Présentation de l'éditeur
The first of its kind in Tennessee, this book summarizes the status, distribution, and abundance of each bird species whose appearance is known to have been recorded in the state. To enhance the basic checklist, John C. Robinson’s introduction describes the climate of the state as well as the physical and topographic features of the Tennessee landscape, all factors that influence the abundance and distribution of bird populations. The author also provides a description of the three geographic regions of the state, together with a discussion of the state Bird Records Committee, a historical perspective on the Tennessee Ornithological Society, a brief review of the state bird list, and a summary of the methods one may use to study birds in Tennessee.
The species accounts present details of 373 bird species and list four other birds known only from fossil evidence. The accounts provide comments on habitat preference, unique behavioral traits, field identification problems, management activities, and high counts. They also note the degree to which each species has been substantiated within Tennessee.