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The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker


By: James T Tanner

111 pages, b&w photos, maps, figs, tabs

Dover Publications

Paperback | Jun 2003 | #160285 | ISBN: 0486428370
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £9.99 $12/€11 approx

About this book

Unabridged republication of Research Report No 1 of the National Audubon Society, originally published in 1942. &;l
The book opens with a general description of the Ivory-bill, explaining how to distinguish it from its more commonly encountered cousin, the Pileated Woodpecker. It then plots out the species' original distribution pattern; tells the history of its disappearance and the story of its distribution as of 1940; discusses the population density and range of individual birds; food and feeding habits; daily routine in the non-nesting season; voice; reactions to human presence; roosting; reproductive and nesting habits; care of the young; and causes of nesting failure. In conclusion, the author outlines both a general and specific program for conserving the species.

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