The hummingbirds of North America

The hummingbirds of North America

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Paul A. Johnsgard's Hummingbirds of North America is the only book devoted to the identification, distribution, and biology - both individual and comparative - of all hummingbirds that breed in North America. First published in 1983, this acclaimed volume now has been revised and expanded to include twenty-five Mexican species, such as the long-billed starthroat and the fork-tailed emeralds, thereby more than doubling the species coverage of the original edition. Full species-by-species accounts survey the evolutionary history, anatomical and physiological specializations, and comparative ecology, behavior, and reproduction biology of this largest family of nonpasserine birds. Individual accounts are complemented by 24-full-color paintings.... in height from less than 1 meter to 9 meters from the ground and on nearly every possible substrate, including electric wires, climbing vines, and many kinds of trees, such as citrus, eucalyptus, and many chaparral species, especially oaks.

Title:The hummingbirds of North America
Author:Paul A. Johnsgard
Publisher:Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press - 1997


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