Peterson Field Guide To Eastern Birds (Peterson Field Guides)

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The Peterson field guides employ a unique identification system, which has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. Each guide pinpoints key field marks for quick recognition and easy comparison of species. All guides are illustrated with drawings and photographs in color and black and white, and all provide up-todate range information and the most useful descriptions you'll find anywhere. Measures 4-1/2-inch length by 7-1/4-inch width.

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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. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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Veteran birders will know how to use this book. Beginners, however,
should spend some time becoming familiar in a general way with the
illustrations. They are not arranged in systematic or phylogenetic
order as in most ornithological works but are grouped in 8 main
visual categories:

(1) Swimmers — Ducks and ducklike birds
(2) Aerialists — Gulls and gull-like birds
(3) Long-legged Waders — Herons, cranes, etc.
(4) Smaller Waders — Plovers, sandpipers, etc.
(5) Fowl-like Birds — Grouse, quail, etc.
(6) Birds of Prey — Hawks, eagles, owls
(7) Nonpasserine Land Birds
(8) Passerine (Perching) Birds

Within these groupings it will be seen that ducks do not
resemble loons; gulls are readily distinguishable from terns. The
needlelike bills of warblers immediately differentiate them from the
seed-cracking bills of sparrows. Birds that could be confused are
grouped together when possible and are arranged in identical profile
for direct comparison. The arrows point to outstanding "field marks"
which are explained opposite.

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