The Bird Almanac: A Guide to Essential Facts and Figures of the World's Birds
Firefly Books, 2004 - 460 páginas
Observing birds often raises many intriguing questions. Such as what is the incubation time for those robin eggs sitting in the nest above the porch light? What kinds of flowers attract humming birds? What are the migratory distances of various species? What are the major causes of bird deaths?
The Bird Almanac is an invaluable resource, impressive in scope and depth and complemented with tables and illustrations. This Second Edition has been reformatted for easier use and now features quick-find tabs and an index.
The first section of the book comprehensively covers the history, biology and behavior of birds. Bird physiology, biological systems and anatomy are explained in easy-to-understand terms and annotated illustrations.
Other topics include:
The second section consists of an authoritative world checklist of bird species. The birds are organized by taxonomic order and listed by common and Latin name.
The valuable information in The Bird Almanac fills in the gaps in knowledge of even the most seasoned birder.
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Fossil History of Birds
Major Air Sacs FIGURE
Relative to Body Weight
Flight Speeds for Selected Birds Relative to Mass Aspect Ratio
Selected Groups of Birds
Attracting Birds to the Backyard
Resources for BirdLovers
Selected Video Recordings for Finding
Selected Birding Software and CDROMS
Threatened and Endangered Bird Species
Records in the Bird World
Presidents of Major Ornithological Societies
Presidents of Major BirdWatching Societies
BirdWatching Record Holders
United States Federal Duck Stamp Artists