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Wild birds : North America's most unique birds

Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Cambridge, MN : Adventure Publications, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The wonderful pageantry of the most extraordinary birds of North America With more than 900 different kinds of birds in the United States and Canada, bird watchers bear witness to some incredible species. From the world's smallest owl to the fastest of all animals, our bird population is both impressive and diverse. Stan Tekiela has been studying and photographing these birds for more than 30 years. Here, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Tekiela
ISBN: 9781591937784 1591937787
OCLC Number: 1003766397
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm
Contents: Our extraordinary North American birds --
Spoon-at-the-ready stalker: Roseate Spoonbill --
Ancient visage for 10,000 years: Wood Stork --
Diver, dipper, bobber, blinker: American Dipper --
Watch out --
sprinter approaching: Greater Roadrunner --
Rare, but too huge to miss: California Condor --
MAster carpenter, building with sticks --
Bald Eagle --
Rushing and weed dancing on the water: Western and Clark's Grebes --
The fastest animal, bar none: Peregrine Falcon --
Meat-eating songbirds that don't sing: Loggerhead and Northern Shrikes --
Tiny champion of flight: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird --
The best show on the lek: Greater Sage-Grouse --
A raptor smaller than a sparrow: Elf Owl --
Incredibly funny-looking seabirds: Atlantic, Horned and Tufted Puffins --
Timberdoodle sky dancing: American Woodcock --
Apartment nester with a landlord : Purple Martin --
Lays a quick egg --
then leaves!: Brown-headed Cowbird --
An owl in a burrow?: Burrowing Owl --
Scavenger falcon, hunting on foot: Crested Caracara --
Apple snail aficionado: Snail Kite --
Percussion performance on logs: Ruffed Grouse --
Skimming along the coast: Black Skimmer --
A panoply of color: Painted Bunting --
Camouflaging at its finest: American Bittern --
Smart, sociable and popular: Harris's Hawk --
The embodiment of diversity.
Responsibility: by Stan Tekiela.

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Stan Tekiela showcases 28 of the most astonishing species of birds in North America, with photography that captures the birds in action and text that makes for easy yet informative browsing.  Read more...

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