Hummingbirds: A Wildlife Handbook (Johnson Nature)
Kim Long (Author)
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: (April 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1555661882
- ISBN-13: 978-1555661885
A combination of illustrated field guide, fact book, and folklore collection, "Hummingbirds" is a new kind of wildlife book. This concise, illustrated handbook presents an accurate, informative portrait of hummingbirds in their natural habitat, along with an examination of their relationship to man. America’s most popular bird, the hummingbird is also unique to this hemisphere. Native cultures—including Aztec, Mayan, and North American Indian—have long revered this tiny creature for its amazing iridescent colors and fearless behavior. Once killed by the millions to provide feathers for European fashions, hummingbirds—noted for being the smallest birds with the biggest appetites—are now a favorite of backyard bird watchers in North America.
"Hummingbirds" is a user-friendly guide to these winged creatures, providing an illustrated examination of their behavior, biology, and individual characteristics. A practical resource for both the backyard and the field.