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Hummingbirds: their life and behavior.

Hummingbirds: Their Life and Behavior

Text by Esther Quesada Tyrrell, photographs by Robert A. Tyrrell. This photographic study of the North American species with its spectacular illustrations was made possible by R. Tyrrell's development of a special photographic technique. These smallest of all birds, fund only in the Western Hemisphere, are fascinating not only for their brilliant plumage but also for their amazing powers of flight. In this definitive work on hummingbirds an introduction to this lovely bird is followed by a comprehensive guide to each of the North American species. Subsequent chapters are devoted to hummingbird anatomy and physiology, flight, courtship, nesting and behavior. An extensive bibliography is included. Crown, 1985, 212 p., color/b&w illus., $35.
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Date:Jun 22, 1985
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