Author: Hal H. Harrison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2001-09-30
The nests and eggs of all the common birds found west of the Mississippi are covered in detail - 520 species in all. More than 400 photographs show the nests and eggs in their typical habitats. Descriptive text includes color, shape, and number of eggs for each species, plus information on nesting materials, construction, and dimensions.
Under His Wings is a bestselling devotional collection of real-life bird encounters enjoyed by the author. Joy had no idea when she moved from the city to the country that God was going to express His love for her and all of us in so many tender moments. You don’t have to be a birdwatcher to enjoy the stories or the life-changing truths in this delightful book.
Author: S. N. Sedgwick
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release Date: 2016-08-26
This book comprises a simple guide to the identification of the nests of common British birds. This antique text was published separately from the book to which it belongs ('The Young People's Nature-Study Book') in the hope that it would prove of some value on its own. It is aimed at young readers upon their rambles in spring, enabling them to identify the birds to which nests belong - without tedious taxonomical analysis. The perfect text for amateur ornithologists, this lovely little book makes a great addition to any collection of bird watching literature. The chapters of this book include: 'Nests Unmistakable - With Characteristic Shapes, or Eggs of Special Colours'; 'Nests Built on the Ground of Birds as Big as a Skylark and Larger'; 'Large Nests found Chiefly in Trees'; 'Nests in Holes, in Trees or Banks'; 'Nests found upon or near Fresh Water'; 'Nests of Common Sea-birds'; 'Nests Generally Built in Rushes, Hedges, etc.'; 'Small Birds' Nests that may be found near Water in Marshy Places'; et cetera. We are proud to republish this text here complete with a new introduction to ornithology.
Filled with beautiful images, this new field guide presents the nesting habits of the 730 bird species known to breed in southern Africa. From vultures and eagles to waxbills and cisticolas, this comprehensively cross-referenced book contains up-to-date information about each species—when and where they nest, what the nest and eggs look like, and how long it takes for the eggs to hatch. A perfect gift for nature-lovers, it also includes accurately colored, life-size reproductions of all the species’ eggs, no matter how big or small.
Author: Timothy Dale Bowman
Publisher: University of Alaska Sea Grant
Release Date: 2004
This water-resistant, color-illustrated book helps in identification of nests and eggs of birds on Alaska's coastal tundra. It covers the Alaska Peninsula, the Bering and Chukchi sea coasts, and the Arctic Coastal Plain including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and includes photos of the birds.
Author: D. Charles Deeming
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Nests, Eggs, and Incubation brings together a global team of leading authorities to provide a comprehensive overview of the fascinating and diverse field of avian reproduction. Starting with a new assessment of the evolution of avian reproductive biology in light of recent research, the book goes on to cover four broad areas: the nest, the egg, incubation, and the study of avian reproduction. New research on nest structures, egg traits, and life history is incorporated, whilst contemporary methodologies such as self-contained temperature probes and citizen science are also discussed. Applied chapters describe how biological knowledge can be applied to challenges such as urbanisation and climate change. The book concludes by suggesting priorities for future research. This book builds upon the foundations laid down by Charles Deeming's 2002 work Avian Incubation (available for readers of this book to access online for free), much of which remains relevant today. Read in conjunction with this previous volume, it provides an up-to-date and thorough review of egg biology, nest function, and incubation behaviour, which will be an essential resource for students of avian biology, as well as both professional and amateur ornithologists working in the field of avian reproduction.
Author: Paul J. Baicich
Release Date: 1997
Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, Second Edition provides a thorough, species-by-species guide to the breeding biology of the birds of North America. Some 670 breeding species are described in full, covering the birds of a vast area, from the Arctic to the southern boundary of the continental United States. The main text presents complete basic information on the breeding cycle of each species, summarized in a natural sequence: nest habitat, nest-site, nest construction, breeding season, eggs, incubation and nesting and nestling period. More than 700 color and line illustrations provide valuable information on the identification of the nests, eggs, and nestlings of 597 species. The book covers perhaps the most fascinating aspects of North American bird life, their reproduction and the care of their young, essential elements in the survival of any species. The book summarizes all that is known of this crucial part of a bird''s life cycle, and by omission, points to what is yet unknown and may yet be discovered by the scientific ornithologist and birder alike. If your fascination in the nests, eggs, and nestlings of North American birds centers on identifying them in the field, you will find this book essential. If conservation is also a concern, you will appreciate the value of understanding the breeding requirements and biology of even the most common of species. This book will prove invaluable whatever your interest in North American birds. Key Features: Describes nests, eggs, and nestlings and gives basic biological information on nesting and breeding biology Includes up-to-date coverage of all breeding species found in North America, including Alaska and Canada in one comprehensive volume Contains more than 700 color and line illustrations of nests, eggs, and nestlings Species List by Family: Loons: Gaviidae. Grebes: Podicipedidae. Shearwaters: Procellariidae. Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae. Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae. Pelicans: Pelecanidae. Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae. Darters: Anhingidae. Frigatebirds: Fregatidae. Bitterns and Herons: Ardeidae. Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiomithidae. Storks: Ciconiidae. Swans, Geese, and Ducks: Anatidae. American Vultures: Catharidae. Kites, Hawks, Eagles and Allies: Accipitridae. Caracaras and Falcons: Falconidae. Guans: Cracidae. Partridges, Grouse, Turkey, and Quail: Phasianidae. Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae. Limpkins: Aramidae. Cranes: Gruidae. Plovers: Charadriidae. Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae. Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae. Jacanas: Jacanidae. Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies: Scolopacidae. Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae. Auks, Murres, and Puffins: Alcidae. Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae. Parakeets and Parrots: Psittacidae. Cuckoos, Roadrunner, and Anis: Cuculidae. Barn Owls: Tytonidae. Typical Owls: Strigidae. Goatsuckers: Caprimulgidae. Swifts: Apodidae. Hummingbirds: Trochilidae. Trogons: Trogonidae. Kingfishers: Alcedinidae. Woodpeckers: Picidae. Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae. Larks: Alaudidae. Swallows: Hirundinidae. Jays, Magpies, and Crows: Corvidae. Titmica: Paridae. Verdin: Remizidae. Bushtits: Aegithalidae. Nutcatchers: Sittidae. Creepers: Certhiidae. Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae. Wrens: Troglodytidae. Dippers: Cinclidae. Old World Warblers, Gnatcatchers, Old World Flycatchers, Thrushes and Wrentit: Uscicapidae. Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae. Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae. Waxwings Bombycillidae. Silky-Flycatchers: Ptilogonatidae. Shrikes: Laniidae. Starlings: Stumidae. Vireos: Vireonidae. Wood-Warblers, Tanagers, Cardinals, Grosbreaks, Sparrows, Buntins, Blackbirds, and Allies: Emberizidae. Fringinlline and Carueline Finches and Allies: Fringillidae. Old World Sparrows: Passeridae.
Author: Colin James Oliver Harrison
Release Date: 2002
This revised edition is a field guide covering the nests, eggs and nestlings of European birds. It allows identification in the field of all these stages, with detailed information of when and where birds breed, coloured illustrations of all the chicks of all the common birds, plus photographs of the eggs and drawings of the nest.