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Bird : the definitive visual guide

Author: Peter Frances; David Burnie; National Audubon Society.; BirdLife International.
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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This visual guide to every bird order and family profiles more than 1,500 species, photographed in their native environment by photographers around the globe. Authoritative, comprehensive, and completely up to date, this reference volume of the world's birds illustrates the full range of birds, bird behavior, and bird-watching locations organized in taxonomic order with detailed introductions to every bird order.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
National Audubon Society.
Bird.
New York : DK Pub., 2007
(OCoLC)712467801
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Frances; David Burnie; National Audubon Society.; BirdLife International.
ISBN: 9781405306331 1405306335 9780756631536 075663153X
OCLC Number: 137313365
Notes: Includes index.
Accompanying CD adds the extra dimension of the voices of the birds including 60 bird songs and calls from around the world.
Description: 512 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Foreword / Michael Rands --
Introduction. Bird anatomy ; Senses ; Feathers ; Wings ; Flight ; Gliding and soaring ; Legs and feet ; Bills ; Feeding on animals ; Feeding on plants ; Communication ; Defense ; Breeding ; Courtship ; Nests and eggs ; Parental care ; Living together ; Migration ; Migration routes ; Birds under threat ; Conservation ; Extinct birds --
Habitats. Bird geography ; Bird habitats ; Grasslands ; Deserts ; Tropical forest ; Temperate forest ; Coniferous forest ; Heath and scrubland ; Mountains ; Polar regions ; Wetlands ; Coasts ; Oceans and seas ; Farmlands and cities --
Bird species. Classification ; Tinamous ; Ostriches ; Rheas ; Cassowaries and emus ; Kiwis ; Gamebirds ; Waterfowl ; Penguins ; Loons ; Albatrosses and petrels ; Grebes ; Flamingos ; Storks and herons ; Pelicans and relatives ; Birds of prey ; Cranes and relatives ; Waders, gulls and auks ; Sandgrouse ; Pigeons and doves ; Parrots ; Cuckoos and turacos ; Owls ; Nightjars and frogmouths ; Swifts and hummingbirds ; Mousebirds ; Trogons ; Kingfishers and relatives ; Woodpeckers and toucans ; Passerines. CD Little Tinamou; song; Brazil --
Plain Chachalaca; group calls; Texas --
Western Capercaillie; male displaying; Scotland --
Willow Ptarmigan; male calls; Alaska --
Horned Screamer; pair duet; Peru --
Snow Goose; calls of migrating flock; California --
Tundra Swan; calls of migrating flock; South Carolina --
Long-tailed Duck; male calls; Alaska --
Gentoo Penguin; calls at a nesting colony; Deception Island, Antarctica --
Bermuda Petrel (Cahow); adult calls a nesting colony; Bermuda --
Great Northern Loon; wails of a pair; New York --
Red-necked Grebe; pair calls; Alaska --
American White Ibis; adult calls at a roost; Florida --
Double-crested Cormorant; adult calls at a roost; Alabama --
Masked Booby; adult and chick calls at a nesting colony; Florida --
Barred Forest Falcon; calls; Mexico --
African Fish Eagle; calls; Tanzania --
Snail Kite; calls; Florida --
Northern Goshawk; alarm calls; Maine --
Corncrake; song; Scotland --
Limpkin; calls; Argentina --
Sandhill Crane; pair calls; Alaska --
American Woodcock; calls; New York --
Ruddy Turnstone; calls; Alaska --
Sooty Tern; adult calls at a nesting colony; Florida --
Rhinoceros Auklet; calls from a nesting colony; California --
Yellow-collared Lovebird; calls; Tanzania --
Scarlet Macaw; calls; Brazil --
Groove-billed Ani; calls; Mexico --
Great Blue Turaco; flock calls; Kenya --
Great Gray Owl; male advertising hoot; Alaska --
Oilbird; calls from cave; Venezuela --
Chuck-will's-widow; song; Flordia --
Common Potoo; territorial defense call; Venezuela --
Anna's Hummingbird; song; California --
Laughing Kookaburra; calls; Australia --
Cuban Tody; calls; Cuba --
Green Wood Hoopoe; call; Kenya --
Chestnut-eared Aracari; call; Brazil --
Pileated Woodpecker; song; Oregon --
Great Jacamar; song; Brazil --
White-bearede Manakin; mechanical sounds from lek; Colombia --
Screeaming Piha; display at lek; Guyana --
White Bellbird; song; Brazil --
Sedge Warbler; song; Netherlands --
Firewood-gatherer; song duet; Argentina --
Satin Bowerbird; song; Australia --
Superb Lyrebird; song; Australia --
Noisy Miner; song; Australia --
Eastern Whipbird; song; Australia --
American Cliff Swallow; calls at a nesting colony; Oregon --
Blue Mockingbird; song; Mexico --
Hermit Thrush; song; Alaska --
Bluethroat; song; Alaska --
Common Nightingale; song; Netherlands --
Two-barred Crossbill; song; New York --
Iiwi; song; Hawaii --
Tennessee Warbler; song; Alaska --
Yellow-rumped Cacique; song; Brazil --
Lapland Longspur; song; Alaska.
Responsibility: Audubon ; [senior editor, Peter Frances ; contributors, BirdLife International, David Burnie].

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From hummingbirds to monkey-eating eagles, this book is a celebration of birds, photographed and studied in their natural environments around the world. It explores the bird story: from their origins  Read more...

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