From the Inside Flap
This comprehensive and authoritative guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America s 23 woodpecker species goes far beyond identification. It explores their unique anatomy and their fascinating and often comical behaviors; it covers each species North American conservation status; and it showcases over 250 stunning photographs of woodpeckers in their natural habitats, plus easy-to-read figures and range maps. This reference guide is an essential addition to every birder's library.
From the Back Cover
This comprehensive guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America s 23 woodpecker species showcases the work of 70 different photographers and artists in a grand display of photographs and illustrations. Meticulously researched and including more than 1,300 bibliographic entries, this expertly crafted guide combines the author s engaging writing style with his extensive experience in field research and guided tours specifically focused on North American woodpeckers. Never before has the amazing world of woodpeckers been so clearly interpreted for such a broad audience.
Peterson Reference Guides offer authoritative, comprehensive information, including detailed text, maps, and superior illustrations. Written by expert authors, the guides are an unparalleled resource for understanding specific groups of animals.
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