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Shape: Fairly large, large-headed, broad-necked bird withy a short
deep-based bill and relatively short tail typical of Pheucticus genus.
Voice: Song an extended fairly rapid series of mellow whistled notes,
like toweet toweer taweeyah tawoo; calls include a metallic squeaky
skeet and a high drawn-out eeee.
Donald Stokes and Lillian
Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Based largely on the 2010 edition of The
Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America,
the latest update
to the authoritative series of birder field guides by Donald and
Lillian Stokes divides the continent into Eastern and Western editions,
which are more portable and easier to navigate.
two volumes cover every known species in North America
with range maps, color photos of all signifiicant plumages,
descriptions of songs and calls, and behavioral details. Each species'
listing describes its shape, plumage , flight, babitats, voice and
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