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By Mark Elbroch, Eleanor Marks, C. Diane Boretos

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• Songbirds, waterfowl, owls, shorebirds, warblers, woodpeckers, nightjars, birds of prey • Dozens of feather teams photographed in colour
A sighting within the box is only one manner birders can determine fowl species. Observant nature-lovers can observe what birds are the place by means of reading tracks, trails, and various chicken signal: discarded feathers, feeding leftovers and caches, pellets, nests, droppings, and skulls and bones. This absolutely illustrated guide--the first of its type for North American birds--presents thorough and simple guideline for picking chicken households or person species via cautious exam of the original signal they depart in the back of. It additionally deals keys to the birds' habit within the wild.

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The walking trail of a mourning dove at sunup. (TX) Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) Track: 1 3/4-2 in. 4-5. 3 4 in. 9 em) W Classic bird track. Medium. Anisodactyl. Metatarsal wea kly registers or is absent altogether. S i m i lar species: Other jays and nutcrackers have larger tracks. Towhees splay their feet more. Tra i l : Hop TW 1 3/4-27/s in. 3 em) Strides 6-1 8 in.

Similar species: Other towhees, especi a l ly the eastern towhee. Canyon towhees tend to run, and spotted towhees far more often hop. Toes 2 and 4 appear longer than those of robins and mimic thrushes. TW F/s-2 1/s in. 4 em) Trai l : Hop Run Strides 3-8 in. 3 em) Strides 31/4-5112 in. 2- 1 4 em)

1 . 7 em) W �.. J I '�i�J Classic bird track. Very sma ll to smal l. Anisodactyl. Metatarsal weakly registers or is absent altogether. S i m i lar species: Sparrow tracks are the same size, but have a different foot morphology. Trai l : Hop TW 1 7/s-21/4 i n . 4 em) Strides 3112-1 2 in. f -,�. fit, �· I \_ ... }:of f. \�f! "f � Cardinal tracks. (MA) Northern cardinal trail: hopping in mud. Tracks and Trails American pipit tracks (L); trail: walking in mud (R). American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) Track: P/s-1 1h in.

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