Created on: January 04, 2012 Last Updated: January 05, 2012
Birds inhabit ecosystems across the globe. There are around 10,000 living species of birds all over the world. They vary in size from two inches (bee hummingbird) to nine feet (ostrich). Birds are characterized by a beak, two legs and two wings. The study of birds is known as ornithology.
Many non-fiction books about birds are available in the market. Here is a brief overview of some of them.
"Hand-Feeding and Raising Baby Birds: Breeding, Hand Feeding, Care and Management"
This book is authored by Matthew M. Vriends, an expert in the field. It is concise and easy to read. Readers can find useful information on how to manage a bird nursery. The book contains feeding formulas for different species of birds. The author has provided tips for treating various medical conditions in birds.
This popular book is published by the National Geographic Society. It provides a holistic picture of the world of birds. It features all the bird families on our planet. The book comes with attractive images of birds belonging to different species. It is an excellent reference book, especially for birders.
"Avian Medicine: Principles and Application"
This is an excellent reference book for both pet bird owners and professional breeders. The book contains more than 40 chapters and is authored by experts in the field. It includes all the basics of bird care. Readers can also find information on trauma medicine, parasites and surgical considerations.
"Dictionary of Birds of the United States: Scientific and Common Names"
This popular book has more than 900 entries, covering all the birds in the US. It is a very good reference book for both students and scholars. The book comes with attractive images of many species of birds. This up-to-date dictionary of names of American birds is crisply written and is extensively cross-referenced for ease of access.
"National Geographic Guide to Birding Hot Spots of the United States"
This amazing book has more than 220 full-color illustrations and maps. It is a really useful pocket atlas of avian information, pinpointing the best places for birders in the US. Readers can find more than 400 species of birds in these locations. The book also offers expert advice on birding.
"The Complete Pet Bird Owner's Handbook"
Authored by Dr. Gary A. Gallerstein, this book covers all aspects of pet bird ownership. It contains 17 chapters. Readers can find tips on selection, nutrition, home physicals, preventive medicine, behavior, and emergency medical care. The book comes with beautiful images of different species of birds.
"Global Birding: Traveling the World in Search of Birds"
Authored by Les Beletsky, this wonderful book describes each continent with respect to birds and birding. Readers will also find international birding contacts and field guides in the book. The book contains beautiful images of birds of different species, with insights on birds residing in different environments.
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