Download PDF by John Farrand: Gulls to Dippers (The Audubon Society Master Guide to

By John Farrand

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An complicated box instruction manual to the birds of North the USA: textual content by way of sixty one key specialists, with their own secrets and techniques for picking specific species with countless numbers of colour photos and work. the 1st consultant in response to the recent type of the yank Ornithologist's Union.

Volume 2 contains:

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers, Auks, Pigeons and Doves, Parrots, Cuckoos, Barn-Owls, regular Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Trogons, Hoopoes, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Tyrant-Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays and Crows, Titmice, Verdins, Bushtits, Nuthatches, Creepers, Bulbuls, Wrens, Dippers

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Garrett Herring Gull L a m s argentatus The familiar H erring Gull is the most widespread and abundant gull in Noi'th America, breeding along both coasts (although much less commonly in the West), as well as on large inland lakes and rivers. These omnivorous scavengers gather at dumps and fish wharves, around offshore fishing operations, and even in plowed fields. Early in the morning and during stormy w eather, many fly inland to feed or bathe in freshw ater lakes; later, they may be seen flying coastward in fixed formation toward their communal evening roosts.

Also in British Isles, northern Europe, and Iceland; winters south to southern Africa and east to Iran. Claudia Wilds Breeding adult Slaty-backed Gull L a m s schistisagus This large gull of the Bering Sea occurs in w inter along leads and edges of the pack ice, sometimes in flocks of more than 30. 5 cm). Mantle is color of w'et slate; often appears black at a distance. Contrast between dark gray mantle and white spotted black wing tips visible at close range. Primaries white-tipped; outerm ost have large subterminal or terminal white spot, and penultim ate have much smaller white spot.

Range Breeds from Alaska and northern Mackenzie and east to Labrador and Newfoundland, south to southern British Columbia, southern Mackenzie, w estern Saskatchewan, eastern Montana, central Wisconsin, northern Ohio, northern New York; along Atlantic to N orth Carolina. W inters south to Panama and the W est Indies. Also breeds in Old World. W ayne R . Petersen Thayer’s Gull Larus thayeri Probably conspecific with the Iceland Gull and formerly considered a subspecies of the H erring Gull, Thayer’s is often difficult to distinguish in the field.

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