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A Peterson Field Guide To Hummingbirds Of North America (Peterson Field Guides) (Hardcover)

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The classic, most comprehensive field guide to identifying hummingbirds—nature's smallest and most stunning bird species.

Covering 31 North American species, with more than 250 color photos and 33 maps, this is the ultimate guide to hummingbirds. Introductory chapters cover the natural history of hummingbirds, ways to attract and feed them, and major hot spots in the United States and Canada for observing these fascinating birds. Color plates illustrate 28 species, 7 hybrid combinations, 3 forms of albinism, and 4 species of sphinx moths often mistaken for hummingbirds. Species accounts provide in-depth information on plumage, molt, songs and calls, wing sounds, similar species, behavior, habitat, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation concerns. Detailed, up-to-date range maps show breeding, non-breeding, and year-round distribution, migration routes, and records outside expected areas of occurrence. For a few widespread migratory species, separate maps illustrate expected spring arrival dates.

For more than 85 years, Peterson Field Guides have set the standard by which other field guides are measured. Comprehensive and authoritative, they are essential additions to any naturalist's bookshelf or backpack.

About the Author


ROGER TORY PETERSON, one of the world’s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars.

Praise For…


"It needs to be on the shelf and in the pocket of every bird watcher in North America." Bird Watcher's Digest

"Williamson's book is a comprehensive treatment, accurate enough to satisfy professionals and accessible to the lay reader." Birding
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Product Details
ISBN: 9780618024964
ISBN-10: 0618024964
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: January 10th, 2002
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: Peterson Field Guides
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