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Sparrows of the United States and Canada: The Photographic Guide Paperback – Dec 20 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (Dec 20 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691117470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691117478
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.8 x 22.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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"[A] book that can be carried into the field with ease. This book should turn those 'little brown jobs' into interesting individuals, and is highly recommended for birders who are trying to sort out the members of this challenging family."--Wildlife Archivist

About the Author

David Beadle grew up in Kent, England, where he had no interest in the natural world until he was gripped by anobsession withbirds in his late teens.It was while working at a bird observatory that David became interested in moths, an interest that soon grew to an all-consuming passion.He now lives inToronto, Ontario, with his wife and son, and he has photographed more than 2,000 species of moths in that province alone.

In addition to his work with moths, David has contributed to over thirty books and countless journals, including New World Warblers and A Field Guide to the Birds of Chile.

Rising received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees, he majored in biology, with his Ph.D. thesis being on the hybridization of Baltimore and Bullock's orioles in the Great Plains.


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In the winter time here in Virginia we get a number of differnt types of sparrows that migrate in. I love watching them but was having difficulty determining which types were which from just the regular field guides so I asked around and one of our local birders recommended this to me. Its terrific! The pictures of the birds are close-up - as if you were holding the bird or were sitting on the ground less than a foot away looking at the bird. This really helps when trying to distinguish the slight differences in colors or patterns. Each species has a chapter that strats out with measurements (size, weight etc) then there's a range map, and some text on habitat, then some text on behavior and voice/songs. There's writing about similar species, geographic variation, distribution (winter, breeding, migration periods), conservation status, and molt. There's also text descriptions for specific markings etc to hone in on, and discussion of hybrids if any. Then the chapter has pictures, of boys, girls, adults, juveniles, etc. Really a great book that has helped me a lot. I'd buy it again in a heart beat.
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Si vous vous intéressez au sujet délicat de l'identification des bruants et autres "moineaux" d'amérique, voilà l'ouvrage dont vous avez besoin. l'introduction est extrêmement sommaire mais le traitement des différentess espèces est approfondi. Les photos sont nombreuses et d'excellente qualitée. nous retrouvons les habituelles cartes géo. ça fait le travail.
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Not quite as good as The Warbler Guide but still well worth the price. Binding is not cloth so it may eventually break.
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Love the book. Great photos and information. Still have the earlier edition with drawings but this is a nice complement.
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This book is helping ID lots of birds for me! Thanks
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