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A distinguished nature artist and birder presents a new field identification guide to North American birds that features more than 6,500 richly detailed, full-color paintings of hundreds of avian species, accompanied by information on bird calls, stages of growth, shapes, markings, ranges, migration routes, breeding locations, and habitats. 35,000 first printing. *Author: Sibley, David/ Audubon Society (EDT) *Series Title: Audubon Society Nature Guides *Publication Date: 2000/10/01 *Number of Pages: 544 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.75
Not merely a guide to bird-watching, this book provides a vast array of information on birds, including detailed essays on anatomy and behavior, plus information on migration, nesting, and much more. The book is illustrated with nearly 800 paintings as well as with useful maps and charts, and it contains a glossary and a species checklist.
From David Sibley, the renowned artist and birder, heir to the mantle of Roger Tory Peterson, comes this landmark addition to Knopf's National Audubon Society publishing program: a field identification guide to North American birds containing his superbly lucid and comprehensive text and more than 6,500 of his paintings beautiful, richly detailed, brilliantly reproduced in full color.|Sibley depicts and annotates 810 species and 350 regional populations, showing their stages, forms, shapes, colors, and markings. He describes each species' calls, and provides a full-color range map showing each species' migration routes and its summer, winter, and breeding locations.