Birds of North America

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1983-10-01
  • Publisher: GOLDEN BOOKS

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Flip through the book to match text with art. Each bird, tree snake, and shell is captured in full color with descriptive text on the facing page so you can identify a specimen or a species quickly, easily, and positively.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
How to Use This Bookp. 10
Loons--Order Gaviiformes; Family Gaviidaep. 18
Grebes--Order Podicipediformes; Family Podicipedidaep. 20
Tubenoses--Order Procellariiformesp. 22
Albatrosses--Family Diomedeidaep. 22
Fulmars, Shearwaters, Petrels--Family Procellariidaep. 24
Storm-Petrels--Family Hydrobatidaep. 30
Pelicans and Allies--Order Pelecaniformesp. 32
Tropicbirds--Family Phaethontidaep. 32
Gannets and Boobies--Family Sulidaep. 34
Pelicans--Family Pelecanidaep. 32
Cormorants--Family Phalacrocoracidaep. 36
Anhingas--Family Anhingidaep. 36
Frigatebirds--Family Fregatidaep. 34
Herons and Allies--Order Ciconiiformesp. 94
Herons and Bitterns--Family Ardeidaep. 94
Ibises and Spoonbills--Family Threskiornithidaep. 100
Storks--Family Ciconiidaep. 100
Flamingos--Order Phoenicopteriformes; Family Phoenicopteridaep. 100
Waterfowl--Order Anseriformes; Family Anatidaep. 38
Whistling-Ducks, Swans, and Geese--Subfamily Anserinaep. 38
Whistling-Ducks--Tribe Dendrocygninip. 52
Swans--Tribe Cygninip. 40
Geese--Tribe Anserinip. 42
Ducks--Subfamily Anatinaep. 46
Surface-feeding Ducks--Tribes Anatini and Cairininip. 46
Bay Ducks--Tribe Aythyinip. 54
Sea Ducks and Mergansers--Tribe Merginip. 56
Stiff-tailed Ducks--Tribe Oxyurinip. 62
Vultures, Hawks, and Falcons--Order Falconiformesp. 66
American Vultures--Family Cathartidaep. 66
Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Ospreys--Family Accipitridaep. 68
Caracaras and Falcons--Family Falconidaep. 78
Gallinaceous Birds--Order Galliformesp. 84
Chachalacas--Family Cracidaep. 84
Pheasants and Allies--Family Phasianidaep. 84
Partridges and Pheasants--Subfamily Phasianinaep. 92
Grouse and Ptarmigan--Subfamily Tetraoninaep. 86
Turkeys--Subfamily Meleagridinaep. 84
Quail--Subfamily Odontophorinaep. 90
Cranes and Allies--Order Gruiformesp. 102
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots--Family Rallidaep. 104
Limpkins--Family Aramidaep. 102
Cranes--Family Gruidaep. 102
Shorebirds, Gulls and Alcids--Order Charadriiformesp. 108
Plovers--Family Charadriidaep. 112
Oystercatchers--Family Haematopodidaep. 110
Stilts and Avocets--Family Recurvirostridaep. 110
Jacanas--Family Jacanidaep. 110
Sandpipers, Turnstones, Surfbirds, Phalaropes--Family Scolopacidaep. 116
Gulls and Allies--Family Laridaep. 138
Jaegers and Skuas--Subfamily Stercorariinaep. 138
Gulls--Subfamily Larinaep. 140
Terns--Subfamily Sterninaep. 152
Skimmers--Subfamily Rynchopinaep. 156
Alcids--Family Alcidaep. 160
Pigeons, Doves--Order Columbiformes; Family Columbidaep. 166
Parrots--Order Psittaciformes; Family Psittacidaep. 170
Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis--Order Cuculiformes; Family Cuculidaep. 172
Owls--Order Strigiformes; Families Tytonidae, Strigidaep. 174
Goatsuckers--Order Caprimulgiformes; Family Caprimulgidaep. 182
Swifts and Hummingbirds--Order Apodiformesp. 184
Swifts--Family Apodidaep. 184
Hummingbirds--Family Trochilidaep. 186
Trogons--Order Trogoniformes; Family Trogonidaep. 192
Kingfishers--Order Coraciiformes; Family Alcedinidaep. 192
Woodpeckers--Order Piciformes; Family Picidaep. 194
Perching Birds--Order Passeriformesp. 202
Tyrant Flycatchers and Becards--Family Tyrannidaep. 204
Larks--Family Alaudidaep. 218
Swallows--Family Hirundinidaep. 218
Jays, Magpies, and Crows--Family Corvidaep. 222
Chickadees and Titmice--Family Paridaep. 228
Verdins--Family Remizidaep. 232
Bushtits--Family Aegithalidaep. 232
Nuthatches--Family Sittidaep. 234
Creepers--Family Certhiidaep. 234
Bulbuls--Family Pycnonotidaep. 232
Wrens--Family Troglodytidaep. 236
Dippers--Family Cinclidaep. 232
Old World Warblers, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers, Thrushes--Family Muscicapidaep. 244
Old World Warblers, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers--Subfamily Sylviinaep. 252
Old World Flycatchers--Subfamily Muscicapinaep. 254
Bluebirds, Solitaires, Other Thrushes--Subfamily Turdinaep. 244
Wrentits--Subfamily Timaliinaep. 232
Mockingbirds and Thrashers--Family Mimidaep. 240
Wagtails and Pipits--Family Motacillidaep. 254
Waxwings--Family Bombycillidaep. 258
Silky-Flycatchers--Family Ptilogonatidaep. 258
Shrikes--Family Laniidaep. 260
Starlings--Family Sturnidaep. 260
Vireos--Family Vireonidaep. 262
Wood-Warblers, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Sparrows, Blackbirds--Family Emberizidaep. 268
Wood-Warblers--Subfamily Parulinaep. 268
Bananaquits--Subfamily Coerebinaep. 262
Tanagers--Subfamily Thraupinaep. 306
Grosbeaks, Tropical Buntings, Dickcissel--Subfamily Cardinalinaep. 308
Towhees, Sparrows, Longspurs--Subfamily Emberizinaep. 322
Blackbirds and Orioles--Subfamily Icterinaep. 296
Finches--Family Fringillidaep. 308
Bramblings--Subfamily Fringillinaep. 314
Cardueline Finches--Subfamily Carduelinaep. 308
Old World Sparrows --Family Passeridaep. 296
Bibliographyp. 346
Indexp. 347
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