Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds (Peterson Reference Guides)

Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds (Peterson Reference Guides)

Steve N.G. Howell


To such a lot observers, molt turns out an overpowering topic. yet birders use many elements of molt greater than they become aware of to tell apart juvenile birds from adults, to select anyone hummingbird from between dozens traveling a feeder, and masses extra. For these whose curiosity is going past easily determining birds, questions equivalent to What triggers molt to begin? how briskly do feathers develop? and the way lengthy do they final? supply a desirable window into the lives of birds. placed it appears that evidently, molt relates not directly to every little thing a fowl does, together with the place it lives, what it eats, and the way a ways it migrates. right here, for the 1st time, molt is gifted for the nonscientist. Molt is particularly orderly and equipped on merely 4 underlying suggestions: easy uncomplicated, advanced easy, easy trade, and complicated exchange. This ebook essentially lays out those options, relates them to facets of existence historical past, corresponding to habitat and migration, and makes this significant topic available. 0.80 inches tall x 7.30 inches lengthy x 10.20 inches vast

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