Book
xiv, 195 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • The resurrection of the Lord God Bird
  • The death list
  • The hermit and the hawk
  • The continuing saga of the resurrection of the Lord God Bird
  • The life list
  • The professor and the pigeon
  • The stunning conclusion of the continuing saga of the resurrection of the Lord God Bird
  • The Christmas count
  • The ghost of the goshawk.
After stumbling upon a book of photographs depicting extinct animals, B.J. Hollars became fascinated by the creatures that are no longer with us; specifically, extinct North American birds. How, he wondered, could we preserve so beautifully on film what we've failed to preserve in life? And so begins his yearlong journey to find out, one that leads him from bogs to art museums, from archives to Christmas Counts, until he at last comes as close to extinct birds as he ever will during a behind-the-scenes visit at the Chicago Field Museum. Heartbroken by the birds we've lost, Hollars takes refuge in those that remain. Armed with binoculars, a field guide, and knowledgeable friends, he begins his transition from budding birder to environmentally conscious citizen, a first step on a longer journey toward understanding the true tragedy of a bird's song silenced forever. Told with charm and wit, Flock Together is a remarkable memoir that shows how "knowing" the natural world-even just a small part-illuminates what it means to be a global citizen and how only by embracing our ecological responsibilities do we ever become fully human. A moving elegy to birds we've lost, Hollars's exploration of what we can learn from extinct species will resonate in the minds of readers long beyond the final page.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803296428 20170213
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xxvi, 507 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm + 2 audio discs (sound ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • What is Intelligence Anyway? Definitions, Models, and Theories Learning Thought Emotion Consciousness Behavior Language, Culture, and Technology Adaptation, Instinct, and Intuition Heron Background Green Heron Great Blue Heron Black-crowned Night Heron Yellow-crowned Night Heron Discussion Canada Geese Background Characteristics Family Life and Daily Activities Seasonal Behaviors Individual Behaviors Discussion Mallard Duck Background Characteristics Family Life and Daily Activities Seasonal Behaviors Individual Behaviors Comparison of Mallard Duck and Canada Geese Behavior Discussion Ruby-throated Hummingbird Background Characteristics Family Life Individual Behaviors Discussion Cardinal Background Characteristics Family Life Individual Behaviors Discussion Budgerigar Background Characteristics Uzziel Precious Slate, Lilac, Sunflower, and Sky Other Interesting, Surprising, and Amusing Behaviors Discussion Zebra Finches Background Characteristics Adult Zebra Finch Behaviors Development and Behavior of Zebra Finch Nestlings (0-3 months) Discussion Meyer's Parrot and Red-Bellied Parrot Background Characteristics Squeaky Sydney Discussion Indian Ringneck Parakeet Background Characteristics Maku Snapdragon Bluebell Dusty Discussion Mitred Conure Background Characteristics Rudy Buster Discussion Avian Communication Patterns Background Mallard Duck Ice Medley, Disk 1 Track 1 Canada Geese Winter Song, Disk 1 Track 2 Canada Goslings, Disk 1 Track 3 Zebra Finch Phonics, Disk 1, Track 4 Indian Ringneck Parakeet Roundtable, Disk 2 Track 1 Meyer's Parrot Beeps and Whistles, Disk 2 Track 2 Mitred Conure Chortling, Disk 2 Track 3 Budgerigar Morning Chorus, Disk 2 Track 4 Epilogue Appendices Glossary Bibliography Observation Locations and Populations Budgerigars and Children: A Tribute to Perky External factors to consider when giving a bird a medical exam.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498748421 20160815
Unlike any other book, Avian Cognition thoroughly examines avian intelligence, behavior, and individuality. Preferences, choices, motivation, and habits of species, flocks, and individual birds are discussed and compared. This book investigates who birds are and why they do what they do. Daily, seasonal, and play activities, creativity, reasoning abilities, problem-solving skills, social interaction, life stages, and communication patterns are described, and a distinction is made between vocalizations that are learned and those that are inherited. The behavior and intelligence of both wild and pet birds is compared, and unlike other books, entire chapters are devoted to a single species.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498748421 20160815
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3. Avian medicine [2016]

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xii, 699 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • 1. Housing, Environment and Public Awareness 2. Avian Intelligence, Clinical Behavior and Welfare 3. Nutrition and Nutritional Management 4. Capture and Handling 5. The Clinical Examination 6. Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostic Examination 7. Anesthesia and Analgesia 8. Medical, Nursing and Cosmetic Procedures 9. Trauma-Related Medical Conditions 10. Management-Related Medical Conditions 11. Soft Tissue Surgery 12. Orthopedic Surgery 13. Systemic Diseases 14. Infectious Diseases 15. Reproduction 16. Post-Mortem Examination 17. Forensic Investigations in Avian Medicine Appendices Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780723438328 20160619
Combining the in-depth coverage of a text with the practicality of a clinical manual and the visual detail of an atlas, Avian Medicine, 3rd Edition is the complete, all-in-one guide to every aspect of avian care. Written by some of the world's leading authorities in avian medicine, this highly illustrated reference covers a wide variety of avian species - including psittacines, raptors, bustards, parrots, finches, and more. Comprehensive coverage includes issues ranging from the basic aspects of patient management to the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques. Plus, with more illustrations, a wealth of practical advice, and the latest information on cutting-edge treatments and procedures incorporated into this new edition, today's general clinician will be fully equipped to effectively and confidently care for all birds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780723438328 20160619
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280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Foreword / by Scott Weidensaul
  • Introduction : It's tough to be a bird
  • Birds, beaks, and bellies : the whys and wherefores of foraging
  • Can you see UV? : how birds employ their sensory abilities
  • Ups and downs : the animals that conquered the air
  • Travel hither and yon : migration and navigation in an endless sky
  • Weather survival strategies : enduring heat, cold, wind, and rain
  • Bird communities : how birds live together
  • Human influences : what we do to birds.
When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don't see is the arduous, life-threatening challenges they face at every moment. In Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs, ornithologist Roger Lederer guides the reader through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, who manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of their plumage in winter. Or urban birds who navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more. Roger Lederer has studied bird behaviour for more than thirty years. In Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs he shares this knowledge in an entertaining and eye-opening way that will be widely embraced by birders and nature lovers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781604696486 20160808
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318 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments 8 Introduction 10 Wide-Angle Birding: Be the Bird, See the Bird 11 Becoming a "Good Birder": Understanding the Basics 12 Birding Mentors 26 Why Birding Is Cool 26 Waterbirds Loons 29 Swans 45 Mallard and Monochromatic "Mallards" 57 White Herons 69 Coastal Birds Eiders 83 Brachyramphus Murrelets 93 Pacific Cormorants 103 Seabirds Sulids: Northern Gannet and Boobies 115 Tropical Terns 129 Atlantic Gadflies 137 Large Shorebirds Curlews 149 Godwits 161 Skulkers Marsh Sparrows 175 Small Wrens (Troglodytes and Cistothorus) 187 Birds of Forest and Edge Accipiters 199 American Rosefinches 211 Aerial Insectivores Swifts 221 Night Birds Screech-Owls: An "Otus" and the Megascops 231 Nighthawks 241 Open-Country Birds Yellow-bellied Kingbirds 253 Black Corvids: Crows and Ravens 265 Pipits 281 Longspurs 293 Cowbirds 303 Index 312.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691129662 20160619
Better Birding reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field--quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of stunning photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy--parts so integral to every bird's identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds. Better Birding puts the thrill of expert bird identification within your reach. * Reveals the techniques used by expert birders for quick and easy identification* Simplifies identification with strategies tailored to different groupings of birds* Features hundreds of photos and composite plates that illustrate the different techniques* Fosters a wide-angle approach to field birding* Provides a foundation for building stronger birding skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691129662 20160619
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192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
  • Foreword 8 Introduction 10 1 From Bird Brain to Feathered Ape 16 2 Where Did I Hide that Worm? 40 3 Getting the Message Across 64 4 Feathered Friends (and Enemies) 88 5 The Right Tool for the Job 112 6 Know Thyself, and Other 136 7 No Longer Bird-Brains 160 Glossary 185 References 186 Further Reading & Index 188 Acknowledgements 192.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691165172 20161010
Birds have not been known for their high IQs, which is why a person of questionable intelligence is sometimes called a "birdbrain." Yet in the past two decades, the study of avian intelligence has witnessed dramatic advances. From a time when birds were seen as simple instinct machines responding only to stimuli in their external worlds, we now know that some birds have complex internal worlds as well. This beautifully illustrated book provides an engaging exploration of the avian mind, revealing how science is exploding one of the most widespread myths about our feathered friends--and changing the way we think about intelligence in other animals as well. Bird Brain looks at the structures and functions of the avian brain, and describes the extraordinary behaviors that different types of avian intelligence give rise to. It offers insights into crows, jays, magpies, and other corvids--the "masterminds" of the avian world--as well as parrots and some less-studied species from around the world. This lively and accessible book shows how birds have sophisticated brains with abilities previously thought to be uniquely human, such as mental time travel, self-recognition, empathy, problem solving, imagination, and insight. Written by a leading expert and featuring a foreword by Frans de Waal, renowned for his work on animal intelligence, Bird Brain shines critical new light on the mental lives of birds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691165172 20161010
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ix, 128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
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8. Birds in trouble [2016]

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xvii, 200 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • The importance of bird habitat
  • What can be done to help birds
  • Species accounts of birds in trouble
  • Trumpeter swan
  • Gunnison sage-grouse and Greater sage-grouse
  • Greater prairie-chicken and Lesser prairie-chicken
  • Yellow-billed loon
  • Clark's grebe
  • Black-capped petrel and Bermuda petrel
  • Ashy storm-petrel
  • Reddish egret
  • Ferruginous hawk
  • Yellow rail and black rail
  • Whooping crane
  • Snowy plover and Piping plover
  • Mountain plover
  • Wandering tattler
  • Bristle-thighed curlew
  • Long-billed curlew
  • Hudsonian godwit
  • Red knot
  • Buff-breasted sandpiper
  • Kittlitz's , Xantus's (now Scripps's murrelet and Guadalupe murrelet), and Craveri's murrelets
  • Ivory gull
  • Flammulated owl
  • Spotted owl
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker
  • Red-crowned parrot
  • Black-capped vireo
  • Florida scrub-jay and Island scrub-jay
  • California gnatcatcher
  • Bicknell's thrush
  • McKay's bunting
  • Colima warbler
  • Kirtland's warbler
  • Cerulean warbler
  • Golden-cheeked warbler
  • Brown-capped rosy-finch and Black rosy-finch
  • Helping everyday birds
  • Appendix 1. Species population estimates
  • Appendix 2. Status of birds in trouble
  • Appendix 3. Status of birds under the Endangered Species Act.
As oil was washing up on the shores of Louisiana, coveringshorebirds and their nests and eggs after the Deepwater Horizondisaster, Lynn Barber decided to write this book to heightenawareness, not only of the plight of bird species that are decliningin numbers every year, but also of the ways in which the birds wesee every day may also face the same fate. First explaining the idea of birds "in trouble"-and what thatmeans in terms of population, conservation status, and nationaland international designations-the book then turns to thehabitats that are important to birds, how they are affected bychanges in these habitats, and what ordinary people can do tohelp counter those negative effects. Barber then profiles forty-twospecies that are in trouble in the United States, discussing thelikely reasons why and what, if anything, we can do to improvetheir situations. Illustrated throughout with the author's signaturebird art, the book closes with a reminder about what we can doto insure that the birds we see every day in our yards, parks, andcommunities will remain with us.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623493592 20160704
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9. Birds of Botswana [2016]

Book
398 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 cm.
  • Foreword 7 Acknowledgments 8 Introduction 9 Botswana at a glance 9 Biogeographic context 10 Vegetation and habitat types 11 Overview of Botswana's birds 17 Where to see birds in Botswana 17 How to use this book 20 BirdLife Botswana 22 Glossary 23 Bird Topography 26 Species Accounts 28-383 Struthionidae 28 Numididae 28 Phasianidae 30 Turnicidae 34 Anatidae36 Podicipedidae 46 Phoenicopteridae 48 Ciconiidae 50 Scopidae 54 Threskiornithidae 56 Ardeidae 58 Pelecanidae 70 Phalacrocoracidae 72 Anhingidae 74 Heliornithidae 74 Sagittariidae 76 Pandionidae 76 Accipitridae 78 Falconidae 112 Otididae 120 Gruidae 124 Sarothruridae 126 Rallidae 126 Burhinidae 134 Recurvirostridae 134 Charadriidae 136 Rostratulidae 142 Jacanidae 144 Scolopacidae 146 Glareolidae 158 Stercorariidae 164 Laridae 164 Pteroclidae 170 Columbidae 172 Musophagidae178 Cuculidae 180 Strigidae 190 Tytonidae 196 Caprimulgidae 198 Apodidae 202 Trogonidae 206 Coliidae 208 Coraciidae 210 Alcedinidae 212 Meropidae 218 Upupidae 222 Phoeniculidae 222 Bucerotidae 224 Bucorvidae 226 Lybiidae 228 Indicatoridae 230 Picidae 232 Psittacidae 236 Platysteiridae 238 Prionopidae 240 Eurylaimidae 240 Malaconotidae 242 Dicruridae 248 Campephagidae 248 Monarchidae 250 Laniidae 250 Oriolidae 254 Pittidae 256 Corvidae 256 Stenostiridae 258 Paridae 258 Remizidae 260 Nicatoridae 260 Alaudidae 262 Pycnonotidae 272 Hirundinidae 274 Macrosphenidae 282 Phylloscopidae 282 Acrocephalidae 284 Locustellidae 290 Cisticolidae 290 Leiothrichidae 302 Sylviidae 306 Zosteropidae 308 Certhiidae 308 Sturnidae 310 Buphagidae 316 Turdidae 318 Muscicapidae 320 Nectariniidae 334 Passeridae 338 Ploceidae 344 Estrildidae 356 Viduidae 364 Motacillidae 370 Fringillidae 378 Emberizidae 382 Appendix of Additional Species 384 References 385 Species Index 386 About the Author & Illustrator 398.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691157177 20160619
Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana's stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 species recorded to date, Birds of Botswana features more than 1,200 superb color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and a color distribution map for each species. Drawing on the latest regional and national data, the book highlights the best birding areas in Botswana, provides helpful tips on where and when to see key species, and depicts special races and morphs specific to Botswana. This is the first birding guide written by a Botswana-based ornithologist and the only one dedicated specifically to Botswana. Portable and easy to use, Birds of Botswana is the essential travel companion for anyone visiting this remarkable country. * Covers all 597 species of birds found in Botswana, including subspecies and color variants specific to Botswana * Features more than 1,200 color illustrations--with more than one illustration for species where the sexes and ages differ * Includes detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and color distribution maps * Draws on the latest bird data and the expertise of leading birders in Botswana.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691157177 20160619
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xv, 415 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
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11. Birds of Nepal [2016]

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368 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
This fully updated edition of Birds of Nepal is the most comprehensive guide to the birds of this beautiful Himalayan country. The texts have been completely re-written for this edition and many of the illustrations have been replaced. In addition, maps have been included for the first time. Every species recorded in Nepal is covered, including vagrants, with accurate distribution maps for most species. 142 colour plates are featured, illustrating more than 790 species with text on facing pages for quick and easy reference. The comprehensive text covers identification, voice, habits, habitats, altitudinal range, distribution and status.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472905710 20161213
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668 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
  • Preface 8 PART ONE Introduction 11 The New Guinea Region 11 New Guinea in Context 12 New Guinea's Bird Regions 13 References and Data Sources 16 Systematics 18 Taxonomy 21 Species Concepts 22 Treatment of Subspecies 23 The Avifauna 25 Historical Biogeography 25 The Checklist and Nature Conservation 26 The Future 27 Layout of the Accounts 28 Terms, Usage, and Abbreviations 34 Figures 37 PART TWO Casuariiformes 40 Casuariidae 40 Galliformes 44 Megapodiidae 44 Phasianidae 50 Anseriformes 53 Anseranatidae 53 Anatidae 54 Phoenicopteriformes 61 Podicipedidae 61 Columbiformes 63 Columbidae 63 Phaethontiformes 92 Phaethontidae 92 Procellariiformes 93 Oceanitidae 94 Hydrobatidae 96 Procellariidae 97 Ciconiiformes 103 Ciconiidae 103 Pelecanidae 104 Threskiornithidae 105 Ardeidae 108 Fregatidae 116 Sulidae 117 Phalacrocoracidae 120 Anhingidae 122 Otidiformes 123 Otididae 123 Gruiformes 123 Rallidae 124 Gruidae 135 Cuculiformes 136 Centropodidae 136 Cuculidae 138 Caprimulgiformes 148 Podargidae 149 Caprimulgidae 150 Aegothelidae 153 Apodidae 157 Charadriiformes 163 Burhinidae 163 Haematopodidae 164 Recurvirostridae 165 Charadriidae 166 Jacanidae 171 Scolopacidae 171 Turnicidae 184 Glareolidae 186 Laridae 187 Stercorariidae 197 Accipitriformes 198 Pandionidae 199 Accipitridae 200 Strigiformes 213 Tytonidae 213 Strigidae 216 Bucerotiformes 219 Bucerotidae 219 Coraciiformes 220 Meropidae 220 Coraciidae 221 Halcyonidae 222 Alcedinidae 233 Falconiformes 235 Falconidae 235 Psittaciformes 238 Cacatuidae 238 Psittrichasidae 240 Psittaculidae 241 Passeriformes 271 Pittidae 271 Ptilonorhynchidae 274 Climacteridae 282 Maluridae 284 Meliphagidae 288 Acanthizidae 325 Pomatostomidae 340 Orthonychidae 341 Cnemophilidae 342 Melanocharitidae 345 Paramythiidae 352 Psophodidae 354 Cinclosomatidae 355 Machaerirhynchidae 360 Cracticidae 362 Artamidae 365 Rhagologidae 367 Campephagidae 368 Neosittidae 379 Oreoicidae 381 Eulacestomatidae 383 Pachycephalidae 384 Oriolidae 400 Rhipiduridae 406 Dicruridae 413 Ifritidae 415 Paradisaeidae 416 Melampittidae 438 Monarchidae 440 Corvidae 453 Laniidae 454 Petroicidae 455 Alaudidae 473 Hirundinidae 474 Pycnonotidae 478 Phylloscopidae 479 Zosteropidae 481 Acrocephalidae 487 Locustellidae 489 Cisticolidae 492 Sturnidae 494 Turdidae 498 Muscicapidae 500 Dicaeidae 503 Nectariniidae 506 Passeridae 510 Estrildidae 511 Motacillidae 520 PART THREE Bibliography 525 Geographic Gazetteer 560 J. L. Mandeville and W. S. Peckover Index of English Bird Names and Topics 633 Index of Scientific Names 647.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691164243 20160718
New Guinea, the largest tropical island, supports a spectacular bird fauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Of the nearly 800 species of birds recorded from New Guinea, more than 350 are found nowhere else on Earth. This comprehensive annotated checklist of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of New Guinea is the first formal review of this avifauna since Ernst Mayr's Checklist, published in 1941. This new book brings together all the systematic, taxonomic, and distributional research conducted on the region's bird families over the last 70 years. Bruce Beehler and Thane Pratt provide the scientific foundation for the names, geographic distributions, and systematic arrangement of New Guinea's bird fauna. All technical information is annotated and a geographic gazetteer and bibliography are included. This book is an ideal complement to the Birds of New Guinea field guide also published by Princeton, and is an essential technical reference for all scientific libraries, ornithologists, and those interested in bird classification. * The first complete revision of the New Guinea bird fauna since 1941* Accounts for 75 bird species new to the region* Includes a geographic gazetteer, bibliography, and explanations of taxonomic and systematic classifications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691164243 20160718
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752 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
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458 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
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234 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm
The origin of New Zealand birds is a story whose continuing evolution in the last 30 years especially has upset many apple carts - from the idea that the moa has evolved from a small South American bird which flew to ancient New Zealand, to the seeming preposterous suggestion that the kiwi is more closely related to the Madagascan elephant bird than the moa. What, then, of the kakapo, kea, tui, rifleman, stitchbird and the rest of our iconic New Zealand birds? Garry Sheeran has dug up what professionals are re-discovering about the origin of New Zealand birds with the help of modern scientific tools. A particular theme is the influence of Australian avifauna on New Zealand's bird life. In Part 1 he tells of his layman's latter-day interest in birds with enthusiasm, originality and charm. He also traces how the origin stories of birds are closely connected to the origins of the islands and continents on which they are found. Part 2 contains specific origin stories of more than 80 mainly land and shore birds, and traces their possible connection to Australian birds. The book is aimed as much at readers with little knowledge of New Zealand's bird life as it is at enthusiastic and knowledgeable birders. Writes Colin Miskelly, terrestrial vertebrates of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
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448 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
  • INTRODUCTION 7 Region Covered 9 Range Maps 9 Format of the Species Accounts 11 Taxonomy 11 Conservation 12 Habitats 13 Elevational Zones 19 Bird Topography 20 SPECIES ACCOUNTS 23 Tinamous 24 Guans, Chachalacas, Curassows, and Screamer 26 New-World Quails, Whistling-Ducks 30 Ducks 30 Grebes 36 Storks 36 Albatrosses 38 Petrels and Shearwaters 38 Storm-petrels 38 Tropicbirds 40 Flamingos 40 Ibises and Spoonbills 40 Herons, Bitterns, and Egrets 42 Frigatebirds 48 Pelicans 48 Boobies 50 Anhinga 54 Cormorants 54 Vultures 56 Osprey 58 Kites, Hawks, and Eagles 58 Falcons and Caracaras 82 Rails, Gallinules, and Coots 90 Limpkin 96 Stilts 96 Oystercatchers 96 Sunbittern 96 Thick-knees 96 Jacanas 98 Lapwings and Plovers 98 Seedsnipes 102 Snipes, Sandpipers, and Related Shorebirds 102 Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers 114 Pigeons and Doves 124 Parakeets, Parrots, and Macaws 132 Cuckoos and Anis 140 Owls 144 Nighthawks and Nightjars 152 Potoos 156 Oilbird 156 Swifts 158 Hummingbirds 162 Quetzals and Trogons 196 Kingfishers 202 Motmots 204 Jacamars 204 Puffbirds 204 New World Barbets 208 Toucan Barbet 208 Aracaris and Toucans 210 Woodpeckers 214 Ovenbirds (Furnariids) and Woodcreepers 222 Antbirds 242 Antthrushes 254 Antpittas 256 Tapaculos 260 Crescentchest 260 Tyrant Flycatchers 264 Tityras and Becards 302 Sapayoa 306 Cotingas and Fruiteaters 308 Pihas 314 Mourners 314 Manakins 316 Schiffornis 318 Peppershrikes and Vireos 320 Greenlets, Gnatcatchers, and Gnatwrens 322 Mockingbirds 324 Jays 324 Dippers 324 Martins and Swallows 326 Wrens 332 Solitaires and Thrushes 338 Euphonias and Chlorophonias 344 Siskins 348 Goldfinches and Pipits 350 New World Warblers 350 Oropendolas, Orioles, and Blackbirds 360 Bush-tanagers (Chlorospinguses) 366 Piranga Tanagers 368 Tanagers 370 Bananaquit 386 Dacnises 390 Honeycreepers 392 Hemispinguses 394 Tit-like Dacnis 394 Conebills 396 Flowerpiercers 396 Sparrows 400 Chestnut Munia 400 Brush-finches 402 Tanager Finch 406 Plushcap 406 Sierra-finches 408 Slaty Finch 408 Sicalis Finches 410 Crimson-breasted Finch 410 Grassquits 412 Warbling-finches 412 Seed-finches and Seedeaters 414 Grosbeaks 420 Saltators 422 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 424 APPENDIX I: SPECIES NOT INCLUDED 425 APPENDIX II: PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS 428 GLOSSARY 431 SPECIES INDEX (ENGLISH AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES) 434.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691157801 20160802
Western Ecuador is famed for its astonishingly diverse birdlife, from colorful hummingbirds and outrageous toucans to more difficult groups like raptors, flycatchers, and ovenbirds. Here is the ultimate photographic guide to the spectacular birds of this region. Featuring nearly 1,500 stunning color photos of 946 species, this richly detailed and taxonomically sophisticated field guide will help you with even the toughest identification challenges. Species accounts, photos, and color distribution maps appear side by side, making it easier than ever to find what you are looking for, whether you are in the field or preparing for your trip. * Features nearly 1,500 photos of 946 species* Includes facing-page species accounts, photos, and maps* Provides photos of multiple plumages for many species* Helps you to differentiate between similar species.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691157801 20160802
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560 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction 4 THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS 6 Wildfowl (swans, geese, ducks) 14 Cormorants, divers and grebes 70 Seabirds (Gannet, Fulmar, shearwaters, petrels) 86 Rare seabirds 98 Gulls and terns 102 Skuas 156 Auks (puffins, guillemots, Razorbill, murrelets) 165 Waders (plovers, sandpipers, curlews, godwits, snipe and related species) 173 Vagrant waders 221 Large waterside birds (herons, bitterns, egrets, ibis, Spoonbill, cranes, storks) 236 Bustards 252 Crakes and rails (includes Moorhen, coots, gallinules) 254 Pheasants, partridges, grouse and related species 263 Pigeons and doves 273 Sandgrouse 274 Owls and nightjars 281 Birds of prey (eagles, kites, Osprey, buzzards, harriers, hawks, falcons and related species) 292 Kingfishers, cuckoos, Hoopoe, bee-eaters, Roller and parrot 326 Woodpeckers 333 Aerial feeders (swifts, swallows, martins) 338 Larks, pipits and wagtails 347 Dipper, Wren, accentors, oriole, starlings and waxwings 366 Thrushes, chats and wheatears 376 Warblers, cisticola and crests 403 Flycatchers 438 Tits, nuthatches and 'creepers' 443 Shrikes 456 Crows (includes Jay, Magpie, Nutcracker) 464 Sparrows and finches 474 Buntings 496 Vagrant landbirds from North America 510 Birds of uncertain origin and escapes/introductions 522 British & Irish Lists, status and legislation 524 Acknowledgements and photo credits 541 Index 552.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691158891 20161114
Britain's Birds will be enjoyed, valued and constantly referred to by all bird watchers--whether beginner, experienced or professional. This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and practical bird book of modern times, featuring an unrivalled selection of photographs that show all the plumages you are likely to see. Focusing on identification, and containing maps, facts and figures on numbers and distributions, this breakthrough publication was devised by a team of lifelong birdwatchers, all with many years' experience of showing people birds and producing user-friendly field guides. * Comprehensive coverage of every bird recorded in Britain and Ireland* The only photographic guide to show all plumages likely to be encountered* More than 3,200 superb colour photographs carefully selected to show key identification features* Many photographs of individual rare birds identified in Britain and Ireland* Simple steps to help you find and identify any bird you see* Pages designed to allow easy and accurate comparison* Latest information on status, population, distribution and conservation designations* Distribution maps featuring summer, winter and resident ranges, plus details of migration routes to and from Britain and Ireland.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691158891 20161114
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240 pages : illustrations (full colour photos) ; 21 cm
Ever looked at a bird and thought, 'I wonder why birds sing...'? Find the answer to this and many more intriguing questions about birds here. How do ducks on frozen ponds stop their feet from freezing solid in winter? Do birds sleep standing up? Why do some species migrate yet others don't? And do birds have knees? Stephen Moss answers 450 questions aimed at birdwatchers of all levels, conveying a veritable feast of bird-related information in his friendly and accessible style. Drawing on up-to-date research and illustrated with more than 200 colour photos, Do Birds Have Knees? will enthral, amuse and enlighten everyone with an interest in birds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472932358 20161114
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208 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Stunningly illustrated and simple to use, this brand new, fully updated, edition of a practical and informative guide is a must for any birdwatcher's pocket. Whether observing what is feeding, nesting or bathing in your garden, or further afield, or trying to identify a bird on the wing, this book is perfect for use at home, out in the car or in the field. Arranged in taxonomic species order, it is ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced birdwatcher. The comprehensive and informative jargon-free text is written by birdwatching expert Mark Golley. This book is packed with identification tips, details of habitat and calls for over 280 bird species, and includes all those seen regularly in Britain and Ireland, as well as some of the less common migrants. It is illustrated throughout with more than 1,000 spectacular, full-colour illustrations by leading bird artist David Daly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472917461 20160711
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Book
xiv, 633 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
The "Field Guide to the Birds of Suriname" (with its 107 color plates) provides the first handy pocket guide for the 746 species (including 760 subspecies) that are known to occur in this beautiful and friendly country.
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Science Library (Li and Ma)