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Urban ornithology : 150 years of birds in New York City

Author: P A Buckley; Walter Sedwitz; William J Norse; John Kieran
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Comstock Publishing Associates, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Cornell scholarship online.
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"A quantitative long-term historical analysis of the migratory, winter, and breeding avifaunas of New York City's Van Cortlandt Park and Northwest Bronx from 1872 to 2016"--Provided by publisher.

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Buckley, P.A.
Urban ornithology.
Ithaca : Comstock Publishing Associates, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017054478
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P A Buckley; Walter Sedwitz; William J Norse; John Kieran
ISBN: 9781501719622 1501719629 1501719610 9781501719615
OCLC Number: 1013992781
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 514 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Figures --
Tables --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Urban Ornithology --
Introduction --
Avifaunal Overview --
Introduction to the Species Accounts --
Species Accounts --
Ducks, Geese, Swans: Anatidae --
New-World Quail: Odontophoridae --
Pheasants, Grouse: Phasianidae --
Loons: Gaviidae --
Grebes: Podicipedidae --
Storks: Ciconiidae --
Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae --
Pelicans: Pelecanidae --
Herons: Ardeidae --
Ibises: Threskiornithidae --
New-World Vultures: Cathartidae --
Ospreys: Pandionidae --
Kites, Eagles, Hawks: Accipitridae --
Rails, Coots, Gallinules: Rallidae --
Cranes: Gruidae --
Plovers: Charadriidae --
Sandpipers, Phalaropes: Scolopacidae --
Auks: Alcidae --
Gulls, Terns, Skimmers: Laridae --
Pigeons, Doves: Columbidae --
Cuckoos: Cuculidae --
Barn Owls: Tytonidae --
Typical Owls: Strigidae --
Nightjars: Caprimulgidae --
Swifts: Apodidae --
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae --
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae --
Woodpeckers: Picidae --
Falcons: Falconidae --
Parrots: Psittacidae --
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae --
Shrikes: Laniidae --
Vireos: Vireonidae --
Crows, Jays: Corvidae --
Larks: Alaudidae --
Swallows: Hirundinidae --
Tits: Paridae --
Nuthatches: Sittidae --
Creepers: Certhiidae --
Wrens: Troglodytidae --
Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae --
Kinglets: Regulidae --
Old-World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae --
Thrushes: Turdidae --
Mockingbirds, Thrashers: Mimidae --
Starlings: Sturnidae --
Pipits, Wagtails: Motacillidae --
Waxwings: Bombycillidae --
Longspurs: Calcariidae --
New-World Warblers: Parulidae --
New-World Sparrows: Emberizidae --
Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Buntings: Cardinalidae --
Blackbirds, Orioles: Icteridae --
Finches: Fringillidae --
Old-World Sparrows: Passeridae --
Appendixes --
Literature Cited --
About the Authors --
Series Title: Cornell scholarship online.
Other Titles: One hundred and fifty years of birds in New York City
Responsibility: P.A. Buckley, Walter Sedwitz, William J. Norse, and John Kieran.
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Urban Ornithology is the first quantitative historical analysis of any New York City natural area's birdlife and spans the century and a half from 1872 to 2016. Only Manhattan's Central and  Read more...


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