Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
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Filled with concise, easy-to-access information, this new edition combines Peterson's. Author: Roger Tory Peterson. Softcover; 527 pages; color illustrations and maps. Houghton Mifflin; copyright 2008. Includes 40 new paintings, digital updates to Peterson's originals reflecting the latest knowledge of bird identification, updated maps, and text that covers U.S. and Canada. Beautifully rendered paintings are used because they highlight accurate identifying features that photographs sometimes obscure; arrows point out distinguishing features. Each species entry features measurements, appearance, voice, similar species and habitat. Each bird's range during summer, winter and on migration is clearly shown on a small map on each page; similar species are grouped together. Features checklist and index of habitat ranges on larger maps. Includes access to over 3 hours of video podcasts to aid in identification.