This study provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all the features that make possible identification of all 62 species of sparrows that occur in North America. The text gives detailed descriptions of the summer, winter, and juvenile plumages of each species, as well as comparisons with similar species. The species accounts are illustrated with range maps and line drawings showing behavioural postures and, where useful, fine features of tail feather patterns. The 27 colour plates illustrate the various plumages of each species with the emphasis on the distinctive appearance of birds of different sex, age, and geographic regions.
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"Rising's first-hand experience with the North American sparrows is apparent, especially so in his sections on voice, habits, and habitat. I highly recommend Sparrows of the United States and Canada to all birders and field ornithologists with any interest in these birds. It contains up-to-date information . . . as well as some of the best available illustrations of this difficult-to-identify group of birds, and all at a very reasonable price." --Guy McCaskie, Birding
"The plates are, on balance, excellent, and the text is informative and easy to read." --Jon L. Dunn, Birding World
"The quality of the plates is excellent. . . . I highly recommend this excellent book." --Colin Bradshaw, British Birds
"A birder's book in every sense of the word. . . . [A] 'coming of age' of experienced birding. . . . The book will be of immense value to both beginning and experience birders faced with the challenge of sparrow identification." --Barry Kent MacKay, Toronto Star
"An excellent companion for any birder with an interest in the sparrows of North America." --Tim Harris, Birdwatch
"If you are interested in the finer points of identification, or love sparrows, or have been driven slightly crazy by them, this book will be a welcome addition to your library." --Birdwatcher's Digest
"In the future, I doubt that I will head into the field without [this guide]. . . . [The color plates] are beautiful, and they complement the text descriptions. . . . This book offers North American birders all that they need and a little more."--Greg Chilton, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Book Description Academic Press, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. NEW. White hardcover with pictorial covers, without dust jacket (as issued). **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA. Bookseller Inventory # 39921
Book Description Academic Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0125889704