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Author Sibley, David, 1961-

Title The Sibley guide to bird life & behavior / illustrated by David Allen Sibley ; edited by Chris Elphick, John B. Dunning, Jr., David Allen Sibley.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  598.097 SIB    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  598.097 SIB    DUE 11-19-20
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Description 588 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Note At head of title: National Audubon Society.
Map on back lining papers.
Includes index.
Contents World of birds: Flight, form, and function -- Implications of flight -- Feathers -- Molts and plumages -- Aerodynamics -- Feet, bills, and digestion -- Bones and muscle -- Respiration and metabolism -- Senses and vocal apparatus -- Bird intelligence -- Origins, evolution, and classification -- Origins of birds -- How bird species originate -- Classification -- Behavior -- Study of bird behavior -- Function of behaviors -- Daily and seasonal rhythms -- Daily maintenance behaviors -- Migration -- Dispersal -- Communication -- Reproductive behavior -- Understanding behavior: the outer frontier -- Habitats and distributions -- Range and habitat -- Habitat distribution patterns -- Habitat types -- Forests and woodlands -- Grasslands -- Shrublands -- Deserts -- Tundra -- Wetland and aquatic habitats -- Ocean habitats -- Human-created habitats -- Populations and conservation -- What determines bird population sizes? -- Population regulation -- Conservation threats -- Tracking bird populations in North America -- Protecting North American birds.
Bird families of North America: Loons -- Grebes -- Albatrosses -- Shearwaters and Petrels -- Storm-Petrels -- Tropicbirds -- Boobies and Gannets -- Pelicans -- Cormorants -- Darters (Anhinga) -- Frigatebirds -- Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns -- Ibises and Spoonbills -- Storks -- New World Vultures -- Flamingos -- Ducks, Geese, and Swans -- Hawks and allies -- Falcons and Caracaras -- Chachalacas and allies -- Grouse, Turkeys, and allies -- New World Quail -- Rails, Gallinules, and Coots -- Limpkin -- Cranes -- Thick-knees -- Plovers and Lapwings -- Oystercathcers -- Stilts and Avocets -- Jacanas -- Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and allies -- Coursers and Pratincoles -- Gulls, Terns, and allies -- Auks -- Pigeons and Doves -- Parrots and allies -- Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis -- Barn owls -- Typical owls -- Nighthawks and Nightjars -- Swifts -- Hummingbirds -- Trogons -- Hoopoe -- Kingfishers -- Woodpeckers and allies -- Tyrant flycatchers -- Shrikes -- Vireos -- Crows and Jays -- Larks -- Swallows and Martins -- Chickadees and Titmice -- Penduline Tits (Verdin) -- Long-tailed Tits (Bushtit) -- Nuthatches -- Creepers -- Wrens -- Dippers -- Bulbuls -- Kinglets -- Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers -- Old World Flycatchers -- Thrushes -- Babblers (Wrentit) -- Mockingbirds and Thrashers -- Starlings and Mynas -- Accentors -- Wagtails and Pipits -- Waxwings -- Silky-fly catchers -- Olive Warbler -- Wood-Warblers -- Bananaquit -- Tanagers -- New World Sparrows -- Cardinals and allies -- Blackbirds, Orioles, and allies -- Finches and allies -- Old World Sparrows.
Subject Birds -- North America.
Birds -- Behavior -- North America.
Birds.
Birds -- Behavior.
Added Author Elphick, Chris.
Dunning, John B. (John Barnard)
National Audubon Society.
Added Title Sibley guide to bird life and behavior
ISBN 9781400043866 (pbk.)
1400043867 (pbk.)
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