Very factual almost textbook like full of knowledge and very useful knowledge too Not just about but about
EVERYTHING ABOUT BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA INCLUDING NEW BEHAVIORAL about birds of North America Including new behavioral and possible updates in taxonomy Great for the birder and for the student of ornithology alike This is a
great reference but it is pretty textbook y reference but it is pretty textbook y think the general chapters at the front are good information but the family chapters have various authors and some are better than others If you only want to know about a specific bird you have to search through the whole family chapter This is something of a reference book The first part gives a global overview of bird behavior the second part addresses the same for specific bird groups I m continuing to read the second part as I identify species within those specific families This is outstanding mass of information on birds with great illustrations The go to book for all of your uestions about birds His field guides are eually excellent so if you on t want a tome about the life histories of all bird families you can get those I saw Sibley speak once these books become impressive when you realize that some of his Alchemy for Women drawings are the result of literal years of observation I m getting sick of my bird factoids and am on a uest to find new ones This took forever to get through I got lots of new factoids so many that I can t recall a single one But I m confident having read this that the factoids are lodged somewhere in my brain and may be able to be recalled if needed This is a great book for a “Once in a great while a natural history book changes the way people look at the world In 1838 John ames Audubon’s Birds of America was oneIn 1934 Roger Tory Peterson produced Field Guide to the BirdsNow comes The Sibley Guide to Birds”Thusid The New York Times in 1999 greet David Allen Sibley’s monumental book which has uickly been established nationwide as the peerless standard bird identification guide The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is the new landmark book from David Allen Sibley Designed. .
K it was a bit heavy to be a bedside book as it was hard to hold up when slightly reclined and ozing off allowing gravity to make a literal connection with my headGraeme s introductions at each chapter s beginning were insightful and entertaining as well I laughed at the rooster entries and shared some with workers in the poultry related field I
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ecstasy that is said to accompany the writing of poetry sometimes itthat is said to accompany the writing of poetry sometimes it when we re listening to music This book is incredible The first few chapters iscusses general bird anatomy behavior etc which were fascinating The book then goes into etails on North American bird groups Hawks Kingfishers Grebes Wood Warblers etc and in each chapter includes most of the following sub chapters for each bird group Taxonomy Variation Plumage Vocalizations Habitats Food and Foraging Flight Breeding Movements Conservation and Accidental Species Took me a while to get through the book because it was so long and had a TON of information but I enjoyed every page and would h Good standard resource for anyone who is curious about birds Have found informed and observant thoughts about why Blue Jays are so gutsy and aggressive nesting habits of golden eagles how hummingbirds protect themselves aggressive birds and much A wonderful book to have on hand if you tend to find yourself with your head in the clouds the trees and the movement taking place between. Nd environment Among the subjects covered and illustrated are molts and plumages habitats food and foraging vocalizations and isplays courtship and breeding rearing of young migration and movements scientific groupings introduced species accidental species anatomy flight patterns nests and eggs conservation global African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 distributionAccessibly written superblyesigned and organized and brilliantly illustrated The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is an indispensable source of information on the avian life around
FREE READ ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ô David Allen SibleyIrd nerd but I would not attempt it cover to cover otherwise Birding "Master Sibley Has Prepared "Sibley has prepared information rich repository of etailed information on birds to complement his field guides This is a pre and post field reference only As the bulk of the work is organized around orders and families it
Would Be Difficult To Usebe ifficult to use a field reference even if one made the attempt It is also probably than beginners and even intermediate birders are prepared to work with For advanced birders this would be a valuable addition to the reference library This very BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) detailed book about birds tends to be a bit confusing at times because of the textbook style and language butoes provide a lot of important information for bird lovers I wish that there were pictures so that the Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse different species of sparrows for example could be visualized clearly There are sections on Taxonomy Habitats Food and Foraging Breeding Conservation etc which is very useful I had no idea so manyifferent birds existed in North America A most helpful book This book is a collection of stories mythology poems and illustrations all about birds Some were entertaining some were sad in escribing man s cruelty to these creatures the closest to angels on earth I was shocked to learn that James Audubon killed thousands of birds in #order to get just the right poses for his rawings This was before photography and high resolution binoculars provided #to get just the right poses for his Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics drawings This was before photography and high resolution binoculars provided humane methodOther entries were too long or not of interest to me so Iid not feel guilty to flit through the pages I thin. To enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds the book combines than 795 of his full color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologists In this new guide Sibley takes us beyond identification to show us how birds live and what they Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides do Introductory essays outline the principles of avian evolution life cycle body structure flightynamics and The 80 family by family chapters Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family describe the amazing range of behaviorictated by birds’ biology .