Birds of the Carolinas: Easyread Large Edition
The well-loved standard reference for bird-watchers and nature lovers in North Carolina and South Carolina, Birds of the Carolinas collects information on all avian species known to have occurred in the region since 1900. This thoroughly revised second edition describes more than 460 individual species, including 60 new species that have been recorded since the publication of the first edition in 1980. Updated entries for all species reflect the current status of bird life as well as major changes in taxonomy and nomenclature. Each species account indicates when and where the bird is most likely to be found in the Carolinas, its nesting habits, feeding habits, and descriptive information useful in identifying the species. Generously illustrated with nearly 400 color photographs, this comprehensive guide to regional birds and their behavior will quickly earn a prominent place on the bookshelf of every bird-watcher in the Carolinas.
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12 days adult male bill Blackbird breast broods Carolina Chickadees Chickadees Chipping Sparrow clutches coastal plain comments on family common permanent resident common summer resident County Cowbird Dare County dark Description early April Eastern Eastern Bluebirds Eastern Kingbird elevations eye ring fairly common fall migrant feathers feed the young Feeding habits feet female field guide FIGURE Finch Fish Crows flocks Flycatcher Grackle grasses gray Grosbeak ground habitat Horned Larks House Finch House Sparrow Hummingbird immature Incubation requires inland insects June late April leave the nest mid-April mid-May mountains Nesting habits nesting season North Carolina Northern Northern Cardinal Nuthatch occur October Oriole Palm Warbler patch perch piedmont pine Pine Siskin plumage Purple Finch Range rare rootlets seen song South Sparrow species spots streaked stripe Swallow tail throat throughout the Carolinas Thrush Towhee trees uncommon underparts usually Vireo Warbler western White-eyed Vireo woodlands Woodpecker Wren yellow young remain