A Field Guide to Western Birds' Nests: Of 520 Species Found Breeding in the United States West of the Mississippi River
Roger Tory Peterson, Mada Harrison
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 30, 2001 - Nature - 320 pages
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.
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