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 Peterson Field Guides series has added another weapon to its considerable arsenal of bird-identification guidebooks: a field guide devoted solely to the warblers of North America. Warblers, those small, sprightly, colorful songbirds that move north through the continent for the breeding season, have always delighted and simultaneously frustrated birders around the country. This field guide won't cure any cases of "warbler neck"--a condition brought on by extensive peering into the treetops--but it will help you to better decide just which species has your craned-neck attention. With color plates (including the "Peterson System" of arrows indicating important field marks), photographs, distribution maps, and textual information on species description, habitat, behavior, song, plumage variations, and migration patterns, this is an essential resource for birders." Amazon.com
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
JON DUNN is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Warblers and chiefconsultant for the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America.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, and the Peterson Field Guides®are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.
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 Bachmanand#8217;s Warbler 117 Blue-winged Warbler 125 Golden-winged Warbler 133 Tennessee Warbler 145 Orange-crowned Warbler 154 Nashville Warbler 166 Virginiaand#8217;s Warbler 174 Colima Warbler 180 Lucyand#8217;s 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 Townsendand#8217;s Warbler 307 Hermit Warbler 316 Yellow-throated Warbler 325 Graceand#8217;s Warbler 334 Pine Warbler 340 Kirtlandand#8217;s 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 Swainsonand#8217;s Warbler 442 Genus Seiurus Ovenbird 448 Northern Waterthrush 457 Louisiana Waterthrush 468 Genus Oporornis Kentucky Warbler 475 Connecticut Warbler 484 Mourning Warbler 493 MacGillivrayand#8217;s Warbler 502 Genus Geothlypis Common Yellowthroat 512 Beldingand#8217;s Yellowthroat 525 Bahama Yellowthroat 529 Gray-crowned Yellowthroat 535 Genus Wilsonia Hooded Warbler 541 Wilsonand#8217;s 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