This book focuses on 180 of the commonest species that are either native in North America or regular visitors to these shores. Concise physical descriptions are given for each bird, both at rest and in flight, and distinctive behavior patterns are also detailed. Articulating the voice of a particular species is fraught with difficulty, but as birdsong can often be the key to identification, this has also been included where relevant. The habitat for each species is briefly described and nesting and breeding habits are also outlined, providing details of egg-laying and the number of broods produced. Location maps show the distribution and range of each species, including seasonal migration patterns. Gloriously illustrated with clear, succinct descriptions this superb guide will enable amateur enthusiasts to identify each species with confidence and extend their knowledge and awareness of the rich diversity of North American bird life.
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