Encyclopedia of North American birds.159223190X
Encyclopedia of North American birds <onlyinclude> This list of North American birds is a comprehensive listing of all the bird species known from the North American continent north of Mexico. </onlyinclude> .
Ed. by Derek Hall Derek Hall (February 21, 1932 — March 13, 1983) was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He played first-class cricket for Derbyshire between 1955 and 1958. .
Thunder Bay Press
Branch of zoology dealing with the study of birds. Early writings on birds were largely anecdotal (including folklore) or practical (e.g., treatises on falconry and game-bird management). writers and artists present what is subtitled "An essential guide to common birds of North America." After an introduction noting that 60 million North Americans birdwatch for pleasure, they cover 78 native birds from the common loon loon, common name for migratory aquatic birds found in fresh- and saltwater in the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Its strange, laughing call carries for great distances. Like the grebes, loons float low in the water and their legs are placed far back. to the house sparrow. Entries (not in alphabetical order) include color photos, the bird's names, scientific classification, brief essay describing its most interesting features, a world distribution map, size comparison with an adult human, and species summary. The reference includes a glossary, further readings and Web sites.
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