The Complete Book of Hummingbirds

The Complete Book of Hummingbirds

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"Named for the soft hum produced by their tiny wings that beat up to 200 times per second, hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world and certainly among the most exquisite. The sight of these vivid creatures hovering before a flower or catching a ray of sunlight can be spellbinding. Often called "jewels in flight" for their iridescent colors, a list of common hummingbird names reads like a catalog of precious metals and gemstones." "The Complete Book of Hummingbirds is a comprehensive guide to these creatures that are found only in the Americas. This book features amazing close-up pictures from the collections of some of the world's foremost hummingbird photographers. It discusses hummingbirds' extraordinary biology, migration patterns, breeding and life cycles, and also gives suggestions on how hummingbirds can be attracted into the reader's backyard." "Along with a gallery of hummingbirds that provides key identification details, The Complete Book of Hummingbirds is as fascinating as it is beautiful."--Jacket
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Thunder Bay Press, [2008?]
ISBN: 9781592239672
1592239676
Branch Call Number: 598.764 Tilford 2008
Characteristics: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

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Yavin
Oct 05, 2016

A good primer on hummingbirds with lots of neat pictures. Well worth it for the armchair birder or anyone who thinks that hummingbirds fly too fast.

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