Loons

The Iconic Waterbirds
 
 
Favorite Wildlife; Adventure Publications (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 9. November 2021
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  • 119 Seiten
 
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978-1-64755-210-7 (ISBN)
 

Celebrate the lives of common loons with this collection of photographs and information by award-winning author and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela.

Their stunning beauty inspires us. Their haunting calls fill us with nostalgia. Loons remind us of joyful days at the lake, of time spent with family. Their arrival each spring signals the end of winter and that warmer days are ahead. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela believes that loons are the most fascinating of birds. He spent years studying loons, noting their behaviors and capturing them in photographs. Stan's research spanned major events such as migration and courtship, as well as everyday activities including feeding and sleeping.

The result is a striking portrayal of these amazing birds in Loons. Stan's extraordinary photographs depict the water birds in a new, unique fashion. His fascinating text, drawn from detailed research and personal observations, provides information about every aspect of the loons' lives. Presented with headings and short paragraphs, the coffee-table book is pleasurable to browse and easy to read.

"They're one of my favorite birds because they're so beautiful," says Stan. "Their calls can send shivers down my spine, and they have incredible parenting skills."

Unmatched by any other book on the market, Loons is a must-have for bird watchers, water bird enthusiasts, and nature lovers.

  • Englisch
  • La Vergne
  • |
  • USA
Adventure Publications
Color photos throughout
978-1-64755-210-7 (9781647552107)
Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 175 field guides, nature books, children's books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti in the United States. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 25 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations.

The Northwoods Loons

Fascinating Loons

Myths of the Creation

Folklore of the Necklace

The Lore of the Call

The Five Species of Loons

Origins of the Scientific Name

Origins of the Common Name

Popular Names Around the World

Range

General Population

The Decline of the Loon

Human Disturbance and Nest Failure

Lead Sinkers

Fishing Line

Coastal Water Threats

Mercury Poisoning

Sick or Injured Loons

The Recovery of the Loon

Differences of the Sexes

Impressive Size

Life Span

Unique Alignment

Bones for Swimming and Diving

Built-in Nose Plugs

Red Eyes

Extra Eyelids

Seeing Underwater

Powerful Legs

Wings to Carry the Load

Changing Plumage

Preening and Waterproofing

Nibbling

Bathing

Body Shaking and Wing Stretching

Tail Wagging

Seasonal Diet of Whole Fish

Spectacular Divers

Diving Reflex Lowers Heart Rate

Swimming Underwater

Submerging Like a Submarine

Surfacing with Control

Accessing the Nest Discreetly

Peering

Foot Waggling

Taking Off into the Wind

Rapid Shallow Wing Beats

Designed to Land on Water

Sleeping on Water

The Voice of the Wilderness

Communicating with Calls

The Wail

The Tremolo

The Yodel

The Hoot

Chick Calls

Mating Behavior

Loon Society

Nest Construction

Island Nesting

Water Activity and Nesting

Reusing and Relocating Nests

Eggs and Incubation

Out of the Nest, into the Water

Migration

Loon Allure

About the Author

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