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The Sibley guide to birds

Author: David Sibley
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From David Sibley, the renowned artist & birder, heir to the mantle of Roger Tory Peterson, comes this landmark addition to Knopf's National Audubon Society publishing program: a field identification guide to North American birds containing his superbly lucid & comprehensive text & more than 6,500 of his paintings--beautiful, richly detailed, brilliantly reproduced in full color. Sibley depicts & annotates 810  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference sources
Field guides
Identification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sibley
ISBN: 0679451226 9780679451228
OCLC Number: 44090592
Notes: "A Chanticleer Press edition"--Page opposite title page.
Description: 544 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Classification of birds ; Learning to identify birds ; Variation in appearance ; Learning songs and calls ; Finding rare birds ; Ethics ; Extinct species --
Bird topography. Parts of a passerine ; Head feathers ; Body feathers ; Wing feathers ; Parts of a shorebird ; Parts of a duck ; Parts of a gull ; Molt and plumage --
North American birds species accounts. Loons ; Grebes ; Albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters ; Storm-petrels ; Pelecaniformes ; Wading birds ; Swans, geese, and ducks ; Diurnal raptors ; Upland game birds ; Gruiformes ; Shorebirds ; Jaegers and Skuas ; Gulls, terns, and skimmers ; Alcids ; Pigeons and doves ; Parrots and theor allies ; Cuckoos and their allies ; Owls ; Goatsuckers and swifts ; Hummingbirds ; Trogons ; Kingfishers ; Woodpeckers ; Tyrant flycatchers ; Shrikes and vireos ; Jays, crows, and their allies ; Larks, Swallows ; Chickadees and their allies ; Nutchhatches and creepers ; Wrens ; Old world warblers, thrushes, and their allies ; Miminds ; Starlings and mynas ; Wagtails and pipits ; Silky-flycatchers and Bulbuls ; Waxwings ; Wood-warblers ; Tanagers, cardinals and their allies ; Emberizine sparrows, and their allies ; Icterids ; Finches and old world sparrows.
Other Titles: National Audubon Society
Responsibility: written and illustrated by David Sibley.
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From David Sibley, the renowned artist & birder, heir to the mantle of Roger Tory Peterson, comes this landmark addition to Knopf's National Audubon Society publishing program: a field identification guide to North American birds containing his superbly lucid & comprehensive text & more than 6,500 of his paintings--beautiful, richly detailed, brilliantly reproduced in full color. Sibley depicts & annotates 810 species & 350 regional populations, showing their stages, forms, shapes, colors, & markings. He describes each species' calls, & provides a full-color range map showing each species' migration routes & its summer, winter, & breeding locations.

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