Birds of British Columbia, Volume 3: Passerines - Flycatchers through Vireos

Birds of British Columbia, Volume 3: Passerines - Flycatchers through Vireos

By: R. Wayne Campbell (author), Gary W. Kaiser (author), John M. Cooper (author), Neil K. Dawe (author), Ian McTaggart-Cowan (author), Michael C. E. McNall (author), G. E. John Smith (author)Hardback

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British Columbia has one of the richest assemblages of bird species in the world. The four volumes of The Birds of British Columbia provide unprecedented coverage of this region's birds, presenting a wealth of information on the ornithological history, habitat, breeding habits, migratory movements, seasonality, and distribution patterns of each of the 472 species of birds. This third volume, covering the first half of the passerines, builds on the authoritative format of the previous bestselling volumes. It contains 89 species, including common ones such as swallows, jays, crows, wrens, thrushes, and starlings. The text is supported by hundreds of full-colour pictures, including unique habitat photographs, detailed distribution maps, and beautiful illustrations of the birds, their nests, eggs, and young. The Birds of British Columbia is a complete reference work for bird-watchers, ornithologists, and naturalists who want in-depth information on the province's regularly occurring and rare birds.

About Author

R. Wayne Campbell, Senior Research Scientist (Retired), British Columbia Wildlife Branch Director, WBT Wildlife Data Centre, Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia Neil K. Dawe, Senior Wildlife Technician, Canadian Wildlife Service Ian McTaggart-Cowan, Dean Emeritus (Graduate Studies), University of British Columbia John M. Cooper, Wildlife Biologist Manning, Cooper and Associates Gary W. Kaiser, Marine Bird Ecologist (Retired), Canadian Wildlife Service Andrew C. Stewart, Wildlife Habitat Specialist, British Columbia Resources Inventory Branch Michael C.E. McNall, Ornithology Collections Manager, Royal British Columbia Museum


Introduction General The Bird Resource: Its National and International Significance The Environment and Changes to Ecoprovinces of British Columbia Taxonomy and Nomenclature Methods, Terms, and Abbreviations Data Sources and Limitations Data Management and Summarization The Raw Data Form and Content Species Accounts Checklist of British Columbia Birds Passerines: Flycatchers through Vireos Regular Species Tyrannidae: Tyrant Flycatchers Alaudidae: Larks Hirundinidae: Swallows Corvidae: Jays, Magpies, and Crows Paridae: Titmice Aegithalidae: Bushtits Sittidae: Nuthatches Certhiidae: Creepers Troglodytidae: Wrens Cinclidae: Dippers Muscicapidae: Kinglets, Bluebirds, and Thrushes Mimidae: Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers Motacillidae: Wagtails and Pipits Bombycillidae: Waxwings Laniidae: Shrikes Sturnidae: Starlings and Allies Vireonidae: Vireos Casual, Accidental, Extirpated, and Extinct Species Appendices 1 Migration Chronology 2 Summary of Official Christmas Bird Counts in British Columbia (1957 through 1993) 3 Summary of Official Breeding Bird Surveys in British Columbia (1968 through 1994) 4 Contributors 5 Structure of Data Base Files 6 Computer Programs

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774805728
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 696
  • ID: 9780774805728
  • weight: 2900
  • ISBN10: 0774805722

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