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The Sibley Guide To Birds

Author : David Allen Sibley
ISBN : 030795790X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 67. 61 MB
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Presents a new identification guide to North American birds with paintings of hundreds of species and information on bird calls, stages of growth, shapes, markings, ranges, migration routes, breeding locations, and habitats.

The Sibley Guide To Bird Life Behavior

Author : David Allen Sibley
ISBN : 1400043867
Genre : Nature
File Size : 23. 33 MB
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Provides basic information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of birds, along with brief profiles of each of the eighty bird families in North America.

The Sibley Field Guide To Birds Of Eastern North America

Author : David Sibley
ISBN : 067945120X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 86. 34 MB
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A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 650 species of birds from east of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views.

The Sibley Field Guide To Birds Of Western North America

Author : David Sibley
ISBN : 9780307957924
Genre : Bird watching
File Size : 55. 25 MB
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"Covering North American species of the Rocky Mountains and west, [offering] a wealth of improvements and updates"--Front flap.

Sibley S Birding Basics

Author : David Allen Sibley
ISBN : 0307545970
Genre : Nature
File Size : 37. 41 MB
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“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.

National Geographic Complete Birds Of North America

Author : Jonathan Alderfer
ISBN : 9781426213731
Genre : Nature
File Size : 58. 44 MB
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Examines more than eighty avian families, including an overview of plumage, behavior, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation, and describes all 962 species, covering identification, similar species, voice, status, and distribution.

National Geographic Field Guide To The Birds Of North America

Author : Jon Lloyd Dunn
ISBN : 0792253140
Genre : Nature
File Size : 29. 94 MB
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A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.

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