North American Hummingbirds: An Identification Guide

by West, George C.
North American Hummingbirds: An Identification Guide
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North American Hummingbirds: An Identification Guide

by West, George C.

Format: Paperback

Code: 14573

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Field Guide=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
Designed to help birders and banders identify, age, and sex all seventeen species of hummingbirds found in North America, this is the only identification guide devoted entirely to hummingbirds that includes up-close, easy-to-use illustrations. It also provides information on the eight species that have been reported but rarely seen in North America.

On first viewing hummingbirds are often a blur of fast-moving color. However, when they perch and hover they can be observed, and the size, shape, and color; the proportions of the body, bill, throat, and tail; the wing feather pattern; and the birds' behavior are crucial to accurate identification. The author's concise descriptions and illustrations pinpoint all these features in clear, jargon-free language. Anyone who loves hummingbirds will welcome the information he provides.

Our Opinion: This paperback was bound with an open-spine design, which is intended to allow a greater range of opening. It is not the most graceful of bindings in appearance, but seems sturdy enough to last through some field use. The binding is more function than form.


ISBN: 9780826337672

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Year of Publication: 2015

Page Count: 232

Weight: 0.75 lb