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The hummingbirds of North America

Author: Paul A Johnsgard
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Paul A. Johnsgard's Hummingbirds of North America is the only book devoted to the identification, distribution, and biology - both individual and comparative - of all hummingbirds that breed in North America. First published in 1983, this acclaimed volume now has been revised and expanded to include twenty-five Mexican species, such as the long-billed starthroat and the fork-tailed emeralds, thereby more than  Read more...
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Johnsgard, Paul A.
Hummingbirds of North America.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)664502636
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Johnsgard
ISBN: 1560987081 9781560987086 1935623885 9781935623885
OCLC Number: 35620387
Description: xiii, 278 pages, 24 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition --
Preface to the First Edition --
Introduction --
PART ONE Comparative Biology of Hummingbirds --
CHAPTER 1 Classification, Distribution, and General Attributes --
CHAPTER 2 Evolution and Speciation --
CHAPTER 3 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology --
CHAPTER 4 Comparative Ecology --
CHAPTER 5 Comparative Behavior --
CHAPTER 6 Comparative Reproductive Biology --
PART TWO Natural Histories of North American Hummingbirds --
Long-Tailed Hermit --
Little Hermit --
Wedge-Tailed Sabrewing --
Violet Sabrewing --
White-Necked Jacobin --
Green Violet-Ear --
Green-Breasted Mango --
Emerald-Chinned Hummingbird --
Rufous-Crested Coquette --
Black-Crested Coquette --
Fork-Tailed Emerald Complex --
Cuban Emerald --
Dusky Hummingbird --
Broad-Billed Hummingbird --
Crowned Woodnymph --
Xantus Hummingbird --
White-Eared Hummingbird --
Blue-Throated Goldentail --
White-Bellied Emerald --
Azure-Crowned Hummingbird --
Berylline Hummingbird --
Cinnamon Hummingbird --
Buff-Bellied Hummingbird --
Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird --
Violet-Crowned Hummingbird --
Green-Fronted Hummingbird --
Stripe-Tailed Hummingbird --
Blue-Throated Hummingbird --
Amethyst-Throated Hummingbird --
Garnet-Throated Hummingbird --
Magnificent Hummingbird --
Plain-Capped Starthroat --
Long-Billed Starthroat --
Mexican Sheartail --
Sparkling-Tailed Hummingbird --
Lucifer Hummingbird --
Beautiful Hummingbird --
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird --
Black-Chinned Hummingbird --
Anna Hummingbird --
Costa Hummingbird --
Bahama Woodstar --
Calliope Hummingbird --
Bumblebee Hummingbird --
Broad-Tailed Hummingbird --
Rufous Hummingbird --
Allen Hummingbird --
APPENDIXES --
Key to Identification of North American Hummingbirds --
Key to Identification of Mexican Hummingbirds --
Glossary --
Origins of Latin Names of North American Hummingbirds --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Paul A. Johnsgard ; color plates by Mark Marcuson, James McClelland, and Sophie Webb.

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