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The Sibley guide to bird life & behavior

Author: David Sibley; Chris Elphick; John B Dunning; National Audubon Society.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
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Designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, the book combines more than 795 of full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologist, This new guide shows how birds live and what they do. Introductory essays outlive the principles if avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, and more. This is an indispensable  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sibley, David, 1961-
Sibley guide to bird life & behavior.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001
(OCoLC)645920043
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sibley; Chris Elphick; John B Dunning; National Audubon Society.
ISBN: 0679451234 9780679451235
OCLC Number: 46992123
Notes: At head of title: National Audubon Society.
Map on back lining papers.
Description: 588 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: World of birds: Flight, form, and function --
Molts and plumages --
Aerodynamics --
Feet, bills, and digestion --
Bones and muscle --
Respiration and metabolism --
Senses and vocal apparatus --
Bird intelligence --
Origins, evolution, and classification --
How bird species originate --
Classification --
Behavior --
Study of bird behavior --
Function of behaviors --
Daily and seasonal rhythms --
Daily maintenance behaviors --
Migration --
Dispersal --
Communication --
Reproductive behavior --
Habitats and distributions --
Range and habitat --
Habitat distribution patterns --
Habitat types --
Forests and woodlands --
Grasslands --
Shrublands --
Deserts --
Tundra --
Wetland and aquatic habitats --
Ocean habitats --
Human-created habitats --
Populations and conservation --
What determines bird population sizes? --
Population regulation --
Conservation threats --
Tracking bird populations in North America --
Protecting North American birds. Bird families of North America: Loons --
Grebes --
Albatrosses --
Shearwaters and Petrels --
Storm-Petrels --
Tropicbirds --
Boobies and Gannets --
Pelicans --
Cormorants --
Darters (Anhinga) --
Frigatebirds --
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns --
Ibises and Spoonbills --
Storks --
New World Vultures --
Flamingos --
Ducks, Geese, and Swans --
Hawks and allies --
Falcons and Caracaras --
Chachalacas and allies --
Grouse, Turkeys, and allies --
New World Quail --
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots --
Limpkin --
Cranes --
Thick-knees --
Plovers and Lapwings --
Oystercathcers --
Stilts and Avocets --
Jacanas --
Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and allies --
Coursers and Pratincoles --
Gulls, Terns, and allies --
Auks --
Pigeons and Doves --
Parrots and allies --
Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis --
Barn owls --
Typical owls --
Nighthawks and Nightjars --
Swifts --
Hummingbirds --
Trogons --
Hoopoe --
Kingfishers --
Woodpeckers and allies --
Tyrant flycatchers --
Shrikes --
Vireos --
Crows and Jays --
Larks --
Swallows and Martins --
Chickadees and Titmice --
Penduline Tits (Verdin) --
Long-tailed Tits (Bushtit) --
Nuthatches --
Creepers --
Wrens --
Dippers --
Bulbuls --
Kinglets --
Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers --
Old World Flycatchers --
Thrushes --
Babblers (Wrentit) --
Mockingbirds and Thrashers --
Starlings and Mynas --
Accentors --
Wagtails and Pipits --
Waxwings --
Silky-fly catchers --
Olive Warbler --
Wood-Warblers --
Bananaquit --
Tanagers --
New World Sparrows --
Cardinals and allies --
Blackbirds, Orioles, and allies --
Finches and allies --
Old World Sparrows.
Other Titles: Sibley guide to bird life and behavior
Responsibility: illustrated by David Allen Sibley ; edited by Chris Elphick, John B. Dunning, Jr., David Allen Sibley.
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Designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, the book combines more than 795 of full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologist, This new guide shows how birds live and what they do. Introductory essays outlive the principles if avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, and more. This is an indispensable source of information on the avian life around us.

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