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Author Howell, Steve N. G.

Title Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels of North America : a photographic guide / Steve N.G. Howell ; in collaboration with J. Brian Patteson, Kate Sutherland and Debra L. Shearwater
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2012]
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Species Covered; Preface; Acknowledgments; How to Use This Book; Format of the Species Accounts; Introduction; What Are Tubenoses?; Ocean Habitats; Current Systems; Thermoclines, Upwelling, and Fronts; Habitat Associations; Phylogeny, Biogeography, and Vagrancy; Taxonomy and an Identification Framework; Family Procellariidae: Petrels; Family Diomedeidae: Albatrosses; Family Hydrobatidae: Northern Storm-Petrels; Family Oceanitidae: Southern Storm-Petrels; Field Identification of Tubenoses; Age, Sex, Individual, and Geographic Variation; Flight Manner
Environmental FactorsAppearance and Topography; Molts, Plumages, and Aging; How to See Tubenoses; Conservation; Threats to Seabirds; Seabirds as Indicators; Species Accounts; Abbreviations and Terminology; Appendices; Appendix A. Recently Extinct Species; Appendix B. Hypothetical Records; Literature Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; M; O; P; S; T
Summary Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the most beautiful yet least known of all the world's birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Largely colored in shades of gray, black, and white, these enigmatic and fast-flying seabirds can be hard to differentiate, particularly from a moving boat. Useful worldwide, not just in North America, this photographic guide is based on unrivaled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-color images to help you identify these remarkable birds. The first book of its kind, this guide features an intr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Albatrosses -- North America -- Identification.
Petrels -- North America -- Identification.
Procellariidae -- Identification.
Procellariidae -- Pictorial works.
Procellariiformes -- North America -- Identification.
Storm petrels -- North America -- Identification.
Genre/Form Field guides.
Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
Author Patteson, J. Brian.
Shearwater, Debra.
Sutherland, Kate (Bird watcher)
LC no. 2011003912
ISBN 1400839629 (electronic bk.)
9781400839629 (electronic bk.)