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Molt in North American birds, Steve N.G. Howell ; sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the National Wildlife Federation

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Molt in North American birds
Title
Molt in North American birds
Statement of responsibility
Steve N.G. Howell ; sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the National Wildlife Federation
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To most observers, molt seems an overwhelming subject. But birders use many aspects of molt more than they realize--to distinguish juvenile birds from adults, to pick out an individual hummingbird from among dozens visiting a feeder, and much more. And for those whose interest goes beyond simply identifying birds, questions such as "What triggers molt to start? How fast do feathers grow? and How long do they last?" offer a fascinating window into the lives of birds. Put plainly, molt relates in some way to everything a bird does, including where it lives, what it eats, and how far it migrates. Here, for the first time, molt is presented for the nonscientist. Molt is very orderly and built on only four underlying strategies: simple basic, complex basic, simple alternate, and complex alternate. This book clearly lays out these strategies, relates them to aspects of life history, such as habitat and migration, and makes this important subject accessible
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Howell, Steve N. G
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL697.4
LC item number
.H69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Roger Tory Peterson Institute
  • National Wildlife Federation
Series statement
The Peterson reference guide series
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  • Feathers
  • Molting
  • Birds
Label
Molt in North American birds, Steve N.G. Howell ; sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the National Wildlife Federation
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-259) and index
Contents
Introduction. How to use this book ; Background questions ; Underlying patterns ; Birds in the real world -- Family accounts. Anatidae: swans, geese, and ducks ; Cracidae: plain chachalaca ; Tetraonidae and Phasianidae: grouse and pheasants ; Meleagrididae: wild turkey ; Odontophoridae: New World quail ; Gaviidae: loons ; Podicipedidae: grebes ; Diomedeidae: albatrosses ; Procellariidae: petrels ; Oceanitidae: storm-petrels ; Phaethontidae: tropicbirds ; Sulidae: boobies and gannets ; Pelecanidae: pelicans ; Phalacrocoracidea: cormorants ; Anhingidae: anhinga ; Fregatidae: frigatebirds ; Ardeidae: herons ; Threskiornithidae: ibises and spoonbills ; Ciconiidae: storks ; Phoenicopteridae: flamingos ; Cathartidae: New World vultures ; Accipitridae: hawks ; Falconidae: falcons ; Rallidae: rails and coots ; Aramidae: limpkin ; Gruidae: cranes ; Charadriidae: plovers ; Haematopodidae: oystercatchers ; Recurvirostridae: stilts and avocets ; Jacanidae: northern jacana ; Scolopacidae: sandpipers ; Laridae: gulls ; Sternidae: terns ; Rynchopidae: black skimmer ; Stercorariidae: skuas and jaegers ; Alcidae: auklets, murres, and puffins ; Columbidae: pigeons ; Psittacidae: parrots ; Cuculidae: cuckoos ; Tytonidae: barn owl ; Strigidae: typical owls ; Caprimulgidae: nightjars ; Apodidae: swifts ; Trochilidae: hummingbirds ; Trogonidae: trogons ; Alcedinidae: kingfishers ; Picidae: woodpeckers -- Songbirds. Tyrannidae: tyrant-flycatchers ; Laniidae: shrikes ; Vireonidae: vireos ; Corvidae: crows and jays ; Alaudidae: larks ; Hirundinidae: swallows ; Paridae: Chickadees and titmice ; Remizidae: verdin ; Aegithalidae: bushtit ; Sittidae: nuthatches ; Certhiidae: brown creeper ; Troglodytidae: wrens ; Cinclidae: American dipper ; Polioptilidae: gnatcatchers ; Regulidae: kinglets ; Sylviidae: Old World warblers ; Turdidae: thrushes ; Timaliidae: wrentit ; Mimidae: mockingbirds and thrashers ; Sturnidae: starlings and allies ; Motacillidae: pipits and wagtails ; Bombycillidae: waxwings ; Ptilogonatidae: phainopepla ; Peucedramidae: olive warbler ; Parulidae: wood-warblers ; Thrapidae: tanagers ; Emberizidae: sparrows and allies ; Cardinalidae: cardinals and allies ; Icteridae: blackbirds and orioles ; Fringillidae: finches ; Passeridae: Old World sparrows
Control code
ocn441153043
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 267 p.
Isbn
9780547152356
Lccn
2009050643
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)441153043
Label
Molt in North American birds, Steve N.G. Howell ; sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the National Wildlife Federation
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-259) and index
Contents
Introduction. How to use this book ; Background questions ; Underlying patterns ; Birds in the real world -- Family accounts. Anatidae: swans, geese, and ducks ; Cracidae: plain chachalaca ; Tetraonidae and Phasianidae: grouse and pheasants ; Meleagrididae: wild turkey ; Odontophoridae: New World quail ; Gaviidae: loons ; Podicipedidae: grebes ; Diomedeidae: albatrosses ; Procellariidae: petrels ; Oceanitidae: storm-petrels ; Phaethontidae: tropicbirds ; Sulidae: boobies and gannets ; Pelecanidae: pelicans ; Phalacrocoracidea: cormorants ; Anhingidae: anhinga ; Fregatidae: frigatebirds ; Ardeidae: herons ; Threskiornithidae: ibises and spoonbills ; Ciconiidae: storks ; Phoenicopteridae: flamingos ; Cathartidae: New World vultures ; Accipitridae: hawks ; Falconidae: falcons ; Rallidae: rails and coots ; Aramidae: limpkin ; Gruidae: cranes ; Charadriidae: plovers ; Haematopodidae: oystercatchers ; Recurvirostridae: stilts and avocets ; Jacanidae: northern jacana ; Scolopacidae: sandpipers ; Laridae: gulls ; Sternidae: terns ; Rynchopidae: black skimmer ; Stercorariidae: skuas and jaegers ; Alcidae: auklets, murres, and puffins ; Columbidae: pigeons ; Psittacidae: parrots ; Cuculidae: cuckoos ; Tytonidae: barn owl ; Strigidae: typical owls ; Caprimulgidae: nightjars ; Apodidae: swifts ; Trochilidae: hummingbirds ; Trogonidae: trogons ; Alcedinidae: kingfishers ; Picidae: woodpeckers -- Songbirds. Tyrannidae: tyrant-flycatchers ; Laniidae: shrikes ; Vireonidae: vireos ; Corvidae: crows and jays ; Alaudidae: larks ; Hirundinidae: swallows ; Paridae: Chickadees and titmice ; Remizidae: verdin ; Aegithalidae: bushtit ; Sittidae: nuthatches ; Certhiidae: brown creeper ; Troglodytidae: wrens ; Cinclidae: American dipper ; Polioptilidae: gnatcatchers ; Regulidae: kinglets ; Sylviidae: Old World warblers ; Turdidae: thrushes ; Timaliidae: wrentit ; Mimidae: mockingbirds and thrashers ; Sturnidae: starlings and allies ; Motacillidae: pipits and wagtails ; Bombycillidae: waxwings ; Ptilogonatidae: phainopepla ; Peucedramidae: olive warbler ; Parulidae: wood-warblers ; Thrapidae: tanagers ; Emberizidae: sparrows and allies ; Cardinalidae: cardinals and allies ; Icteridae: blackbirds and orioles ; Fringillidae: finches ; Passeridae: Old World sparrows
Control code
ocn441153043
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 267 p.
Isbn
9780547152356
Lccn
2009050643
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)441153043

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