By Alexander F. Skutch,Dana Gardner
Antbirds and ovenbirds, of the 5 greatest households of birds discovered in simple terms within the Western Hemisphere, were between Alexander Skutch's favorites for greater than six a long time. during this publication, he attracts on years of observations to explain the lifestyles cycle of those attention-grabbing birds, which inhabit Latin the USA from tropical Mexico to Tierra del Fuego.
Skutch covers all features of the birds' lives, together with a number of the species in each one relatives, nutrients and foraging, lifestyle, voice, monitors and courtship, nests and incubation, and parental care. He additionally recounts anecdotes from his personal reports, developing bright photographs of antbirds foraging for the bugs Skutch stirs up on walks throughout the rainforest and of ovenbirds repairing the remark holes that he opens of their complex nests.
As a few of tropical America's least studied birds, antbirds and ovenbirds absolutely benefit the large remedy given them right here via certainly one of our such a lot distinctive senior ornithologists. Over fifty line drawings through famous fowl artist Dana Gardner make this ebook a pride for either armchair and box naturalists.
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Antbirds and Ovenbirds: Their Lives and Homes (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) by Alexander F. Skutch,Dana Gardner