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The book is a valuable and fun tool for the liveliest rarity hunters, while transforming them into rare bird predictors.

This is an extraordinary way of listing bird collections, as it documents bird groups by order rather than by genus and species, which is further invigorated with illustrations.

The key to identifying birds is to understand the 29 different sub groups they fall into (ie. "orders"). These 29 orders, each have characteristics that differentiate them from the other orders.  Birds of Prey for example are in a different order to Owls. Both might be carnivores, but there are other things that are different in each of those groups.

The 'Birds' ebook shows you those differences and is a great foundation to identifying birds.

This book contains 117 pages and around 130 different bird species are illustrated, including at least one representative from each order.

The authors have written this book to be a starting point for both amateur bird watchers (or "birders") as well as a useful point of reference for anyone making a serious study of birds. The book has been developed to also be a complementary text for anyone studying the Ornithology (BEN102) course, offered by ACS Distance Education (click for course details) 


Table of Contents

Credits

Chapter 1- How Birds are Classified


A Basic Introduction to Classification
An overview of Bird Groups
Flightless Birds
Ostrich
Rhea
Emu and Casowary
Kiwi
Tinamous
Penguins
Song Birds
Starling, Pitta, Swallow, Thrush, Bird of Paradise, Finch, Crow, Chicadee, Robin, Jay,
Mockingbird, Leaf Bird, Wren, Shrike, Sparrow, Pipit, Magpies, Warbler
Birds of Prey
Eagle, Hawk, Osprey, Falcon, Caracaras, Vulture
Owl, Barn Owl
Poultry
Duck, Goose, Swan, Screamer
Pheasant, Grouse, Turkey, Guinea Fowl, Guan, Chicken
Water Birds
Crane, Bustard, Button Quail, Kagu, Plains Wanderer, Mud Hen Rails
Heron, Stork, Bittern, Ibis, Spoonbils, Heron
Flamingos
Loon, Diving Birds
Grebes, Divers
Seabirds
Albatross, Petrel, Shearwater, Fulmar
Gull, Tern, Auk, Skua, Shorebird, Skimmer, Plover
Cormorant, Shag, Darter, Pelican, Gannet, Tropicbird, Boobie
Parrots
Cockatoo, Parrot, Lorikeet, Parakeets
Other Birds
Dove, Pigeon, Dodo (Extinct)
Sandgrouse, Turacoo, Cuckoo, Cooucal, Roadrunner, Hoatzin
Owlet-Nightjar, Nightjar, Frogmouth, Oilbird, Nighthawks, Whippoorwills
Hummingbird, Swift, Tree Swift
Mousebird, Colies
Trogons, Quetzals, Plumed Birds
Bee-Eater, Roller, Kingfisher, Hornbill, Todies, Hoopoe
Woodpecker, Puffbird, Barbet, Jacamar, Barbet, Toucan

Chapter 2- Bird Orders
Flightless Birds
Ostrich
Rhea
Emu and Casowary
Kiwi
Tinamous
Penguins
Song Birds
Passerines (Perching Birds)
Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey (Raptors)
Owl, Barn Owl
Poultry
Water Fowl
Game Birds
Water Birds
Crane, Bustard, Button Quail, Kagu, Plains Wanderer, Mud Hen Rails
Heron and Stork
Flamingo
Loons (Divers)
Grebes (Diving Birds)
Seabirds
Albatross, Petrel, Shearwater, Fulmar (Tubenoses)
Gull, Tern, Auk, Skua, Shorebird, Skimmer, Plover
Cormorant, Shag, Darter, Pelican, Gannet, Tropicbird, Boobie
Parrots
Cockatoo, Parrot, Lorikeet, Parakeets
Other Birds
Dove, Pigeon, Dodo (Extinct)
Sandgrouse
Turacoo, Cuckoo, Cooucal, Roadrunner, Hoatzin
Nightjar, Owlet- Nightjar, Frogmouth, Oilbird, Nighthawks, Whippoorwills
Hummingbird, Swift, Tree Swift
Mousebird, Colies
Trogonos, Quetzals, Plumed Birds
Bee-Eater, Roller, Kingfisher, Hornbill, Tody, Hoopoe
Woodpecker, Puffbird, Barbet, Jacamar, Barbet, Toucan, Honeyguides

Chapter 3- Bird Terminology
A mini dictionary covering all the terminology commonly used to describe birds


Appendix



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