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The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior

By David Allen Sibley   |   Published On: Jul 28, 2009
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The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, combining more than 795 beautiful full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologists.

The book includes essays that outline the principles of avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, and more. The 80 family-by-family chapters describe the amazing range of behavior dictated by birds’ biology and environment. Among the subjects covered and illustrated are molts and plumages, habitats, food and foraging, vocalizations and displays, courtship and breeding, rearing of young, migration and movements, scientific groupings, conservation, and more. Accessibly written, superbly designed and organized, and brilliantly illustrated, it’s an indispensable source of information on the avian life around us.

About the Author

Artist, writer, naturalist David Allen Sibley is the author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds. He has contributed art and articles to Smithsonian, Science, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, BirdWatching, and North American Birds, and wrote and illustrated a syndicated column for The New York Times. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Birding Association and the Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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    9.7 x 6.1 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight
    3.32 pounds
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  • Author
    David Allen Sibley
  • Publication Date
    Jul 28, 2009
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House

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