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Antbirds & Ovenbirds: Their Lives and Homes
By Dana Gardner (illustrator) and Alexander F. Skutch
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Texas Pr
Publication date June 1, 1996
Pages 268
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780292776999
ISBN-10 0292776993
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $40.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Antbirds and ovenbirds, two of the five largest families of birds found only in the Western Hemisphere, have been among Alexander Skutch's favorites for more than six decades. In this book, he draws on years of observations to describe the life cycle of these fascinating birds, which inhabit Latin America from tropical Mexico to Tierra del Fuego. Skutch covers all aspects of the birds' lives, including the various species in each family, food and foraging, daily life, voice, displays and courtship, nests and incubation, and parental care. He also recounts anecdotes from his own experiences, creating vivid pictures of antbirds foraging for the insects Skutch stirs up on walks through the rainforest and of ovenbirds repairing the observation holes that he opens in their elaborate nests. As some of tropical America's least studied birds, antbirds and oven birds surely merit the extensive treatment given them here by one of our most distinguished senior ornithologists. Over fifty line drawings by noted bird artist Dana Gardner make this book a delight for both armchair and field naturalists.

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9780292776999 | details & prices | 268 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $40.00
About: Antbirds and ovenbirds, two of the five largest families of birds found only in the Western Hemisphere, have been among Alexander Skutch's favorites for more than six decades.
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9780292777057 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $28.95

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