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National Geographic Field Guide To The Birds Of North America Third Edition

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780792274513

ISBN10:
0792274512
Format:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
4/1/1999
Publisher(s):
National Geographic

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Summary

Completely revised and updated, this most up-to-date bird guide on the market features more than 800 North American birds, including 80 new species. The edition is lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned, full-color illustrations, plus range maps and detailed descriptions.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Loonsp. 20
Grebesp. 24
Albatrossesp. 28
Shearwaters, Petrelsp. 30
Gadfly Petrelsp. 32
Storm-Petrelsp. 42
Frigatebirds; Tropicbirdsp. 46
Boobies, Gannetsp. 48
Pelicansp. 50
Anhingas; Cormorantsp. 52
Herons, Bitterns, Egretsp. 56
Storks; Flamingosp. 62
Ibises, Spoonbillsp. 64
Ducks, Geese, Swansp. 66
Whistling-Ducks; Perching Ducksp. 74
Dabbling Ducksp. 76
Pochardsp. 84
Eidersp. 88
Sea Ducksp. 90
Mergansersp. 94
Stiff-tailed Ducks; Exotic Waterfowlp. 96
Illustration: Ducks in Flightp. 98
New World Vultures; Hawks, Kites, Eaglesp. 102
Accipitersp. 110
Buteosp. 112
Caracaras, Falconsp. 120
Illustration: Female Hawks in Flightp. 126
Chacalacas; Partridges, Grouse, Turkeysp. 130
New World Quailp. 140
Limpkin; Rails,Gallinules, Cootsp. 144
Cranesp. 150
Lapwings, Ploversp. 152
Jacanas; Oystercatchers; Stilts, Avocetsp. 158
Sandpipers, Phalaropesp. 160
Dowitchersp. 180
Phalaropesp. 184
Illustration: Shorebirds in Flightp. 186
Skuas, Gulls, Terns, Skimmersp. 190
Jaegersp. 192
Gullsp. 194
Illustration: Immature Gulls in Flightp. 212
Ternsp. 214
Auks, Murres, Puffinsp. 224
Pigeons, Dovesp. 234
Parakeets, Parrotsp. 240
Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anisp. 244
Owlsp. 248
Nightjarsp. 258
Swiftsp. 262
Hummingbirdsp. 264
Trogonsp. 270
Kingfishersp. 272
Woodpeckersp. 274
Sapsuckersp. 278
Tyrant Flycatchersp. 286
Empidonax Flycatchersp. 288
Shrikesp. 304
Vireosp. 306
Crows, Jays, Magpiesp. 312
Larksp. 320
Swallowsp. 322
Wrentit; Chickadees, Titmicep. 326
Verdins; Bushtitsp. 330
Creepers; Nuthatchesp. 332
Wrensp. 334
Dippersp. 336
Kinglets; Old World Warblers, Gnatcatchersp. 338
Old World Flycatchersp. 342
Thrushes, Robinsp. 344
Mockingbirds, Thrashersp. 354
Bulbuls; Starlingsp. 358
Accentors; Wagtails, Pipitsp. 360
Waxwings; Silky-flycatchersp. 364
Wood-Warblersp. 366
Olive Warblerp. 390
Tanagersp. 392
Bananaquits; Towhees, Sparrows, Longspurs, Emberiza Buntingsp. 394
Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Passerina Buntingsp. 428
Blackbirds, Oriolesp. 434
Finchesp. 446
Old World Sparrows; Estrildid Finches; Weaversp. 456
Indexp. 458
Artists' Creditsp. 477
Acknowledgmentsp. 479
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