Sister of My Heart gGood standard resource for anyone who is curious about birds Have found informed and observant thoughts about why Blue Jays are soutsy and aggressive nesting habits of olden eagles how hummingbirds protect themselves aggressive birds and much A wonderful book to have golden eagles how hummingbirds protect themselves aggressive birds and much A wonderful book to have hand This book is a collection of stories mythology poems and illustrations all about birds Some were entertaining some were sad in describing 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 et just the right poses for "thousands of birds in order to et just the right poses for drawings
This was before photography and high resolution binoculars provided a humane methodOther entries was before photography and high resolution binoculars provided a humane methodOther entries too long or not of interest to me so I did not feel uilty to flit through the pages I think it was a bit heavy to be a bedside book as it was hard to hold up when slightly reclined and dozing off allowing Class of 92: Out of Our League gravity to make a literal connection with my headGraeme s introductions at each chapter s beginning were insightful an Birding master Sibley has prepared an information rich repository of detailed information on birds to complement his fielduides 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 use as a field reference even if one made the attempt It is also probably than beginners and even intermediate birders are. “Once in a Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story 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”Thus did The New York Times in 1999reet David Allen Sibley’s monumental book which has uickly been established nationwide as the peerless standard bird identification uide The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is the new landmark book from David Allen Sibley Designed. Confusing at times because of the
textbook style and language but does provide a lot of important information for bird lovers I style and language but does provide a lot of important information for bird lovers I that there were pictures so that the 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 many different birds existed in North America A most helpful book I m etting sick of my bird factoids and am on a uest to find new ones This took forever to et through I ot 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 reat book for a bird nerd but I would not attempt it cover to cover otherwise This is something of a reference book The first part ives a Moonrise global overview of bird behavior the second part addresses the same for specific birdroups 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 Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi great illustrations Very factual almost textbook like full of knowledge and very useful knowledge too Not just about birds but about everything about birds of North America Including new behavioral traits and possible updates in taxonomy Great for the birder and for the student of ornithology alike. Nd environment Among the subjects covered and illustrated are molts and plumages habitats food and foraging vocalizations and displays courtship and breeding rearing of young migration and movements scientificroupings introduced species accidental species anatomy flight patterns nests and eggs conservation lobal distributionAccessibly written superbly designed and organized and brilliantly illustrated The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is an indispensable source of information on the avian life around .
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Prepared to work with For advanced birders this would be a valuable addition to the "reference library The o to book for all of your uestions about birds His field "library The o to book for all of your uestions about birds His field class="c0cf4159871dbe3033ff9f99f900007a" style="color: #33CC99; font-size: 17px;">guides are eually excellent so if you don t want a tome about the life histories are eually excellent so if you don t want a tome about the life histories all bird
Families You Can Get Thoseyou can et those saw Sibley speak once these books become impressive when you realize that some of his drawings are the result of literal years of observation This is a reat reference but it is pretty textbook y I think the eneral chapters at the front are ood 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 book is incredible The first few chapters discusses eneral bird anatomy behavior etc which were fascinating The book then oes into details on North American bird roups Hawks Kingfishers Grebes Wood Warblers etc and in each chapter includes most of the following sub chapters for each bird roup Taxonomy Variation Plumage Vocalizations Habitats Food and Foraging Flight Breeding Movements Conservation and Accidental Species Took me a while to et through the book because it was so long and had a TON of information but I enjoyed every page and would highly recommend for anyone interested in learning about North American birds This very detailed book about birds tends to be a bit. 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 uide Sibley takes us beyond identification to show us how birds live and what they do Introductory essays outline the principles of avian evolution life cycle body structure flight dynamics and The 80 family by family chapters describe the amazing range of behavior dictated by birds’ biology