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Woodpeckers Of The World

Author : Gerard Gorman
ISBN : 9781408147160
Genre : Science
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Woodpeckers remain one of the most popular families of birds, and they are certainly one of the more unusual. Their legendary ability to excavate holes in wood is well known, and they are uniquely adapted for living in trees - though a few species have become more adapted to ground-dwelling. The family ranges from the tiny piculets of tropical forests to the mighty Imperial Woodpecker of Mexico, sadly now extinct. In between there is a considerable variety of species, all of a roughly similar shape and design, inhabiting forests and woodlands through the world except Australasia and Antarctica. Covering 239 species, this book is the first definitive photographic guide to woodpeckers. Detailed text looks in detail at the biology of the birds, with particular emphasis on field identification, along with voice, habitat, status, racial variation and distribution. The text is accompanied by a series of high-quality photographs – more than 750 images, carefully selected to highlight identification criteria. Each species entry is completed by an accurate colour range map. A sister to Owls of the World in the Helm Photographic Guides series, Woodpeckers of the World is an informative, fact-filled and beautifully illustrated guide to a group beloved by all birders.

Woodpeckers Of The World

Author : Lester L. Short
ISBN : 0913176052
Genre : Woodpeckers.
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Woodpeckers

Author : Hans Winkler
ISBN : 9781408135044
Genre : Science
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Covering all of the 198 species of woodpeckers in the world, a comprehensive volume, illustrated in color, offers information on identifying characteristics, similar species, distribution, migration, habitat, geographical variations, voice, habits, food, and breeding behavior.

Rspb Spotlight Woodpeckers

Author : Gerard Gorman
ISBN : 9781472951199
Genre : Science
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Woodpeckers are fascinating birds, filling our forests with their unmistakable drumming, and capturing our imaginations with their incredible ability to drill holes in trees and their bright, colourful plumage. Three species of woodpecker are resident in the UK: the Green Woodpecker, often seen on lawns and in fields; the Great Spotted Woodpecker, a frequent visitor at garden bird-feeders; and the tiny Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, sadly now in decline. The Wryneck – which twists its neck 'like a snake' when threatened – also passes through the UK on its yearly migration and has captivated people throughout the ages. Gerard Gorman provides a close-up look at the lives of these birds, from their anatomy, diet and nesting habits to their iconic drumming behaviour. He also explores the relationship that humans have enjoyed with woodpeckers for centuries, in folklore, myth and conservation, and gives tips on how to observe these wonderful birds in the wild. The Spotlight series introduces readers to the lives and behaviour of our favourite animals with eye-catching colour photographs and informative expert text.

Woodpecker

Author : Gerard Gorman
ISBN : 9781780238937
Genre : Nature
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Woodpeckers are among the most remarkable birds in the avian world, having evolved a unique anatomy that enables them to peck and bore into solid timber both to find food and to create nesting cavities. The birds are key indicators of forest health and perform an important ecological role, providing holes that many other animals use. Woodpeckers have been considered symbols of fertility, security, strength, power, prophecy, magic, rhythm, medicine, and carpentry, and have been esteemed across cultures as the guardians of woodlands, tree surgeons, fire-bringers, weather forecasters, and boat-builders. In this charming volume, avian expert Gerard Gorman delves into the natural and cultural history of woodpeckers, exploring their origins and habitats and the ways they have fascinated humankind throughout history. Gorman finds woodpeckers everywhere—from ancient Babylon, Greece, and Rome, to the jungles of Amazonia and Borneo, to our modern-day Woody Woodpecker cartoon. Richly illustrated with images from both nature and culture, Woodpecker will appeal to everyone who is interested in these extraordinary birds.

Endangered Wildlife And Plants Of The World

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ISBN : 0761472061
Genre : Reference
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A reference encyclopedia containing 13 volumes providing information on endangered wildlife and plants throughout the world.

Woodpeckers Of Europe

Author : Gerard Gorman
ISBN : CORNELL:31924101920159
Genre : Woodpeckers
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Gives an account of the European Picidae through the author's lifetime study of these birds. This book covers the various aspects of the natural history of the ten species including evolution, taxonomy, topography, flight patterns and drumming. It also deals with their country status, forestry, and their relationship with man and other fauna.

Red Cockaded Woodpeckers Of The Francis Marion National Forest

Author : United States. Forest Service. Southern Region
ISBN : MINN:31951002980292J
Genre : Nature
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World Birdwatch

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ISBN : MINN:31951P01040051U
Genre : Birds
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Birds Of The World

Author : Jason A. Mobley
ISBN : 0761477756
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Birds of all imaginable sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns are nearly everywhere we might care to look, expressing a bewildering array of behaviors and strategies for successful living among all manner of challenges to survival.

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