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Birds of America;

Author: T Gilbert Pearson; Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Garden City Pub. Co., 1936.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive account of the birdlife of this continent arranged by order and including numerous drawings and color plates.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Birds of America.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City Pub. Co., 1936
(OCoLC)609197545
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Gilbert Pearson; Louis Agassiz Fuertes
OCLC Number: 500591
Notes: Published in 1917 as vol. I-III of the Nature lovers library.
The colored plates are numbered in two series, one containing 106 plates and another containing 5 with descriptive letterpress on versos.
Illustrated lining-papers.
Description: xliv pages, 1 leaf, 272 pages, 1 leaf, 271 pages, 1 leaf, 289 pages illustrations (including maps) 111 color plates (including frontispiece) diagrams 29 cm
Contents: Part I --
Preface --
Introduction --
Out-door bird study --
Bird migration --
Order of diving birds --
Grebes --
Loons --
Auks, murres, and puffins --
Order of long-winged swimmers --
Skuas and jaegers --
Gulls --
Terns --
Skimmers --
Order of tube-nosed swimmers --
Albatrosses --
Fulmars, shearwaters, and petrels --
Order of totipalmated swimmers --
Tropic-birds --
Gannets --
Darters --
Cormorants --
Pelicans --
Man-o'-war-birds --
Orders of lamellirostral swimmers --
Mergansers --
Ducks --
Geese --
Swans --
Order of lamellirostral grallatores (flamingoes) --
Orders of herons, storks, ibises, etc --
Spoonbills, ibises and storks --
Heron family --
Order of marsh-dwellers --
Cranes and courlans --
Rails gallinules, and coots --
Order of shore birds --
Phalaropes --
Avocets and stilts --
Snipes, sandpipers, etc. --
Plovers --
Surf-birds and turnstones --
Oyster-catchers --
Part II --
Order of gallinaceous birds --
Bob-whites and quails --
Grouse --
Turkeys --
Pheasants --
Order of pigeons and doves --
Order of birds of prey --
Vultures --
Eagles, hawks, and kites --
Falcons --
Caracaras --
Ospreys --
Owls --
Order of parrot-like birds --
Order of cuckoos, etc. --
Cuckoo family --
Trogons --
Kingfishers --
Order of woodpeckers --
Orders of goatsuckers, swifts, etc. --
Goatsuckers --
Swifts --
Hummingbirds --
Order of perching birds --
Tyrant flycatchers --
Larks --
Crows and jays --
Starlings --
Icteridae --
Part III --
Order of perching birds, continued --
Finches --
Tanagers --
Swallows --
Waxwings and silky flycatchers --
Shrikes --
Vireos --
Warblers --
Wagtails and pipits --
Dippers --
Mimic thrushes --
Wrens --
Nuthatches and creepers --
Titmice --
Wren-tits --
Kinglets and gnatcatchers --
Thrushes --
Color keys --
Glossary.
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, T. Gilbert Pearson, consulting editor, John Burroughs; contributing editors, Edward H. Forbush, Herbert K. Job, William L. Finley [and others]; artists, R.I. Brasher, R. Bruce Horsfall [and] Henry Thurston; with 106 plates in full color by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

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A comprehensive account of the birdlife of this continent arranged by order and including numerous drawings and color plates.

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