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Rare Birds of North America / Steve N.G. Howell, Ian Lewington, and Will Russell.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780691117966
  • ISBN: 0691117969
  • Description: xviii, 428 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-423) and index.
Contents Note: Preface -- Acknowledgments -- How to Use This Book -- Abbreviations and Terminology -- Geographic Terms -- Introduction -- What is a 'Rare Bird-And When and Whence? -- Migration and Vagrancy in Birds -- Migration -- Vagrancy -- Drift -- Misorientation -- Overshooting -- Dispersal -- Association -- Disorientation -- False Vagrancy -- Where Do North American Vagrants Come From? -- Old World Species -- East Asia -- Western Eurasia-Africa -- New World Species -- Mainland -- Island -- Pelagic Species -- Temperate Southern Hemisphere -- Subtropical and Equatorial -- Topography, Molt, and Aging -- Bird Topography -- Molts and Plumages -- Molt and Aging -- Waterfowl -- Pelagic Seabirds -- Gulls and Terns -- Shorebirds -- Wading Birds -- Raptors and Owls -- Larger Landbirds -- Aerial Landbirds -- Songbirds -- Species Accounts -- Waterfowl -- Old World -- New World -- Sungrebes -- Alcids -- Pelagic Seabirds -- Petrels -- Albatrosses -- Storm-Petrels -- Tropicbirds -- Frigatebirds -- Boobies -- Gulls and Terns -- Shorebirds -- Old World -- Plovers -- Oystercatchers -- Stilts -- Sandpipers -- Pratincoles -- New World -- Thick-knees -- Plovers -- Wading Birds -- Old World -- Herons -- Cranes -- Rails -- New World -- Herons -- Storks -- Rails -- Jacanas -- Raptors and Owls -- Old World -- New World -- Larger Landbirds -- Old World -- Nightjars -- Pigeons -- Cuckoos -- Hoopoes -- Woodpeckers -- Corvids -- New World -- Pigeons -- Cuckoos -- Trogons -- Kingfishers -- Aerial Landbirds -- Old World -- Swifts -- Swallows -- New World -- Hummingbirds -- Swifts -- Swallows -- Songbirds -- Old World -- Old World Flycatchers -- Shrikes -- Accentors -- Chats and Thrushes -- Old World Warblers -- Wagtails and Pipits -- Larks -- Old World Buntings -- Finches -- New World -- Tyrant-flycatchers and allies -- Mimids -- Thrushes -- Silkies (Silky-flycatchers) -- Wrens -- Vireos -- Wood-warblers -- Grassquits -- Tanagers -- New World Grosbeaks and Allies -- New World Orioles -- Appendices -- Appendix A. Species New to North America, Fall 2011-Summer 2012 -- Appendix B. Species of Hypothetical Occurrence -- Appendix C. Birds New to North America, 1950-2011 -- Literature Cited -- Index
Subject: Rare birds > North America > Identification.
Rare birds > North America > Geographical distribution.
Lewington, Ian, author. (Added Author). Russell, Will, author. (Added Author).

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