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Birds of the Great Basin.

Birds of the Great Basin

Birds of the Great Basin, by Fred A. Ryser, Jr. (1985; $27.50; $15 paperback). The Great Basin has no unique bird species, but it does have a unique mixture of bird life, from the white pelicans of Pyramid Lake to turkey vultures, masters of static soaring. Like other creatures of the region, birds must deal with climatic extremes. They cope with heat stress by gaping, panting, and resting in the shade of utility poles.

The volume ends with a useful appendix suggesting birding trips to make by branching off the main highways.
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