Birds of Houston (Google eBook)

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University of Texas Press, Jul 22, 2010 - Nature
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No matter where you see birds in the city—in parks or woodlands, on power lines or in parking lots—they are the natural soul of the urban landscape. They enhance the city and the lives of those who watch them.

Nature writer B. C. Robison and wildlife photographer John Tveten have teamed up to produce this field guide for birders who want to identify the birds most commonly seen in Houston. Fifty-five species are included, ranging from such well-known favorites as the mockingbird and cardinal to the more exotic yellow-crowned night heron.

A full-color photograph for each bird appears alongside warm and often witty description. For quick reference, a summary of the primary field marks of the adult bird is also provided. This summary includes not only identifying features of the bird but also its habitats, the time of year it can be found, and its distinctive behavioral traits.

Aimed at the beginning birder, the guide also gives tips on buying binoculars and on attracting birds to your yard.

  

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Contents

DOVES
21
Mourning Dove
22
WOODPECKERS
27
Redbellied Woodpecker
28
Yellowbellied Sapsucker
29
BLACKBIRDS
39
Greattailed Grackle
40
European Starling
41
Mississippi Kite
78
Loggerhead Shrike
80
BIRDS OF THE WOODLANDS
83
Rubycrowned Kinglet
84
Bluegray Gnatcatcher
85
HERONS AND EGRETS
95
Yellowcrowned NightHeron
96
Greenbacked Heron
97

Redwinged Blackbird
42
Northern Cardinal
52
BIRDS OF THE SUMMER SKY
55
Chimney Swift
56
Cedar Waxwing
62
Killdeer
64
Northern Harrier
66
HAWKS
69
Redshouldered Hawk
70
American Kestrel
74
Eastern Meadowlark
76
American Robin
102
Lesser Snow Goose
104
Turkey Vulture
106
OWLS
109
Rubythroated Hummingbird
115
Scissortailed Flycatcher
118
Barn Swallow
120
Eastern Bluebird
122
Brown Thrasher
125
Brown Creeper
127
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