5 edition of A Field Guide To Western Birds A Completely New Guide To Field Marks Of All Species Found In North America West Of The 100th Meridian With A Section On The Birds Of The Hawaiian Islands found in the catalog.
|Statement||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)|
|Publishers||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 71 p. :|
|Number of Pages||98|
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They are, in fact, the scavengers of the water, and perform a service of great value to mankind by devouring the bodies of various forms of aquatic animals which, in dying, come to the surface and, if cast ashore, might, in decaying, prove a source of disease.
Similar, but head and throat white with grayish on nape and behind eyes. —Arctic regions; breeds from Labrador and Hudson Bay north to northern Greenland and northern Alaska; in winter migrates but little southward; no satisfactory United States record.
Bill black, reddish only at the base; below white tinged with shell pink; tail wholly white; crown black; back pearl. This is only the beginning of the quest which may bring us into close intimacy with the secrets of nature. They are never seen near their homes during the day, the bird then on the nest waiting until night to feed, when the one which has been at sea returns to assume its share of the task of incubation.
Above slate brown, grayer on head; rump white; below white; neck sometimes grayish; tail gray. Similar tobut foreneck in summer reflecting deep blue or green; hindneck paler; smaller, W.
—North America; breeds locally north to California, and from Texas along coast to Virginia and in interior to Manitoba; wanders to Massachusetts; winters from southern California and Texas south to Brazil. They feed on fish which they capture by diving from the air. Critically acclaimed for its innovative design, the Kaufman guide introduced a new generation to birding. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,700grams, ISBN:9780002199001.
A Field Guide to Western Birds published by Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1961. Similar tobut summer ad. The sides of the bill are then bowed outward, the opening widened, forming, with the pouch, an effective net in which fish, twelve and fourteen inches long, are captured.
Throat and front of neck plain buff, usually unmarked; speculum sometimes tipped with white; belly rusty buff; broadly streaked with black.
I also like how categories of voice, similar species, and habitat are bolded and described within the description, making it easier to locate and read. Generally, these geographical variations, as they are called, are the result of climatic conditions.
Lawrence to Lakes Champlain and Ontario, rarely to Lake Michigan. The familiar quack of the barn-yard Duck. —North Atlantic, chiefly eastern; breeds from Shetland Islands northward; winters south to Gibraltar, and rarely Long Island.
—"Chiefly the Interior of North America, from the Gulf Coast to the Fur Countries, breeding from Iowa and the Dakotas northward; west to the Pacific Coast; rare or casual on the Atlantic.
Sooty black, browner below; upper tail coverts white, tipped with black.
The Peterson Field Guide offers a functional twist on the traditional alphabetized index by providing an alphabetically sorted list of both scientific and common names together, making it very easy to find the page number, or range map, of a specific species regardless of which name springs to mind first.
More than 700 species are included, exclusive of subspecies.
Front cover of DJ detached at creases.