Whats That Bird, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 075669759X
  • ISBN-13: 9780756697594
  • DDC: 598.097
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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If you're unsure how to tell the difference between a swift and a swallow or have trouble distinguishing a mallard from a shoveler, then this is the book for you. Designed for beginners to birdwatching, but also handy for a more experienced birder, What's That Bird? is an indispensable pocket guide that shows you more than 150 common North American birds and how to tell them apart. Birds are grouped according to habitat and appearance, each image highlighted with their key characteristics, showing you exactly how to tell each bird apart. Birds that look similar or that are commonly or easily confused are placed alongside each other for quick comparison and instant identification. Introductory spreads reveal where to look for birds within each habitat, which will help increase your chances of successful birdwatching. An introductory reference section covers everything you need to know before setting out, from basic bird anatomy to key tips on identification. The bulk of the book is made up of habitat-based sections, which catalog groups of birds you are likely to see in each and point out how to distinguish and identify them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Identifying Birds.
1: Bird Profiles.
2: Close to Home.
3: Blackbirds & Starling.
4: Sparrows & Finches.
5: Mockingbirds.
6: Small Songbirds.
7: Woodpeckers.
8: Bright Red Birds.
9: Crows.
10: Pigeons & Cuckoo.
11: Hummingbirds.
12: Aerial Hunters.
13: Brightly Colored Songbirds.
14: Woodland & Forest.
15: Nocturnal Hunters.
16: Gamebirds.
17: Woodpeckers.
18: Flycatchers & Waxwing.
19: Thrushes & Blue Birds.
20: Tiny Songbirds.
21: Tree Creepers.
22: Vireos.
23: Dull Warblers.
24: Bright Warblers.
25: Open Country.
26: Ground Birds.
27: Flycatchers & Finch.
28: Sparrows & Shrike.
29: Winter Flocking Birds.
30: Distinctive Blackbirds.
31: Vultures, Eagles, & Hawks.
32: Pointed-Winged Birds of Prey.
33: Birds of Prey.
34: Water & Waterside.
35: Male Dabbling Ducks.
36: Female Dabbling Ducks.
37: Male Diving Ducks.
38: Female Diving Ducks.
39: Ducks.
40: Large Waterfowl.
41: Diving Birds.
42: Rails.
43: Stocky Water Birds.
44: Wading Birds.
45: Medium Shorebirds.
46: Large & Small Shorebirds.
47: Short-Billed Shorebirds.
48: Long-Billed Shorebirds.
49: Coast & Sea.
50: Medium & Large Gulls.
51: Small Gulls & Gull-Like Birds.
52: Gulls.
53: Terns.
54: Specialist Seabirds.
55: Coastal & Ocean Birds.
56: Bird Gallery.
Scientific Names.