Introducing the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America by Stephen Shunk.
From the iconic Woody Woodpecker to the ubiquitous Northern Flicker, woodpeckers have long captivated our attention. Their astonishing anatomy makes them one of the most specialized bird families in the world, and their keystone ecological roles in our forests and woodlands makes them some of the most important birds in North America.
This comprehensive and authoritative guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s 23 woodpecker species goes far beyond identification. This exciting new book explores the unique woodpecker anatomy; their fascinating behaviors; and each species’ North American conservation status.
It also showcases the work of 70 photographers, with over 250 stunning photographs of woodpeck¬¬ers in their natural habitats.
Meticulously researched, with 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.
Learn about North America’s smallest, the downy woodpecker, and our largest, the pileated. Study pine lovers like the White-headed and Red-cockaded Woodpeckers.And enjoy desert denizens like the Ladder-backed Woodpecker and gilded Flicker. Meet four species of sapsucker, including the Williamson’s and Yellow-bellied. And learn about species that thrive in burned forests, like the black-backed and Three-toed Woodpeckers. From the range-restricted Nuttall’s Woodpecker, to the widespread Hairy, there are woodpeckers in here for everyone! This reference guide is an essential addition to every birder's library.
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