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Molt in North American Birds (Peterson Reference Guides)

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To most observers, molt seems an overwhelming subject. But birders use many aspects of molt more than they realize to distinguish juvenile birds from adults, to pick out an individual hummingbird from among dozens visiting a feeder, and much more.

And for those whose interest goes beyond simply identifying birds, questions such as "What triggers molt to start? How fast do f
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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published May 20th 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Chris Leuchtenburg
Jun 16, 2012 Chris Leuchtenburg rated it really liked it
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Somewhat pedantic, but with excellent photos, this book delves deeply into the process of producing feathers. There is a general treatment of molting, but the bulk of the book is a family by family description of molting strategies. A great reference, but a difficult read.
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Aug 17, 2013 Robert Reed rated it it was amazing
quintessential for understanding the complex workings of molt in North American birds and helpfull also regardless of where you bird.
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