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Birds of lake, pond, and marsh : water and wetland birds of eastern North America
Eastman, John (John Andrew)
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Publication Information:
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
xv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Home Location
Central Library QL683.E27 E375 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Newstead Library QL683.E27 E375 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Waterfowl, rails, hawks, herons, and more.

Author Notes

John Eastman is the author of Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (978-0-8117-1367-2), as well as numerous other books and articles about the natural world.

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Booklist Review

This is the second volume in Eastman's three-volume series on the most common bird species of eastern North America. The 41 species of water and wetland birds range from waterfowl to finches, and include swans, geese, ducks, rails, hawks, herons, and wood warblers. Most occur outside as well as within the regional focus of this book--that is, east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio rivers. Most also occur in this region for only part of the year, owing to the fact that they migrate to warmer climates in the winter. Each entry includes detailed information on the species' English and Latin names, a brief description of the bird's appearance, calls and songs, close relatives, behavior (breeding range, migration, courtship, feeding and nesting, and flight patterns), ecology, and "focus" --a catchall section offering information on the origins of the bird's name, the bird's place in native or cultural history, details of certain adaptations it may show, etc. This is one of the most invaluable bird guides to be published in quite some time. --George Cohen

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