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The story of birds of North America

Author: Ruth Lellah Carr Wheeler; Anne Lewis; Lisa McGraw
Publisher: Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y. : Harvey House ; ©1965.
Series: Story of science series book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Identifies the characteristics and habitats of birds in North America.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Lellah Carr Wheeler; Anne Lewis; Lisa McGraw
OCLC Number: 1410489
Description: 128 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: The new land. Condors - Passenger pigeons --
Structure of a bird. Living airplanes - Species, families, and orders - About bills, feet, and wings - Bird habits and flight patterns - Birds at night --
Mystery of a feather. A variety of feathers - Bathing and preening - Feathers with special uses - New feathers for old - Feathers grow in regular patterns - Feathers help birds hide --
Bills, bills, bills --
Feet are clues. Perching birds - Pecking birds - Scratching birds - Birds of prey --
Birds' nests. Habitat - Species build alike - Nests on the ground --
Young birds. Learning to fly - Instinct --
Songs and calls --
The great travel adventure. Birdbanding - Flyaways - Bobolink's journey - Water birds - Shore birds --
Wildlife refuges. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge - Sacramento Wildlife Refuge - Bear River Migratory Refuge - Red Rock Lake Wildlife Refuge - Visit a refuge - Kuskokwim Wildlife Range --
Friends of the farmer. Owls - Scavenger birds --
Visitors in the garden. Suet candle - Feeding tray - Bird homes - Protecting natural resources --
Chart of North American birds. Indicating representative species. List of National Wildlife Reguges. For further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Story of science series book.
Other Titles: Birds of North America.
Responsibility: by Ruth Lellah Wheeler ; reviewed for scientific accuracy by Lisa McGraw ; pictures by Anne Lewis.

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Identifies the characteristics and habitats of birds in North America.

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