A Field Guide to Birds of the Desert Southwest
This field guide takes you to the desert and grassland areas of Arizona, California, and New Mexico where the total number of bird species reaches a staggering 440. Included are 21 desert birding hot spots, in-depth descriptions and behavioral information, 8 bird charts, and much more.
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adults American Kestrel areas Bank Swallow belly bird Blackbird blue body breast breeding season broods brown cavity Chihuahuan Raven CJ CJ coloration Common Raven cr cr crown Curve-billed Thrasher dark Description desert duck Egret feathers feeding feet female lays three fish flight flocks Flycatcher Gambel's Quail Gilded Flicker glossy grasses grasslands gray Grebe ground Gull Habitat and Diet hatch Hawk head Heron inches long insects lakes legs male Mating Behaviors mesquite neck Nesting and Mating Northern Northern Cardinal Northern Harrier numbers one-half inches perch Phainopepla plumage ponds prey Pyrrhuloxia rufous rump saguaro Salton Sea Sandpiper seen song sounds Southwest Southwestern lowlands Sparrow species spots streaking stripes Supplemental Information Swallow tail Thrasher three to five throat Towhee tree Turkey Vulture underparts upperparts usually Warbler Western Western Kingbird Western Screech-owl white eggs white eye ring wing patch winter resident Woodpecker Wren yellow young