- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; First Edition edition (April 24 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0771076509
- ISBN-13: 978-0771076503
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Customer Reviews: 17 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The ROM Field Guide to Birds of Ontario Paperback – April 24 2001
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Hughes is a fount of little-known facts about birds: most land bird migration occurs at night, the elaborate courtship displays of the sharp-tailed grouse have been incorporated into many Native people's ceremonial dances, a diving peregrine falcon can reach a speed of 360 kilometres per hour. She also has a sense of humour, noting that the call of the large primeval-looking pileated woodpecker is used as stock background noise in old jungle movies. For lovers of cranes, grebes, swifts, tanagers, vireos, and all the other winged creatures in our midst, this is an excellent and enjoyable collection. --Mark Frutkin
–The Record (Kitchener)
“Excellent photographs. … A very worthwhile addition to a birder’s library.”
“Much more detail for each bird species. … [The] maps are a great boon.”
“Very pleasing to the eye and easy to read. … Would I recommend the ROM guide as a ‘must buy’? Yes, I would.”
–The Kingston Field Naturalist
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The habitat and behaviour info is brief but helpful (more info would be nice).
I recommend this book if you're interested in birds from Ontario - it saves flipping through pages of birds that don't reside here and the colour photos help with the identification.