Birds of Lake, Pond, and Marsh: Water and Wetland Birds of Eastern North America
Describing how 39 common water and wetland birds of eastern North America nest, mate, and rear their broods, this book takes a seasonal approach to bird study and is an appealing guide for birders of any skill level. 72 illustrations.
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Doublecrested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
HERON FAMILY Ardeidae order Ciconiiformes
Common Loon Gavia immer
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
FINCH FAMILY Fringillidae
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Page iii - For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.