Birds of the World

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Jason A. Mobley
Marshall Cavendish, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 846 pages
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Birds of all imaginable sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns are nearly everywhere we might care to look, expressing a bewildering array of behaviors and strategies for successful living among all manner of challenges to survival.
 

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Contents

American Blackbirds and Orioles
8
American Coot
14
American Kestrel
20
Anatomy
24
Anhinga
32
Bald Eagle
38
Barn Owl
44
Beeeaters Rollers and Hoopoes
50
Nuthatches and Creepers
428
Ornithology
432
Ostriches and Other Ratites
436
Owls
444
Glossary
454
Parrots and Cockatoos
458
Passerines
468
Pelicans and Cormorants
492

Bills and Diet
56
Glossary
64
Contents
74
Blackcapped Chickadee
96
Bowerbirds
100
Brownheaded Cowbird
104
Readers Guide
110
California Condor
116
American Crow
122
American Goldfinch
128
Colonies
130
American Robin
138
Conservation
152
Courtship and Mating
160
Domestic Fowl
206
Downy Woodpecker
212
Eggs and Young
230
Elf Owl
234
Evolution
236
Extinct Birds
244
Finches
256
Flamingos
264
Flightless Birds
276
Game Birds
286
Glossary
298
Herons Bitterns and Egrets
328
Hornbills
338
Hummingbirds
354
Kingfishers Todies and Motmots
364
Legs and Feet
370
Loons
373
Mockingbirds and Thrashers
380
Contents
380
Mallard
386
Migration
390
Mockingbirds and Thrashers
398
Mourning Dove
404
286
414
Northern Flicker
420
Northern Mockingbird
426
Penguins
502
Pet Birds
508
Pigeons and Doves
514
Senses
548
Sexual Differentiation
554
Shorebirds
560
Snow Bunting
580
Songs
586
Sparrows and Buntings
592
Storks Ibises and Spoonbills
602
Swallows and Martins
614
Swifts
620
Swimming and Diving
624
Tanagers
630
Taxonomy
634
Territories
638
Threats to Birds
644
Thrushes and Robins
652
Titmice and Chickadees
662
Toucans
670
Trogons
678
Contents
692
Tyrant Flycatchers
696
Vireos
704
Virginia Rail
710
Wagtails and Pipits
712
Waterfowl
716
Wild Turkey
736
Wood Duck
742
Woodpeckers and Sapsuckers
747
Wood Warblers
754
Wrens and Dippers
762
Contents
770
Index of Species Names
790
American Coot
795
Index of Behaviors
804
Comprehensive Index
812
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