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Desert birds

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Published by Children"s Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Birds -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Desert animals -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Birds.,
  • Desert animals.

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Discusses birds that live in a variety of deserts all over the world, including subtropical deserts, cool-coastal deserts, and polar deserts.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Alice K. Flanagan ; subject consultant, David E. Willard.
SeriesA new true book
LC ClassificationsQL676.2 .F615 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p. :
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL793204M
ISBN 100516010875
LC Control Number95025806

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About this book. Southwestern Desert Birds, An Introduction to Familiar Species, is a must-have, reference guide for beginners and experts r you're on a nature hike or in your own backyard, you'll want to take along a copy of this indispensable guide. My interest in the behaviour and movements of birds of arid and semi-arid ecosystems began when my wife, Sue Milton, and I were Roy Siegfried, Director, at that time, of the Percy approached by Prof. FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, to set up a project to investigate granivory in the South African Karoo. Sue and I spent some time finding a suitable study site, setting up 5/5(1). The "Birds of the Coachella Valley" guide focuses on desert and foothill species. The Valley's residential communities are included as are the Coachella Valley Preserve/ Palms Oasis, Whitewater Canyon Preserve, Mission Creek Preserve, Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, and the Indian Canyons/Tahquitz Canyon Native American Reservations/5(6). Birds. The Desert Adaptations of Birds & Mammals Blackbirds & Orioles Caracaras & Falcons Cardinals & Grosbeaks Doves Finches Flycatchers, Tyrant Gnatcatcher, Black-Tailed Hawks & Eagles Hummingbirds Marsh Birds Mockingbirds & Thrashers Nightjars Owls Phainopepla Quail Raven, Common Roadrunner, Greater Shorebirds Swallows Sparrows Swift, White-Throated Tanagers Verdin .

Below is a list of birds that live in the desert with links to additional information on each one. Learn how they survive in the desert biome. Desert Animal Survival: How animals adapt to the desert. Classification: How desert plants and animals are classified. A covey of quail scurry through a desert wash, which, to author Robert Bateman, resemble "ornately costumed Victorian at a banquet." The character of these birds contradicts the age-old view of the desert as lifeless. They find ingenious ways of escaping the searing summer heat and staying insulated against the bitter winter cold. Virtually all birds seek water for drinking and bathing and so these birds will also move into riparian and other areas with water. Desert birds tend to be much more abundant where the vegetation is lusher and thus offers more insects, fruit and seeds as food. This list of birds of the Sonoran Desert includes all bird species endemic to the Sonoran Desert, and related areas; (a few species listed are only "native" and have a larger continental range). They are retrieved from the List of birds of Yuma County, Arizona, though not exclusively.

Easy Field Guide to Common Desert Birds (Easy Field Guides) UK ed. Edition by Sharon Nelson (Author), Richard Nelson (Author)/5(2). Get this from a library! Desert birds. [Alice K Flanagan] -- Discusses birds that live in a variety of deserts all over the world, including subtropical deserts, cool-coastal deserts, and polar deserts. While many birds of the Southwest take moisture from the fruits and seeds of plants and from the tissues and moisture of prey, the populations tend to congregate, as if drawn by magnets, in those areas where water occurs—the mountain streams, the rivers, the riverine wetlands, the desert basin's ephemeral playa lakes, and the river impoundments. The scientific study of birds in arid regions has been conducted more or less intensively for about 40 years. This is an appropriate time to draw together the threads of the diverse research on birds living in such an extreme include: Desert Avifaunas; Food and Energy; Water - Drinking; Water Regulation; Thermoregulation; Timing of Breeding; Ecology of Breeding.