Birder's Handbook

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Simon and Schuster, 1988 - 785 páginas
This is the most complete and authoritative reference book about the birds of North America—up to date and in field-guide format.
The Birder's Handbook is the first of its kind: a portable library of fascinating information not included in your identification guide. For each of the 646 species of birds that breed in North America, The Birder's Handbook will tell you at a glance:
* Where the bird nests, and which sex(es) build(s) the nest;
* How many eggs the bird lays, what they look like, which patent incubates and for how long, and how the young are cared for;
* Food preferences and foraging habits.
You will also find information about displays and mating, wintering, conservation status, and much more. In addition, The Birder's Handbook contains some 250 short essays covering all aspects of avian natural history.
 

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Contenido

Species Treatments Evennumbered Pages 2646
646
Feral Birds
654
DNA and Passerine Classification
662
Acknowledgments
668

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Acerca del autor (1988)

Paul R. Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biology at Stanford University, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of over 400 scientific articles and more than 20 books, including The Population Bomb, Extinction, and The Machinery of Nature.

David S. Dobkin is the author of The Birder's Handbook.

Darryl Wheye is the author of The Birder's Handbook.

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