Smithsonian Handbooks Birds of North America - Eastern Region
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Includes 706 species--all birds known to breed east of the 100th meridian in the U.S. and Canada, as well as visitors and vagrants to this region. Author: Frederick Joseph Alsop, III PhD. Softcover; 751 pages; full-color illustrations. DK Publishing; copyright 2001. Includes details of the bird's life history in a concise and user-friendly format. Each full-page profile combines a precise description, annotated photographs and art to highlight the key field marks of the species in each plumage. Similar species are shown and distinguishing characteristics are noted. Describes the typical song and other vocalizations, behavior, breeding, nesting, population and conservation concerns of each species. Typical flight patterns plus nest locations and their shapes are described in the text and with icons. Each bird's range during summer, winter and on migration is clearly shown on a map.