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A guide to the nests, eggs, and nestlings of North American birds.

Author: Paul J Baicich; C J O Harrison
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. ; London : Academic Press, ©1997.
Series: AP Natural World
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats

A species by species guide to the breeding biology of the birds of North America. Some 669 breeding birds are described, covering the birds of a vast area, from the Arctic to the Southern boundary of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Baicich; C J O Harrison
ISBN: 0120728311 9780120728312
OCLC Number: 59625892
Notes: Previous edition: published as A field guide to the nests, eggs and nestlings of North American birds / Colin Harrison. London : Collins, 1978.
Spine title: Nests, eggs, and nestlings of North American birds.
Description: 347 pages, 64 [i.e. 128] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Species By Family: Loons: Gaviidae. Grebes: Podicipedidae. Shearwaters: Procellariidae. Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae. Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae. Pelicans: Pelecanidae. Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae. Darters: Anhingidae. Frigatebirds: Fregatidae. Bitterns and Herons: Ardeidae. Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiomithidae. Storks: Ciconiidae. Swans, Geese, And Ducks: Anatidae. American Vultures: Catharidae. Kites, Hawks, Eagles and Allies: Accipitridae. Caracaras and Falcons: Falconidae. Guans: Cracidae. Partridges, Grouse, Turkey, And Quail: Phasianidae. Rails, Gallinules, And Coots: Rallidae. Limpkins: Aramidae. Cranes: Gruidae. Plovers: Charadriidae. Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae. Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae. Jacanas: Jacanidae. Sandpipers, Phalaropes, And Allies: Scolopacidae. Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, And Skimmers: Laridae. Auks, Murres, And Puffins: Alcidae. Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae. Parakeets and Parrots: Psittacidae. Cuckoos, Roadrunner, And Anis: Cuculidae. Barn Owls: Tytonidae. Typical Owls: Strigidae. Goatsuckers: Caprimulgidae. Swifts: Apodidae. Hummingbirds: Trochilidae. Trogons: Trogonidae. Kingfishers: Alcedinidae. Woodpeckers: Picidae. Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae. Larks: Alaudidae. Swallows: Hirundinidae. Jays, Magpies, And Crows: Corvidae. Titmica: Paridae. Verdin: Remizidae. Bushtits: Aegithalidae. Nutcatchers: Sittidae. Creepers: Certhiidae. Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae. Wrens: Troglodytidae. Dippers: Cinclidae. Old World Warblers, Gnatcatchers, Old World Flycatchers, Thrushes and Wrentic: Muscicapidae. Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae. Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae. Waxwings: Bombycillidae. Silky-Flycatchers: Ptilogonatidae. Shrikes: Laniidae. Starlings: Stumidae. Vireos: Vireonidae. Wood-Warblers, Tanagers, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Sparrows, Buntins, Blackbirds, And Allies: Emberizidae. Fringinlline and Carueline Finches and Allies: Fringillidae. Old World Sparrows: Passeridae. Nestling Plates. Egg Plates. Bibliography. Index of Common and Scientific Names.
Series Title: AP Natural World


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