Birds of Lake, Pond, and Marsh: Water and Wetland Birds of Eastern North America

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Stackpole Books, 1999 - Nature - 271 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
ix
WATERFOWL FAMILY Anatidae order Anseriformes
1
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
107
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
115
RAIL FAMILY Rallidae order Gruiformes
122
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
143
HAWK FAMILY Accipitridae order Ciconiiformes
149
Piedbilled Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
177
Doublecrested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
182
HERON FAMILY Ardeidae order Ciconiiformes
190
Common Loon Gavia immer
213
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
223
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
228
FINCH FAMILY Fringillidae
234
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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.

About the author (1999)

John Eastman is the author of Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (978-0-8117-1367-2), as well as numerous other books and articles about the natural world.

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