The 393 species most commonly seen east of the 100th Meridian (in the United States, the region east of the Rocky Mountains) are featured in full-page profiles that emphasize all the information needed to identify them. Diagnostic photographs are silhouetted and clearly annotated, and any plumages, whether female, juvenile, subspecies, and winter or summer, that differ noticeably from the primary image are also included and labeled accordingly. Detailed similar species boxes show the plumage that is most similar-in some cases the female or juvenile rather than the featured adult-and the most significant differences are picked out. Stunning context photographs show the bird at home, in its normal habitat or performing behavior that is typical of that species. Schematic artworks show the shape and posture of the bird in flight as well as its coloration, and a diagram of its flight pattern is also included.
The border of Texas and Mexico is a popular destination because of the many species that can be seen nowhere else in eastern North America. The 60 most common of these southern gems are profiled in their own section of quarter-page entries, each with a stunning photograph annotated to point out the most significant field marks. A separate section profiles 44 species that are particularly uncommon or local in their distribution.
In Wildlife of the World, truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you "face-to-face" with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play.
From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species.
Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Birds are grouped according to habitat and appearance, each image highlighted with their key characteristics, showing you exactly how to tell each bird apart. Birds that look similar or that are commonly or easily confused are placed alongside each other for quick comparison and instant identification. Introductory spreads reveal where to look for birds within each habitat, which will help increase your chances of successful birdwatching.
An introductory reference section covers everything you need to know before setting out, from basic bird anatomy to key tips on identification. What's that Bird? is separated into habitat-based sections, which catalog groups of birds you are likely to see in each and point out how to distinguish and identify them.
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