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By Chandler S. Robbins, Bertel Bruun

This publication is better considered on a colour device.

Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. establish the raucous name of the Red-winged Blackbird. realize the key of opting for a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. It's basic with this vintage box consultant, Birds of North the US, a valuable favourite between novice chook fans and exacting pros. well-known because the authority on fowl identity, this helpful source provides:

-All of North the USA in a single volume
-Over 800 species and six hundred diversity maps
-Arthur Singer's recognized illustrations that includes male, woman, and juvenile plumage
-Sonograms that photograph sound for simple music recognition
-Migration routes, feeding conduct, and attribute flight patterns
-American ornithologists' classifications
-Convenient payment containers to checklist birds you may have pointed out
-Color tabs for speedy references

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