 589 Rufous-capped Warbler 593 Genus Icteria Yellow-breasted Chat 598
Acknowledgments 611 Glossary 618 Bibliography 623 References 626 Index 654
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