The Hummingbirds of North America

The Hummingbirds of North America

Book - 1997
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Random House, Inc.
Swift and iridescent, hummingbirds are found only in the New World, and encompass an amazing variety of specializations. No other family of birds can lay claim to so many superlatives, including smallest size, most rapid wingbeat, and most specialized plumages. While many species can be attracted to feeding stations and backyard flower gardens, others can be found only in the wild.

Paul A. Johnsgard's Hummingbirds of North America is the only book devoted to the identification, distribution, and biology -- both individual and comparative -- of all hummingbirds that breed in North America. First published in 1983, this acclaimed volume now has been revised and expanded to include twenty-five Mexican species, such as the long-billed starthroat and the fork-tailed emeralds, thereby more than doubling the species coverage of the original edition. Full species-by-species accounts survey the evolutionary history, anatomical and physiological specializations, and comparative ecology, behavior, and reproductive biology of this largest family of nonpasserine birds. Individual accounts are complemented by 24 full-color paintings.

Including updated range maps, identification keys, and a bibliography that has been broadened to include literature on the little-known Mexican species, the book is both accessible to amateur birders and an authoritative volume for ornithologists.

Rowman and Littllefield
Paul A. Johnsgard's Hummingbirds of North America is the only book devoted to the identification, distribution, and biology — both individual and comparative — of all hummingbirds that breed in North America. Including updated range maps, identification keys, and a bibliography that has been broadened to include literature on the little-known Mexican species, the book is both accessible to amateur birders and an authoritative volume for ornithologists.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1997
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780345355553
0345355555
9781560987086
1560987081
Branch Call Number: 598.899 JOH
Characteristics: xiii, 278 p., 24 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm

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