The Birds of Kentucky (Hardcover)

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By Burt L. Monroe, William Zimmerman (Drawings by)
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Description


The first book of its kind to be published for the Bluegrass State, The Birds of Kentucky is designed to provide an accurate and scientifically rigorous description of all the species of birds found in Kentucky. This comprehensive guide features a wealth of information, including abundance records, migration dates, and additional reference material, and indicates whether a bird is a permanent resident, winter resident, summer resident, visitant, or transient. Additionally, author Burt L. Monroe reviews the history of ornithologists who have worked in Kentucky and outlines the physiography of the state as it relates to birding.

More than just a verbal portrait of Kentucky avifauna, The Birds of Kentucky includes fifty-one color paintings by the renowned wildlife artist William Zimmerman, whose work has been favorably compared to that of John James Audubon. In contrast to Audubon's romanticism and often tortuous style, however, Zimmerman offers us "comfortable" birds that look as if they are about to take wing and leave the page.

Beautifully illustrated and based on a lifetime of field observation and research, this book provides an excellent guide to the natural history of the birds of the Bluegrass.

About the Author


Burt L. Monroe Jr. (1930-1994) was professor and chairman of the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville from 1970 to 1993.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780813151410
ISBN-10: 0813151414
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
Pages: 152
Language: English