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Enjoying Hummingbirds: In the Wild and in Your Yard

By: Larry Gates

144 pages, colour photos

Stackpole Books

Paperback | Oct 2007 | #170508 | ISBN-13: 9780811734219
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NHBS Price: £24.50 $31/€29 approx

About this book

The hummingbird is one of the most attractive and popular birds in North America. Its small size, brilliant colouring, and ability to feed in flight make it a favourite backyard visitor. This colourful guide describes the fascinating life in the wild of a variety of hummingbird species and tells bird lovers how to attract hummingbirds to the backyard. Information from the most recently published research is augmented by personal experiences in the field as well as conversations with hummingbird experts. Topics include hummingbird behaviour, migration, and predators.


Contents

What is a Hummingbird?; The Hummingbirds of North America; Vagrants, Albinos, and Hybrids; Identifying Hummingbirds; Feeding Hummingbirds; Hummingbird Gardens; Hummingbird Activities; Hummingbird Vacations; Hummingbird Legends; Hummingbirds in History, the Arts, Science, and the Popular Imagination; Hummingbirds Expected or Possible by State; Canadian Hummingbird Information.

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