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Download and read online Tanagers Cardinals and Finches of the United States and Canada in PDF and EPUB Featuring more than two hundred full-color plates by some of America's leading wildlife and bird photographers, a comprehensive guide to North America's tanagers, cardinals, and finches furnishes detailed descriptions of the various species, along with helpful identification keys, range maps, and information on behavior, characteristics, natural history, and vocalization. Original.
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Download and read online Jim Burns Arizona Birds in PDF and EPUB Jim Burns' Arizona Birds is a portrayal of the habits and habitats of seventy-five of these unique southwestern species. Birdwatchers new to the game will find a wealth of knowledge on and insight into some familiar favorites, as well as all idea of what it takes to accomplish more uncommon sightings. Veteran birders will appreciate Burns' unique incorporation of natural history and other details beyond the usual taxonomic data and will enjoy reminders of their own triumphs and heartbreaks in his colorful personal accounts of vehicular breakdowns, photographic faux pas, and egregious identification errors in the field.
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Download and read online American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America in PDF and EPUB Updated to reflect all the latest taxonomic data, American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America is the complete photographic guide to the 657 species of birds found in the United States and Canada. Ideal for the armchair bird enthusiast or dedicated bird watcher, this book includes stunning full-color photographs revealing 657 individual species with unrivaled clarity. The 550 most commonly seen birds are pictured with plumage variations, and images of subspecies and information on similar birds are provided to make differentiation easy, from game birds and waterfowl to shorebirds and swifts to owls, flycatchers, finches, and more. You can even discover which species to expect when and where with up-to-date, color-coded maps highlighting habitation and migratory patterns. Written by a team of more than 30 birders and ornithologists with expertise in particular species or families, and produced in association with the American Museum of Natural History, this updated and refreshed edition of American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America is the ultimate photographic guide to every bird species in the United States and Canada.
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