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Often called "jewels in flight" due to their brilliant plumage, the tiny hummingbird is a welcome friend in gardens and on patios everywhere. These fascinating little avians have long captured our imagination with their spectacular beauty and magical ability to hover in midair. Discover these remarkable little birds in the Complete Book of Hummingbirds by Tony Tilford.
This is the ultimate reference guide to hummingbirds, featuring a comprehensive overview of the birds' biology, evolution, behavior, breeding, and migration patterns. You'll be awestruck by the amazing updated collection of full-color photographs depicting hummingbirds in flight and at rest in the Gallery of Hummingbirds.
Learn how to attract hungry hummingbirds to your garden! Discover the kinds of plants and flowers that they love to visit, and how to create artificial feeding stations by making your own hummingbird food. From Woodnymphs and Mountain-Gems to Plovercrests and Hillstars, this thorough book describes all the hummingbirds of the world, and includes a helpful reference section, complete with a glossary and recommended websites for further reading.
Tony Tilford has had a passion for wildlife since childhood. Much of his spare time has been dedicated to the study and photography of birds, and he has written and contributed to many books and accumulated a huge library of color photographs. He lives in Norwich, England, and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and has also served on the governing council of the largest British conservation body, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Previous books include The Handbook of Cage & Aviary Birds and A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Java, Sumatra, and Bali.