The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior

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F rom the New York Times best selling author of the peerless bird identification guide The Sibley Guide to Birds, a landmark exploration of how birds live and what they do.

Designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior combines more than 795 of Sibley's beautiful full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologists.

Introductory essays outline the principles of avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, and more. The 80 family-by-family chapters describe the amazing range of behavior dictated by birds' biology and environment. Among the subjects covered and illustrated are:

--molts and plumages
--habitats
--food and foraging
--vocalizations and displays
--courtship and breeding
--rearing of young
--migration and movements
--scientific groupings
--introduced species
--accidental species
--anatomy
--flight patterns
--nests and eggs
--conservation
--global distribution

Accessibly written, superbly designed and organized, and brilliantly illustrated, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is an indispensable source of information on the avian life around us.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009, c2001
ISBN: 9781400043866
Branch Call Number: 598 .097 SIL
Characteristics: 588 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,25 cm

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