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Woodpeckers of the world : a photographic guide

Author: Gerard Gorman
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Covers all 239 species of woodpeckers. Concise text looks at identification, vocalizations, drumming, habitat, range, food and feeding, taxonomy and confusion species. It is complemented by up-to-date range maps and more than 750 color photographs. The photographic coverage includes most plumages and considerable subspecific variation, making this the definitive work on woodpecker identification."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Identification
Identification Pictorial works
Identification Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Gorman
ISBN: 9781770853096 177085309X
OCLC Number: 875729365
Description: 528 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Taxonomy --
Distribution --
Anatomy and morphology --
Habitat --
Behaviour --
Breeding --
Plumage and moult --
Food and foraging --
Flight --
Calls --
Drumming --
The importance of woodpeckers --
Notes on the species accounts --
The species accounts.
Responsibility: Gerard Gorman.

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"Covers all 239 species of woodpeckers. Concise text looks at identification, vocalizations, drumming, habitat, range, food and feeding, taxonomy and confusion species. It is complemented by up-to-date range maps and more than 750 color photographs. The photographic coverage includes most plumages and considerable subspecific variation, making this the definitive work on woodpecker identification."--Back cover.

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Woodpeckers are truly among the most captivating groups of birds. A comprehensive new photographic guide, Woodpeckers of the World, by Gerard Gorman, capitalizes on this interest by treating each of Read more...

 
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