Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Sixth Edition
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Identify the birds that fly overhead or hop about in your backyard with the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America. Full-color illustrated plates are organized in taxonomic order, with exceptions for similar-looking/acting birds, which are also grouped together. Each species entry includes the Latin name, mapped habitat location, description of appearance, voice, and habitat. Covers more than 500 birds. 445 indexed pages with flight silhouette index. Soft flexicover. 5" x 8'. 6th Edition.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 472
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0547152469
ISBN-13: 9780547152462
Series: Peterson Field Guides

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The best-selling field guide since 1934, the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America features clear, succinct accounts of more than 500 species, accurate and beautiful paintings on 159 color plates, and 512 maps annotated with extensive range information, making this the most accessible field guide for bird watchers in eastern North America. Peterson Field Guides are valuable additions to any birder's pocket or day pack. At a trim size of 5 x 8, they are portable and beautifully illustrated. Photographs, while modern looking and colorful, capture just one moment in time. The paintings in these guides, however, show all of a bird's key field marks and use the Peterson Identification System to make bird identification easier for beginning and intermediate bird watchers. Expert birders have also created 35 entertaining and easy-to-use supplementary video podcasts, which are available to download.  
 

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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