Title: Rare Birds of North America
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Book Condition: New
Offers a guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions - the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans. Num Pages: 448 pages, 275 color plates. 2 line illus. 9 tables. 17 maps. BIC Classification: 1KB; WNCB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 248 x 183 x 29. Weight in Grams: 1208. . 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780691117966
Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions--the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when, and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution, and status.
Rare Birds of North America provides unparalleled insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and will enrich the birding experience of anyone interested in finding and observing rare birds.
From the Inside Flap:
"Rare Birds of North America is splendid. There is warmth and humor in the prose, and the color plates are stunning and will ensure a strong audience for many years to come. Such a book is long overdue for North American readers."--Edward S. Brinkley, editor of North American Birds
"An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic."--Paul Lehman, field guide consultant and bird tour leader
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