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Illustrated by Steve N.G. Howell and with the collaboration of David F. DeSante. A compendium of information on identifying, ageing, and sexing passerines and near-passerines in the hand. While of primary utility to banders, the wealth of information is of interest to both birdwatchers and ornithologists, whether engaged in bird banding or not. Based heavily on field work and specimen examination, much new information is presented for the first time. Species accounts include English and scientific names, alpha codes, AOU species number, and recommended band size; notes on Geographic variation, Molt, Skull pneumatization, Age, and Sex, plus references. Measurement charts and bar graphs are also included. Front material describes and illustrates techniques for identifying, ageing, and sexing birds and 45 pages of Literature Cited round out this robust volume. 421 species and 1,736 subspecies were evaluated for this guide.
Part I includes Passeriformes; Part II: Anatidae to Alcidae (Non-passeriformes) is also available from Buteo Books. This indispensable set is a must for banders and advanced birders.
Please note: ABA Member discounts are not applicable to this book. This means more proceeds go to the Institute for Bird Populations.