Wildlife of Virginia and Maryland and Washington, Part 3

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Stackpole Books, 2003 - Nature - 474 pages
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  • Documents mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians
  • Includes over 100 line art illustrations

    Details the animals found in the remarkably diverse habitats throughout Virginia and Maryland: their life in the wild, what they look like, what and how they eat, and how they raise their young. Intended for a general audience with any level of knowledge, the material presented serves as an informative companion to a wide range of field guides. The introduction provides general information about the various types of landscape in these Mid-Atlantic states, and how they support wildlife populations.

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    Contents

    Introduction
    1
    MAMMALS
    2
    Opossum
    9
    Shrews and Moles
    13
    Bats
    23
    Rabbits
    33
    Snowshoe Hare
    37
    Chipmunk
    41
    Puddle Ducks
    148
    Wood Duck
    154
    Diving Ducks Loons Grebes and Cormorant
    162
    Vultures
    169
    Hawks
    178
    RedTailed Hawk
    184
    Kestrel
    191
    RingNecked Pheasant
    197

    Woodchuck
    45
    Squirrels
    49
    Beaver
    56
    Mice Voles and Rats
    61
    Woodrat
    72
    Muskrat
    75
    Nutria
    79
    Porcupine
    81
    Coyote
    85
    Foxes
    88
    Black Bear
    93
    Raccoon
    97
    Fisher
    101
    Skunks
    104
    Weasels
    108
    Mink
    113
    Brown Pelican
    129
    Ibises
    140
    Bobwhite Quail
    203
    Shorebirds
    209
    Woodcock and Snipe
    216
    Mourning Dove and Rock Dove
    225
    Owls
    232
    ScreechOwl
    239
    RubyThroated Hummingbird
    247
    Woodpeckers
    254
    Giant Salamanders
    347
    RedSpotted Newt
    357
    Streamside Salamanders
    367
    Toads
    375
    Treefrogs
    382
    True Frogs
    389
    Sea Turtles
    396
    Index of Scientific Names
    464
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    About the author (2003)

    Charles Fergus has written numerous books about wildlife and the outdoors. He lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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