Sibley Guide To Bird Life & Behavior
2001. David Allen Sibley. A landmark new book designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds. The book combines more than 795 full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologists. Introductory essays outline the principles of avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, and more. Subjects covered include molts and plumages, habitats, food and foraging, courtship and breeding, migration and movements, nests and eggs, conservation, and much more. 587 pages, hard cover, color illustrations.