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The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds, Second Edition

Mark W. Lockwood

Publication Year: 2014

“. . . includes some stunning images of Mexican and less-well-known Texas species . . . the authors have provided a unique and elegant publication that is truly an important contribution to Texas ornithology.” --Great Plains Research
“Everyone interested in Texas birds must have the Handbook of Texas Birds, a marvelous book. It is full of up-to-date information about Texas birds that cannot be found in one place anywhere else. [The annotations] are full of good information that anyone interested in birds will sooner or later refer to when trying to better understand their own yard’s birds or species seen in various other locations throughout the state.”--Victoria Advocate
“The useful and attractive guide includes 140 color photos and more than 600 maps detailing where each species can be found in Texas.”--Abilene Reporter-News
 “. . . an attractive handbook that birders, both serious and casual, will find valuable when visiting this state with its very diverse avifauna. . . Given the increasing popularity of birding as a pastime for young and old, this book should be in the natural history of most public libraries and colleges.”--Choice

Published by: Texas A&M University Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-

List of Photographs

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pp. viii-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiv

This book reflects the efforts of ornithologists and birders alike who have reported their observations over the years. We thank everyone who has taken the time to submit sightings to the Texas Bird Records Committee (tbrc) and to...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-6

The Second Edition of The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds continues an effort to accurately refl ect the bird life of Texas that began with the fi rst edition of the Check- list of the Birds of Texas published by the Texas Ornithological...

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Natural Areas of Texas

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pp. 7-16

Texas can be divided into natural or ecological regions that are defi ned by geology and vegetation. For the purposes of this book, we have chosen to follow the natural area boundaries developed by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin (1978). The Lyndon B. Johnson School divided the state into 11...

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Annotated List of Species

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pp. 17-350

Uncommon to locally common resident in the eastern twothirds of the state, generally becoming less common in winter. The population in Texas continues to increase, and that is also being expressed in wintering numbers. Blackbellied Whistling- Ducks primarily occur throughout the...

Appendix A: Presumptive Species List

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pp. 351-352

Appendix B: Non-Accepted Species

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pp. 253-356

Appendix C: Exotics and Birds of Uncertain Provenance

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pp. 357-360

Appendix D: List of Review Species

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pp. 361-364

Selected References

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pp. 365-388

Index

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pp. 389-405

Images

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pp. Image 1-Image 64

Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9781623491437
E-ISBN-10: 1623491436
Print-ISBN-13: 9781623491208

Page Count: 554
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Publication Year: 2014

Series Title: Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series

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  • Birds -- Texas.
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