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Beaks Bones And Bird Songs

Author : Roger Lederer
ISBN : 9781604696486
Genre : Nature
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“Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by.” —National Audubon Society When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don’t see is the arduous, life-threatening challenges they face at every moment. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs guides the reader through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, which manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage in winter. Or urban birds, which navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Roger Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more.

The Art Of The Bird

Author : Roger J. Lederer
ISBN : 9780226675053
Genre : Art
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The human history of depicting birds dates to as many as 40,000 years ago, when Paleolithic artists took to cave walls to capture winged and other beasts. But the art form has reached its peak in the last four hundred years. In The Art of the Bird, devout birder and ornithologist Roger J. Lederer celebrates this heyday of avian illustration in forty artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Elizabeth Butterworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching its wings across time, taxa, geography, and artistic style--from the celebrated realism of American conservation icon John James Audubon, to Elizabeth Gould's nineteenth-century renderings of museum specimens from the Himalayas, to Swedish artist and ornithologist Lars Jonsson's ethereal watercolors--this book is feathered with art and artists as diverse and beautiful as their subjects. A soaring exploration of our fascination with the avian form, The Art of the Bird is a testament to the ways in which the intense observation inherent in both art and science reveals the mysteries of the natural world.

Birds Of The Pacific Northwest

Author : John Shewey
ISBN : 9781604697858
Genre : Nature
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Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier! Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification. Detailed accounts of nearly 400 bird species, including common favorites and rare curiosities More than 870 spectacular photographs of relevant plumages and birds in flight Precise descriptions of voices, behaviors, and habitats Top birding sites in the Pacific Northwest Individual range maps, showing seasonal and migratory patterns Easy to use for beginners and experts alike

A Visual Guide To Birds

Author : Sol90 Editorial Staff
ISBN : 9781538381861
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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From beaks and flying styles to nests and dances, readers of this vibrant book will learn about the basic characteristics and fascinating variations of different bird species. They will become familiar with how different birds are born and develop, how birds migrate in different parts of the world, and how birds develop different strategies for defense against predators. In addition to the scientifically accurate and informative text, captivating visuals will introduce readers to the hoatzin of the Amazon, the grey crowned crane of eastern and southern Africa, the tawny frogmouth of Australia, and more. Readers will also connect to more common birds, learn about bird domestication, and realize the dangers that endangered species of birds face.

Everything You Never Learned About Birds

Author : Rebecca Rupp
ISBN : 0882663453
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the life cycle of birds, looks at avian behavior, and discusses a variety of species

The Birds Of Bidwell Park

Author : Roger Lederer
ISBN : 1935807293
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Unlike any other group of organisms, birds have official common English names and by custom, the names are capitalized. So we have the American Robin, Oak Titmouse, Northern Mockingbird, and Downy Woodpecker. The local jay is often mistakenly called a blue jay, but even though it is blue and is a jay, it is a Western Scrub Jay. The real Blue Jay lives mostly east of the Mississippi River. Author Roger Lederer and illustrator Carol Burr identify these characteristics for birdwatchers visiting Bidwell Park in Chico to observe over 100 species living there.

Bird Behavior

Author : Philip S. Callahan
ISBN : CORNELL:31924022566669
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes bird anatomy and discusses such aspects of bird behavior as feeding, reproduction, nesting, defenses, migration, and bird communication.


Author : Eulalia Garcia
ISBN : 0836816382
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the physical characteristics and habits of birds, with an emphasis on how birds fly.

Animal Behaviour Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015053936723
Genre : Animal behavior
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Windows In The Woods

Author : Heinz Sielmann
ISBN : CORNELL:31924000042956
Genre : Woodpeckers
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