How do you know? Bird identification

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Date
1958
Summary
Bird identification has escaped the laboratory stage in the past 20 years.  Frequently the identification of living things down to the species, depends upon features not really observable.  But naming a bird (in some cases even to a subspecies) can now be done quite accurately through a system of field identification.  Perfected by outstanding field observers like Ludlow Agrisom and Roger T. Peterson and put into book form and general circulation by Peterson, this system has created a hobby full of leisure for many people.  This program will introduce the elements of knowing a bird when you see it, alive and in its environment.  Graphic art and film will illustrate how you look for stance, pattern, habits and combinations of marking to identify a bird.  Betty Sears, “Discovery’s” artist, appears on this program with the sketch book she uses on birding watching expeditions.
Contributors
WGBH-TV; Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council; Children's Museum of Boston; Massachusetts Audubon Society; Mary Lela Grimes; Betty Sears; Robert Larsen
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Animal; Educational
Subject
Birds--Identification ; Birds--North America--Identification.
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:29:18); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003272939; Other: GR00404489

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