The Hummingbirds of North America

The Hummingbirds of North America

Paul A. Johnsgard

speedy and iridescent, hummingbirds are discovered in basic terms within the New global, and surround an grand number of specializations. No different kinfolk of birds can lay declare to such a lot of superlatives, together with smallest dimension, so much speedy wingbeat, and so much really good plumages. whereas many species will be drawn to feeding stations and yard flower gardens, others are available purely within the wild.

Paul A. Johnsgard's Hummingbirds of North America is the single publication dedicated to the id, distribution, and biology -- either person and comparative -- of all hummingbirds that breed in North the USA. First released in 1983, this acclaimed quantity now has been revised and increased to incorporate twenty-five Mexican species, equivalent to the long-billed starthroat and the fork-tailed emeralds, thereby greater than doubling the species assurance of the unique version. complete species-by-species money owed survey the evolutionary background, anatomical and physiological specializations, and comparative ecology, habit, and reproductive biology of this biggest kin of nonpasserine birds. person debts are complemented via 24 full-color paintings.

Including up-to-date variety maps, identity keys, and a bibliography that has been broadened to incorporate literature at the little-known Mexican species, the e-book is either obtainable to novice birders and an authoritative quantity for ornithologists.

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