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Lives of North American birds

Author: Kenn Kaufman; Roger Tory Peterson Institute.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.
Series: Peterson natural history companions.
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Provides information on more than 900 birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaufman, Kenn.
Lives of North American birds.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996
(OCoLC)645919803
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenn Kaufman; Roger Tory Peterson Institute.
ISBN: 0395770173 9780395770177 0395783224 9780395783221
OCLC Number: 34691284
Notes: "Sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute"--Page [i].
Description: xxv, 675 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: How Birds Live xi --
Studying the Lives of Birds xxiii --
Loons: Gaviidae 1 --
Grebes: Podicipedidae 5 --
Albatrosses: Diomedeidae 12 --
Shearwaters and Petrels: Procellariidae 15 --
Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae 27 --
Tropicbirds: Phaethontidae 33 --
Gannets and Boobies: Sulidae 35 --
Pelicans: Pelecanidae 38 --
Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae 41 --
Darters: Anhingidae 46 --
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae 47 --
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae 49 --
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae 61 --
Storks: Ciconiidae 65 --
Flamingoes: Phoenicopteridae 67 --
Ducks, Geese, and Swans: Anatidae 67 --
New World Vultures: Cathartidae 110 --
Hawks, Eagles, Kites, etc.: Accipitridae 114 --
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae 136 --
Guans, Curassows, and Chachalacas: Cracidae 143 --
Grouse, Partridges, Pheasants, Turkeys, and Quail: Phasianidae 144 --
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae 162 --
Limpkin: Aramidae 172 --
Cranes: Gruidae 173 --
Thick-knees and Stone-curlews: Burhinidae 175 --
Plovers: Charadriidae 176 --
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae 184 --
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae 186 --
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae 189 --
Jacanas: Jacanidae 189 --
Sandpipers and Related Birds: Scolopacidae 190 --
Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae 229 --
Auks, Murres, Puffins, and Related Birds: Alcidae 267 --
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae 285 --
Parrots: Psittacidae 296 --
Cuckoos: Cuculidae 298 --
Barn Owls and Typical Owls: Tytonidae and Strigidae 304 --
Nightjars: Caprimulgidae 322 --
Swifts: Apodidae 329 --
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae 334 --
Trogons: Trogonidae 349 --
Hoopoes: Upupidae 351 --
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae 351 --
Woodpeckers: Picidae 354 --
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae 373 --
Larks: Alaudidae 404 --
Swallows: Hirundinidae 406 --
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae 414 --
Chickadees and Titmice: Paridae 430 --
Verdin and Related Birds: Remizidae 439 --
Long-tailed Tits: Aegithalidae 440 --
Nuthatches: Sittidae 441 --
Creepers: Certhiidae 445 --
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae 446 --
Wrens: Troglodytidae 447 --
Dippers: Cinclidae 456 --
Thrushes and Their Relatives: Muscicapidae 457 --
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae 479 --
Accentors: Prunellidae 489 --
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae 489 --
Waxwings: Bombycillidae 495 --
Silky-flycatchers: Ptilogonatidae 497 --
Shrikes: Laniidae 498 --
Starlings and Mynas: Sturnidae 500 --
Vireos: Vireonidae 502 --
Buntings and Their Relatives: Emberizidae 512 --
Finches: Fringillidae 634 --
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae 649.
Series Title: Peterson natural history companions.
Responsibility: Kenn Kaufman.
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Provides information on more than 900 birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.

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