A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada
A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all the features that make possible identification of all 62 species of sparrows that occur in North America. The text gives detailed descriptions of the summer, winter, and juvenile plumages of each species, as well as comparisons with similar species. The species accounts are illustrated with range maps and superb line drawings showing behavioral postures and, where useful, fine features of tail feather patterns. The 27 color plates splendidly illustrate the various plumages of each species with the emphasis on the distinctive appearance of birds of different sex, age, and geographic regions. This beautiful and authoritative book will be a must for the library of all keen birders living in and visiting North America.
Species accounts include discussions of species':
* Nesting biology
* Geographic variations
* Historical and present status
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A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the ...
James D. Rising
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abundance map based Adult female Adult male Alaska Arizona belly bill depth blackish breast and ﬂanks Breeding Bird Survey British Columbia brown streaked brownish buffy Bunting California California Towhee chestnut Chestnut-collared Longspurs chip coast coloration coverts and tertials crown dark brown darker distinct dusky ear-coverts edged exposed culmen feathers ﬁeld ﬁrst First-winter ﬂight ﬂocks ﬂushed ﬂy Fox Sparrow GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION grass Grasshopper Sparrows gray grayish brown greater coverts HABITAT Henslow’s Incubation Iunco juncos juvenile Lapland Longspurs LeConte’s Longspurs lower mandible malar stripe males slightly larger mandible mantle McCown’s median crown-stripe Mountains moustachial nape Ontario pale buff paler pinkish plumage rare Reed Buntings Relative abundance map Rufous-crowned Sparrow rump rusty brown Sage Sparrow Savannah Sparrows scapulars Sharp-tailed Sparrow Similar species Slate-colored Snow Buntings song spot Spotted Towhee submoustachial stripe subspecies supercilium supraloral tail tarsus Texas throat Towhee underparts undertail-coverts Upperparts usually whitish wing wing-bars winter yellow