Published December 12, 1981
by Ballantine Books .
Written in English
Ballantine Espionage Intelligence Library
|The Physical Object|
|Format||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||224|
Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. pp. Hardcover, $ (ISBN ) This is a book aimed for the lover of the open ocean and its flying `tubenose' inhabitants, and for the hardcore pelagic birder/5(20). 18 rows Storm petrel may refer to one of two bird families, both in the order Procellariiformes, once . Storm petrels (or alamootie, to give them their Shetland name) nest in burrows beneath rocks, scree and boulder beaches, and within the base of dry-stone walls. On Mousa, several hundred pairs also nest inside the stone walls of the island’s famous Iron Age broch, a 13 m high tower. Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America is just the book for that type of birder. Wildlife Activist - Fritz Brock. Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America is a certainly a detailed and comprehensive reference of tubenoses that have occurred in North American waters. Steve Howell has produced an outstanding book Brand: Princeton University Press.
The European storm petrel, British storm petrel, or just storm petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) is a seabird in the northern storm petrel family, is the only member of the genus small, square-tailed bird is entirely black except for a broad, white rump and a white band on the under wings, and it has a fluttering, bat-like : Hydrobatidae. Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the most beautiful yet least known of all the world's birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Largely colored in shades of gray, black, and white, these enigmatic and fast-flying seabirds can be hard to differentiate, particularly from a moving boat/5. Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America is organized roughly by taxonomy and by appearance (and a few groups are split up by geographic range). The main sections of the book are – believe it or not – Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels, which . Storm-petrels & Bulwer's Petrel: North Atlantic Seabirds - Ebook written by Bob Flood, Ashley Fisher, Ian Lewington. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Storm-petrels & Bulwer's Petrel: North Atlantic Seabirds.5/5(1).
There are at least 14 types of storm-petrels seen in the ocean waters surrounding North America. Half of these storm-petrels are vagrant birds that were blown off course in strong winds or ocean storms. These are the smallest pelagic seabird species seen on the seas and can be compared to being a bit larger than the Purple Martin. Look at the six examples of various species of storm-petrels with white rumps on pages –7, all in clear sunlight, and tell me if you can distinguish one from another. At least with this book you will have a fighting chance. If I were giving stars I would give this 10 out of 5, and I live in the desert. All About Birds is a free resource. Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America is subtitled A Photographic Guide, which makes sense when dealing with species that are so similar. The “gray neck spur” of Black-winged Petrel (pictured to the right), a field mark that helps differentiate the bird from Cook’s Petrel, becomes much easier to know and remember when you. Comprehensive guide to storm-petrels, including the confusion species Bulwer's Petrel. The only guides with the depth of information needed to identify the more tricky species. Thorough cross-comparison of all species/taxa : $