Birds of New England

Birds of New England

by Todd Telander

Paperback(2nd Edition)

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Each Falcon Field Guide to birds introduces the 180 most common and sought-after species in a state. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed illustrations, these informative guides make it easy to identify birds in a backyard, favorite parks, and wildlife areas. Each bird is accompanied by a detailed listing of its prominent attributes and a color illustration showing its important features. Birds are organized in taxonomic order, keeping families of birds together for easy identification. This is the essential source for the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493051908
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Series: Falcon Pocket Guides Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 122,897
Product dimensions: 4.33(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Todd Telander is a freelance natural science illustrator, a wildlife artist, and the author and illustrator of many FalconGuides, including Mushrooms and the Scats and Tracks series. He lives with his wife, Kirsten, and two sons, Miles and Oliver.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Notes about the Species Accounts vi

Bird Topography and Terms viii


Geese, Ducks, Mergansers (Family Anatidae) 1

Quail (Family Odontophoridae) 20

Pheasants, Grouse, Turkeys (Family Phasianidae) 20

Grebes (Family Podicipedidae) 24

Pigeons, Doves (Family Columbidae) 25

Cukoos (Family Cuculidae) 26

Nightjars, Nighthawks (Family Caprimulgidae) 27

Swifts (Family Apodidae) 29

Hummingbirds (Family Trochilidae) 29

Rails, Coots (Family Rallidae) 30

Cranes (Family Gruidae) 34

Avocets (Family Recurvirostridae) 35

Oystercatchers (Family Haematopodidae) 35

Plovers (Family Charadriidae) 36

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Family Scolopacidae) 39

Jaegers, Skuas (Family Stercorariidae) 55

Alcids (Family Alcidae) 55

Gulls, Terns (Family Laridae) 59

Loons (Family Gaviidae) 69

Fulmars, Shearwaters (Family Procellariidae) 70

Storm-Petrels (Family Hydrobatidae) 72

Gannets (Family Sulidae) 73

Cormorants (Family Phalacrocoracidae) 74

Pelicans (Family Pelecanidae) 75

Herons, Egrets (Family Ardeidae) 76

Ibises (Family Threskiornithidae) 82

New World Vultures (Family Cathartidae) 83

Kites, Hawks, Eagles (Family Accipitridae) 84

Barn Owl (Family Tytonidae) 91

Typical Owls (Family Strigidae) 91

Kingfishers (Family Alcedinidae) 97

Woodpeckers (Family Picidae) 97

Falcons (Family Falconldae) 103


Tyrant Flycatchers (Family Tyrannidae) 105

Shrikes (Family Laniidae) 110

Vireos (Family Vireonldae) 111

Jays, Crows (Family Corvidae) 114

Larks (Family Alaudidae) 116

Swallows (Family Hirundinidae) 117

Chickadees, Titmice (Family Paridae) 120

Nuthatches (Family Sittidae) 121

Creepers (Family Certhiidae) 122

Wrens (Family Troglodytidae) 123

Gnatcatchers (Family Polioptilidae) 125

Kinglets (Family Regulidae) 125

Thrushes (Family Turdidae) 126

Mockingbirds, Catbirds, Thrashers (Family Mimidae) 130

Starlings (Family Sturnidae) 131

Waxwings (Family Bombycillidae) 132

Old World Sparrows (Family Passeridae) 133

Pipits (Family Motacillidae) 134

Finches (Family Fringillidae) 134

Longspur, Snow Bunting (Family Calcariidae) 141

Sparrows (Family Passerelidae) 142

Blackbirds, Grackles, Orioles (Family Ictertdae) 150

Wood-Warblers (Family Parulidae) 156

Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Tanagers, Buntings (Family Cardinalidae) 175

Index 178

About the Author/Illustrator 183

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