How do you know? Bird identification

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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.
WGBH-TV; Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council; Children's Museum of Boston; Massachusetts Audubon Society; Mary Lela Grimes; Betty Sears; Robert Larsen
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Animal; Educational
Birds--Identification ; Birds--North America--Identification.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
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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