The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior

David Allen Sibley


“Once in an outstanding whereas, a usual historical past e-book adjustments the best way humans examine the area. In 1838, John ames Audubon’s Birds of America was once one...In 1934, Roger Tory Peterson produced Field consultant to the Birds...Now comes The Sibley advisor to Birds.”

Thus did The big apple Times, in 1999, greet David Allen Sibley’s enormous publication, which has speedy been demonstrated national because the peerless, general chook id consultant.

The Sibley consultant to poultry lifestyles and Behavior is the hot landmark publication from David Allen Sibley. Designed to reinforce the birding event and to counterpoint the preferred examine of North American birds, the e-book combines greater than 795 of his full-color illustrations with authoritative textual content via forty eight specialist birders and biologists. during this new advisor Sibley takes us past id, to teach us how birds reside and what they do.

Introductory essays define the rules of avian evolution, lifestyles cycle, physiology, flight dynamics, and extra. The eighty family-by-family chapters describe the fantastic variety of habit dictated by means of birds’ biology and setting. one of the matters coated and illustrated are:

--molts and plumages
--habitats
--food and foraging
--vocalizations and displays
--courtship and breeding
--rearing of young
--migration and movements
--scientific groupings
--introduced species
--accidental species
--anatomy
--flight styles
--nests and eggs
--conservation
--global distribution

Accessibly written, beautifully designed and arranged, and brilliantly illustrated, The Sibley consultant to chook existence and Behavior is an imperative resource of data at the avian existence round us.

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