By Will Russell, Steve N. G. Howell, Ian Lewington
Rare Birds of North America is the 1st finished illustrated consultant to the vagrant birds that happen in the course of the usa and Canada. that includes 275 beautiful colour plates, this publication covers 262 species originating from 3 very diverse regions--the outdated international, the hot international tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the factors of avian vagrancy and breaks down styles of prevalence by means of area and season, allowing readers to determine the place, whilst, and why every one species happens in North the US. special species bills describe key id positive aspects, taxonomy, age, intercourse, distribution, and status.
Rare Birds of North the United States provides unheard of insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and may improve the birding event of someone attracted to discovering and watching infrequent birds.
• Covers 262 species of vagrant birds present in the USA and Canada
• gains 275 attractive colour plates that depict each species
• Explains styles of prevalence by way of sector and season
• presents a useful evaluate of vagrancy styles and migration
• contains particular species bills and state-of-the-art identity information
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Rare Birds of North America by Will Russell, Steve N. G. Howell, Ian Lewington