Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds (2nd by Paul J. Baicich, J. O. Harrison

By Paul J. Baicich, J. O. Harrison

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Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, moment Edition presents an intensive, species-by-species advisor to the breeding biology of the birds of North the United States. a few 670 breeding species are defined in complete, protecting the birds of an unlimited zone, from the Arctic to the southern boundary of the continental usa. the most textual content offers entire simple info at the breeding cycle of every species, summarized in a typical series: nest habitat, nest-site, nest building, breeding season, eggs, incubation and nesting and nestling interval. greater than seven hundred colour and line illustrations supply priceless info at the identity of the nests, eggs, and nestlings of 597 species. The ebook covers maybe the main interesting points of North American chicken existence, their copy and the care in their younger, crucial components within the survival of any species. The publication summarizes all that's identified of this important a part of a bird's lifestyles cycle, and by way of omission, issues to what's but unknown and will but be found by means of the clinical ornithologist and birder alike. in the event that your fascination within the nests, eggs, and nestlings of North American birds facilities on settling on them within the box, you'll find this booklet crucial. If conservation is additionally a priority, you'll savor the price of realizing the breeding necessities and biology of even the commonest of species. This publication will end up necessary no matter what your curiosity in North American birds.

Key Features:
• Describes nests, eggs, and nestlings and offers simple organic details on nesting and breeding biology
• contains updated insurance of all breeding species present in North the United States, together with Alaska and Canada in a single complete quantity
• includes greater than seven hundred colour and line illustrations of nests, eggs, and nestlings

Species checklist by means of 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, ducks, and geese: 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. common 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. previous international Warblers, Gnatcatchers, previous global 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. previous international Sparrows: Passeridae.

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Nests in colonies. Nest: A burrow in turf, or rarely a deep natural hole among rocks. Some plant debris may accumulate at nest. Excavated by both sexes. Usually up to 3 ft. long and 18 in. below the surface, with an entrance 2�-3� in. in diameter. Breeding season: Begins early to late June. Single-brooded. Eggs: Single egg. Elliptical to short subelliptical. White, nonglossy. often with wreath of tiny reddish specks around large end. 33 x 25 mm. Incubation: By both sexes, changing over at night.

89 x 56 mm. Incubation: By both sexes, 27-29 days. Nestling: Like Common Loon. Down dark brownish-gray, but paler than that of Common Loon, with throat to upper breast and flanks paler still. Lower breast and belly white. Bill light horn-colored or even pale bluish-gray, dark basally and around nostrils. Legs and feet gray. Eyes dark brown. Nestling period: 48 Podicipedidae Young brooded at nest or elsewhere on shore for first few days. Downy chicks ride on back of swimming adults. Fed by both adults.

Bare scar­ let patches on lores and bare patch on crown. Irides olive-brown. Bill huffish with two vertical dark stripes. Nestling period: Estimated age at first flight 8-10 weeks. The brood and parents appear to remain together for a long period. Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) Figure 1 0, Plate 1 8 Breeds on open freshwater lakes, flood levels, pools, or river backwaters, with reed or vegetation cover. Usually nests colonially. often in close proximity. Nest usually in vegetation cover such as reeds.

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