By Alexander F. Skutch,Dana Gardner
Antbirds and ovenbirds, of the 5 biggest households of birds came upon purely within the Western Hemisphere, were between Alexander Skutch's favorites for greater than six a long time. during this booklet, he attracts on years of observations to explain the existence cycle of those attention-grabbing birds, which inhabit Latin the US from tropical Mexico to Tierra del Fuego.
Skutch covers all facets of the birds' lives, together with a number of the species in each one kin, meals and foraging, way of life, voice, monitors and courtship, nests and incubation, and parental care. He additionally recounts anecdotes from his personal studies, developing vibrant photographs of antbirds foraging for the bugs Skutch stirs up on walks during the rainforest and of ovenbirds repairing the commentary holes that he opens of their tricky nests.
As a few of tropical America's least studied birds, antbirds and ovenbirds without doubt advantage the large remedy given them right here by way of one in every of our so much individual senior ornithologists. Over fifty line drawings by means of famous chicken artist Dana Gardner make this booklet a satisfaction 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