Paul A. Johnsgard's Hummingbirds of North America is the only book devoted to the identification, distribution, and biology - both individual and comparative - of all hummingbirds that breed in North America. First published in 1983, this acclaimed volume now has been revised and expanded to include twenty-five Mexican species, such as the long-billed starthroat and the fork-tailed emeralds, thereby more than doubling the species coverage of the original edition. Full species-by-species accounts survey the evolutionary history, anatomical and physiological specializations, and comparative ecology, behavior, and reproduction biology of this largest family of nonpasserine birds. Individual accounts are complemented by 24-full-color paintings.... in height from less than 1 meter to 9 meters from the ground and on nearly every possible substrate, including electric wires, climbing vines, and many kinds of trees, such as citrus, eucalyptus, and many chaparral species, especially oaks.
|Title||:||The hummingbirds of North America|
|Author||:||Paul A. Johnsgard|
|Publisher||:||Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press - 1997|