Birds of Arizona

These are nocturnal birds , and dusk is the Common Nighthawk's favorite hour . Thin and long - legged , they are 8 to 10 ... The Poor - will utters its loud , repetitious poor - will at night . A well - camouflaged bird , it is grayish ...

Author: Eleanor H. Ayer

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 1558380930

Category: Nature

Page: 48

View: 960


Descriptions and full-color photgraphs of 40 Arizona birds. Bound in water repellent, film laminated covers. Special 8-pocket and 4-pocket lucite display racks available with purchase of the series.

Birds of New Guinea

Calls are very different and often mistaken for another night bird, a series of soft croaking or grunting notes. Habits: Most often seen flushed up from roads at night. Singly or in pairs. Sallies from perch for insects; also hawks, ...

Author: Thane K. Pratt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400865116

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 477


The definitive field guide to the marvelous birds of New Guinea This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world's largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates—twice as many as the first edition—and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region. 780 bird species, including 366 found nowhere else 111 stunning color plates, twice the number of the first edition Expanded and updated species accounts provide details on identification, voice, habits, and range 635 range maps Revised classification of birds reflects the latest research

The Book of Birds

As its name implies , this heron is a bird of the night , not leaving its roost till dusk , when , with frequent iteration of its hoarse quawk , it wings its way in the gathering gloom straight to its feeding place .

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)


ISBN: WISC:89001954643

Category: Birds

Page: 195

View: 102


The Migration of North American Birds 1935

That it is common to find woods and fields on one day almost barren of bird life and on the following day filled with sparrows, warblers, and thrushes, would indicate the arrival of migrants during the night.

Author: Frederick Charles Lincoln

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547104742

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 482


This zoology book was written in the mid 20C by the well-know biologist and it deals with migration of various bird species that occupy the territory of North America. The notion of migration was something that always interested scientists, and this book reveals many facts about this phenomenon.

Thoreau s Notes on Birds of New England

OVEN-BIRD; GOLDEN-CROWNED THRUSH; “NIGHT-WARBLER”229 June 11, 1851. I hear the night-warbler breaking out as in his dreams, made so from the first for some mysterious reason. June 29, 1851. The night-warbler sings the same strain at ...

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486839622

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 454


During his two-year residence at Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau became keenly aware of the natural world that surrounded him. Entries from his journals reflect his soulful, in-depth observations of local wildlife, and his remarks on birds are particularly plentiful and poetic. This book, originally published as Notes on New England Birds in 1910 and edited and arranged by Francis H. Allen, collects Thoreau's thoughts on the various bird species that populated the New England woods, from the great blue heron to the kingbird and the American finch. "Open to any page and you will find, besides apt descriptions of the natural world, a cogent remark or a philosophical observation," noted The Washington Post. Bird lovers and watchers, fans of Thoreau, and naturalists and environmentalists will delight in joining the author as he saunters through the woods and ponders the region's abundant wildlife. A new selection of 16 full-page color illustrations by John James Audubon enhances the text.

Audubon s Birds of America The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio

... Virginianus] Order: Caprimulgiformes Family: Caprimulgidae 0:000:00 / 0:00 / 0:00 (Call and booming) This slim-winged relative of the whip-poor-will is poorly named, for it is neither a hawk nor strictly a bird of the night.


Publisher: WW Norton

ISBN: 9780789260178

Category: Art

Page: 696

View: 329


A magnificent new printing of this classic edition of John James Audubon’s masterwork In this latest printing of the Baby Elephant Folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America, the thumbnail images accompanying the descriptive captions are printed in full color for the convenience of the reader. This printing also features an attractive new binding cloth, in a sumptuous teal color. The Baby Elephant Folio presents all 435 of Audubon’s brilliant hand-colored engravings in exquisite reproductions derived from the original plates of the National Audubon Society’s archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. Although many attempts have been made to re-create the splendid illustrations in Audubon’s masterpiece, nothing has ever equaled the level of fidelity achieved in this luxurious edition. Organized and annotated by Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson, and issued with the full endorsement and cooperation of the Audubon Society, this volume is as informative as it is beautiful. Its fascinating introduction places Audubon in the context of the history of American ornithological art and also reproduces a wide sampling of the work of his notable predecessors and disciples, including Roger Tory Peterson’s own rightfully famous paintings. A new systematic arrangement of the prints, following the modern classification of species, and descriptive captions about each bird allow us to appreciate Audubon's achievement in the light of modern ornithology.

Birds of Australia

1 AUSTRALIAN OWLET-NIGHTJAR Aegotheles cristatus 22–24cm/8.5–9.5in A tiny, cat-faced, cryptically patterned night bird, this is the smallest of all the nocturnal species in Australia. Unlike the eyes of other nocturnal birds (frogmouths ...

Author: Iain Campbell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400865109

Category: Nature

Page: 392

View: 607


The best photographic field guide to Australia's birds Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a field guide. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe key identification features such as size, plumage, distribution, behavior, and voice. This one-of-a-kind guide also provides extensive habitat descriptions with a large number of accompanying photos. The text relies on the very latest IOC taxonomy and the distribution maps incorporate the most current mapping data, making this the most up-to-date guide to Australian birds. Covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants Features more than 1,100 stunning color photos Includes facing-page species accounts, habitat descriptions, and distribution maps The ideal photographic guide for beginners and seasoned birders alike

Birds of California Field Guide

These birds glide along on rising columns of warm air, called thermals, that hold them aloft while they slowly make their way north or south. They generally rest at night and hunt early in the morning before the sun has a chance to warm ...

Author: Stan Tekiela

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 9781647551995

Category: Nature


View: 777


Identify Birds with California’s Best-Selling Bird Guide! Make bird-watching in California even more enjoyable. With Stan Tekiela’s famous bird guide, field identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in your area. This handy book features 176 species of California birds organized by color for ease of use. Full-page photographs present the species as you’ll see them in nature, and a “compare” feature helps you to decide between look-alikes. Inside you’ll find: 176 species: Only California birds! Simple color guide: See a yellow bird? Go to the yellow section Stan’s Notes: Naturalist tidbits and facts Professional photos: Crisp, stunning images This second edition includes six new species, updated photographs and range maps, expanded information, and even more of Stan’s expert insights. So grab Birds of California Field Guide for your next birding adventure—to help ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Watching Birds

Bird. Migration. September means warm days and cool nights. And cool nights mean fall migration for many ofthe songbirds, and a large percentage ofthe migrants travel at night. Somehow to me the Fall Migration isn't as spectacular as ...

Author: Martha Gillham

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477219850

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 237

View: 914


This book is a compilation of bird stories written by our mother, Martha Ramseur Gillham. They were first published in the Arkansas Wildlife Federation newspaper Arkansas Out-of-Doors from 1972 until 1985. She was a longtime member of the federation which was instrumental in passing Amendment 35 to the Arkansas constitution which established the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as an independent body. All the illustrations were drawn by another member and close friend, Joe Gray, a commercial and wildlife artist, and political cartoonist in Dardanelle Arkansas. The book has been assembled and published at the insistence and funding of our father Ralph Gillham. All proceeds from sales will go to the Yell County Wildlife Federation. Lucien and Richard Gillham, Joanna Gray Lange and Bob Gray

Birds and Cages

The bird filled the night with beautiful songs, while all the other birds were asleep. One night a bat came and clung to the bars of the cage, and asked the bird why she was silent by day and only sang by night.

Author: Ida Tomshinsky

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796022094

Category: Nature

Page: 108

View: 793


We are not afraid to say that we are fascinated by birds. Flying birds always provoke human admiration. There is this unexplained mysterious feeling that surrounds us when watching birds on the forest trees, in our backyard, at the ocean, sea, or lake. Birds are an infinite treasure of inspiration for humans, waking us up in the morning with beautiful birdsongs. Their little brain is of a size of an unshelled walnut and is associated with intelligent behavior and the same capabilities of humans and apes’ mental tasks. When you think about all the animals in the world, you quickly realize that birds are, in fact, among some of the most intelligent creatures we have on earth. Although there are more than ten thousand bird species worldwide, only a handful of them have made the list for the extremely talented and incredibly intelligent. So who are these super intelligent feathered friends? It is difficult to pick one. Perhaps kea, ravens, and crows are equally smart; while macaws, cockatoo, and jays are on the top of any list too. Who knew that an African gray is capable of working out the location of hidden food by using the kind of deduction and elimination skills previously seen only in humans and apes? And as you probably have heard, they are exceptional talkers! Today, we all know that it is bad to imprison birds in cages, but it was not always the case throughout the history. According to Stephen King, “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.” Due to beautiful poetry and cultural expressions, the flying bird became a symbol of freedom and independence. There are cases of historic acknowledgment of birdcages, especially in the Victorian era. People were listening to birdsongs in cages as it was their radio entertainment outlet. During wartimes, birds demonstrated their unique abilities in courageous heroic efforts to help humans in transferring information through the battlefields. The birds and birdcages both have a longtime history. Our love for the amazing earth creatures makes us stand out for their protection and safety to enjoy our shared inhabitants on the planet, and as for the birdcages, people find them pretty appealing in various ways of the aesthetic repurposing.