A Field Guide to Western Birds' Nests

A Field Guide to Western Birds' Nests

Author: Hal H. Harrison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618164375

Category: Nature

Page: 396

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The nests and eggs of all the common birds found west of the Mississippi are covered in detail - 520 species in all. More than 400 photographs show the nests and eggs in their typical habitats. Descriptive text includes color, shape, and number of eggs for each species, plus information on nesting materials, construction, and dimensions.

Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests

Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests

Author: Casey McFarland

Publisher: Peterson Field Guides

ISBN: 9780544963382

Category: Nature

Page: 519

View: 925

A comprehensive field guide to the nests and nesting behavior of North American birds Beyond being a simple reference book, the Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests is a practical, educational, and intimate doorway to our continent's bird life. The diversity of nests and nesting strategies of birds reflect the unique biology and evolution of these charismatic animals. Unlike any other book currently on the market, this guide comprehensively incorporates nest design, breeding behavior, and habitat preferences of North American birds to provide the reader with a highly functional field resource and an engaging perspective of this sensitive part of a bird's life cycle.

Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds

Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds

Author: Christine Ann Ribic

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520273139

Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 911

“Until recently, inferring identities of predators and monitoring cryptic behaviors at the nest was time-consuming, often with anecdotal results. No more. Video nest surveillance, so aptly revealed in this volume, has ushered in a new era of data collection that allows field workers to link environmental factors with such aspects as the temporal dynamics of predator communities in relation to what the birds are doing at their nests, thus removing much of the guesswork of earlier studies.”--Spencer G. Sealy, University of Manitoba "Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds shatters earlier beliefs about how birds interact with nest predators. Much of what we thought we knew about nesting and its hazards was flat-out wrong, as authors in this book discovered by using modern technology in the field. As simple as we would like our models of animal behavior to be, this book shows that reality is far more complex and nuanced."--Douglas H. Johnson, University of Minnesota

Birds' Nests, Eggs and Egg-Collecting

Birds' Nests, Eggs and Egg-Collecting

Author: Richard Kearton

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547044833

Category: Pets

Page: 73

View: 911

"Birds' Nest, Eggs and Egg-collecting" by R. Kearton is a book on birds, including all British-breeding birds that have now any reasonable claim for treatment. The writers further discussed the aid of youthful naturalist in the study of one of the most interesting phases of bird life, reasons to protect the eggs of certain birds, or those of all birds breeding. It's a book for all household to read.

Helpers at Birds' Nests

Helpers at Birds' Nests

Author: Alexander Frank Skutch

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076000677398

Category: Nature

Page: 298

View: 974

In Helpers at Birds' Nests, renowned naturalist and ornithologist Alexander Skutch provides vivid, detailed accounts of a remarkable aspect of bird behavior -- the aid that one bird gives another who is neither its mate nor its dependent young and who may even belong to a different species. In graceful, clear prose, Skutch makes accessible to amateur bird-watchers examples of cooperation in species as far-flung as the little rifleman of New Zealand, the Laysan albatross in the mid Pacific, and the neotropical birds of Skutch's own Valley of El General in Costa Rica.

A Project Guide to Reptiles & Birds

A Project Guide to Reptiles & Birds

Author: Colleen Kessler

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612281209

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 303

Scientists have long debated the relationship between birds and reptiles. After all, there are some physical similarities between the species, from the eggs they both lay to the scales that can be found on their bodies. But what about the differences? Birds have feathers and are warm-blooded. Reptiles slither, crawl, and creep and are cold-blooded. Scientists study these similarities and differences by observing and experimenting, and now you can too. Whether you try the experiments and activities in this book for fun or for a science fair project, you’ll get an up-close and personal view of these two incredible types of animals. Are they related? You be the judge!