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Woodpeckers of the world : a photographic guide

Author: Gerard Gorman
Publisher: Buffalo : Firefly Books, 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: Field guides
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Gorman
ISBN: 177085309X 9781770853096
OCLC Number: 896041266
Description: 528 pages : color illustrations, color maps
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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Naturalist and woodpecker expert Gorman examines 239 species in this splendid survey... The guide begins with a brief introduction to all things "woodpecker," including taxonomy, distribution, Read more...

 
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