=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
The Nearctic region, which spans most of North America from Greenland to the highlands of Mexico, is home to an incredibly rich diversity of birdlife. This illustrated guide covers more than 900 bird species yet is succinct, compact, and easy to use, making it the essential companion for birders and travelers alike.
Birds of North America and Greenland features 102 stunning color plates that depict every species and every type of plumage in males, females, and juveniles. Concise species accounts describe key identification features, with information on habitat, songs, and calls. This field-ready guide also includes color distribution maps.
- Covers more than 900 bird species found in the Nearctic region
- Features 102 stunning color plates that depict every species
- Includes concise species accounts and color distribution maps
- Succinct, compact, and easy to use
Our Opinion: This tiny book depicts a huge number of species, including vagrants, and species found on the outermost fringes of the region. Previous books in this series have separated the distribution maps to a section in the back of the book, but here they have attempted to solve that problem by including them with the text, opposite the plates. An unfortunate design flaw, however, means that the maps, already tiny, disappear into the gutter of the binding. The illustrations are small, but superb, as Norm Arlott's work always is, and the color reproduction appears accurate. I imagine this to be the perfect book for a traveling businessperson to keep a North American list in, as it is small enough to keep with you wherever you go.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Count: 239
Weight: 0.9 lb
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