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Woodpeckers of the World : The Complete Guide.

Author: Gerard Gorman
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Woodpeckers remain one of the most popular families of birds, and they are certainly one of the more unusual. Their legendary ability to excavate holes in wood is well known, and they are uniquely adapted for living in trees - though a few species have become more adapted to ground-dwelling. The family ranges from the tiny piculets of tropical forests to the mighty Imperial Woodpecker of Mexico, sadly now extinct.
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Additional Physical Format: Gorman, Gerard
Woodpeckers of the world
London : Christopher Helm, 2014
528 Seiten
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Gorman
ISBN: 9781408147177 1408147173
OCLC Number: 1043890461
Description: 1 online resource (448 pages)

Abstract:

Woodpeckers remain one of the most popular families of birds, and they are certainly one of the more unusual. Their legendary ability to excavate holes in wood is well known, and they are uniquely adapted for living in trees - though a few species have become more adapted to ground-dwelling. The family ranges from the tiny piculets of tropical forests to the mighty Imperial Woodpecker of Mexico, sadly now extinct. In between there is a considerable variety of species, all of a roughly similar shape and design, inhabiting forests and woodlands through the world except Australasia and Antarctica. Covering 239 species, this book is the first definitive photographic guide to woodpeckers. Detailed text looks in detail at the biology of the birds, with particular emphasis on field identification, along with voice, habitat, status, racial variation and distribution. The text is accompanied by a series of high-quality photographs ? more than 750 images, carefully selected to highlight identification criteria. Each species entry is completed by an accurate colour range map. A sister to Owls of the World in the Helm Photographic Guides series, Woodpeckers of the World is an informative, fact-filled and beautifully illustrated guide to a group beloved by all birders.

Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- TAXONOMY -- Nomenclature -- DISTRIBUTION -- Movements and migration -- ANATOMY AND MORPHOLOGY -- Topography of a typical woodpecker -- HABITAT -- BEHAVIOUR -- BREEDING -- PLUMAGE AND MOULT -- Sexual dimorphism -- FOOD AND FORAGING -- FLIGHT -- CALLS -- DRUMMING -- THE IMPORT ANCE OF WOODPECKERS -- Pest Control -- Indicators and keystones -- Technology -- Conservation -- NOTES ON THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS -- JYNX -- 1. EURASIAN WRYNECK -- 2. RED-THROATED WRYNECK -- PICUMNUS -- 3. SPECKLED PICULET -- 4. BAR-BREASTED PICULET -- 5. LAFRESNAYE'S PICULET -- 6. ORINOCO PICULET -- 7. GOLDEN-SPANGLED PICULET -- 8. BLACK-DOTTED PICULET -- 9. ECUADORIAN PICULET -- 10. SCALED PICULET -- 11. WHITE-BELLIED PICULET -- 12. ARROWHEAD PICULET -- 13. SPOTTED PICULET -- 14. SPECKLE-CHESTED PICULET -- 15. VÁRZEA PICULET -- 16. WHITE-BARRED PICULET -- 17. OCELLATED PICULET -- 18. OCHRE-COLLARED PICULET -- 19. WHITE-WEDGED PICULET -- 20. RUSTY-NECKED PICULET -- 21. RUFOUS-BREASTED PICULET -- 22. OCHRACEOUS PICULET -- 23. TAWNY PICULET -- 24. MOTTLED PICULET -- 25. PLAIN-BREASTED PICULET -- 26. FINE-BARRED PICULET -- 27. OLIVACEOUS PICULET -- 28. GREYISH PICULET -- 29. CHESTNUT PICULET -- SASIA -- 30. AFRICAN PICULET -- 31. RUFOUS PICULET -- 32. WHITE-BROWED PICULET -- NESOCTITES -- 33. ANTILLEAN PICULET -- HEMICIRCUS -- 34. GREY-AND-BUFF WOODPECKER -- 35. HEART-SPOTTED WOODPECKER -- MELANERPES -- 36. WHITE WOODPECKER -- 37. LEWIS'S WOODPECKER -- 38. GUADELOUPE WOODPECKER -- 39. PUERTO RICAN WOODPECKER -- 40. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER -- 41. ACORN WOODPECKER -- 42. YELLOW-TUFTED WOODPECKER -- 43. YELLOW-FRONTED WOODPECKER -- 44. GOLDEN-NAPED WOODPECKER -- 45. BEAUTIFUL WOODPECKER -- 46. BLACK-CHEEKED WOODPECKER -- 47. WHITE-FRONTED WOODPECKER -- 48. HISPANIOLAN WOODPECKER.

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