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Title:
Birds of North America : East
Author:
Kittinger, Jo S.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : D.K. Pub., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

An easy-to-use guide to 140 species.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789478986

9780789478993
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Perfect for beginners, but comprehensive enough for kids already into birds and birding, these easy-to-follow guides show you how to look for birds based on their color, size, shape, song, habitat, and behavior. Featuring over 140 species of birds pictured in over 1,000 full-color photographs, Smithsonian Kids' Field Guides Birds of North America East helps your favorite young naturalist find and identify birds found in the eastern part of North America in their own backyard -- or farther afield! But remember, the most important thing about birding is to have fun, so get out there and spot some feathered friends.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5-8. If the forthcoming pocket-size volumes in the Smithsonian Kids' Field Guides series are as well done as these two, kids with an interest in natural history will snap them up in no time. Using common names (scientific names appear in tiny print above), Kittinger introduces 140 bird species of eastern and western North America, grouping them by kind--songbirds, flycatchers, chickenlike birds, and more. Clear color photos of the male and female bird (the one of the female is very small) in summer plumage accompany a brief paragraph or two that highlights some special feature: the catbird makes catlike mewing sounds; the cuckoo is shy. Boxed insets add even more quick facts: one shows migratory and distribution patterns in map form; another indicates size; a third contains a few facts about diet and environment and what the birdcall sounds like. Some hints for bird-watching complete the books, which will get lots of use among hikers and scouts and wild-bird fanciers, even readers older than the books' target audience. --Stephanie Zvirin


Table of Contents

How to Use this Bookp. 4
About Birdsp. 6
Identifying Birdsp. 8
Watching Birdsp. 12
Bringing Birds Homep. 14
Bird Descriptionsp. 16
Long-legged Wadersp. 16
Ducks and Other Swimming Birdsp. 24
Birds of Shore and Seap. 41
Chickenlike Birdsp. 60
Pigeons and Dovesp. 64
Birds of Preyp. 66
Nightjarsp. 80
Swifts and Hummingbirdsp. 82
Woodpeckersp. 84
Flycatchers and Other Picky Eatersp. 90
Jays and Crowsp. 99
Songbirdsp. 101
Sparrows and Finchesp. 132
Blackbirdsp. 148
Glossaryp. 156
Indexp. 159

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