Life Histories of North American Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, and Their Allies, Volume 9, Part 2

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Courier Corporation, 1942 - Nature - 555 pages
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Bent's Life Histories series is the most comprehensive and reliable collection of information ever compiled on the behavior of birds -- a must for ornithologists, amateur bird-watchers, naturalists and anyone for whom an involvement with birds doesn't end with identification. Bent gives careful, detailed resumes of virtually everything known about the life-cycles and habits of hundreds of birds: field marks and plumage, courtship, nesting, care of young, voice, enemies, food, migration, eggs, winter ranges, and many other topic. In addition, each volume is profusely illustrated with live photographs. It is unlikely that a work of such thoroughness (originally published under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution) will ever be superseded or even equalled. The volumes will serve perpetually both as essential reference works and as superlative introductions to the world of birds.

Flycatchers, larks, swallows, peewees, martins, kingbirds, phoebes and 71 other species. Information on plumage, nesting, care of young, migration, food habits, courtship, much more.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Tyrant flycatchers ll
11
Lichtensteins kingbird
54
Cassins kingbird
70
Order Passnarromu1sContinued
123
Oiivaoeous flycatcher
137
San Quintin phoebe
165
Alder flycatcher
204
Couess flycatcher
260
Pallid horned lark
320
Prairie horned lark
342
Order PABSEBIIOBXII8COIltl11Ued
364
Sonora horned lark
371
Order Passmuron nitaContinued
488
Western martin
509
Literature cited
517

Least flycatcher
213
Order Passsn1rorun1sContinued
246

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