Wildfowl (Google eBook)

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A&C Black, Sep 30, 2010 - Nature - 980 pages
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A summary of information on 154 species of duck, geese and swans of the world intended as an identification manual for the wildfowl enthusiast that goes beyond a regional basis and is light enough to be used as a handy reference book in the field. The text not only clarifies identification techniques but fully discusses problematic plumages in detail as well as providing a summary on world distribution and status complemented by clear distribution maps.
  

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Contents

Foreword
11
Introduction
13
How to use this book
15
Field observation
18
Acknowledgements
24
Colour plates facing captions and distribution maps
25
Systematic section
121
Glossary
291
Bibliography
292
Index of vernacular and scientific names
295
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About the author (2010)

Chris Kightley is the founder of Limose Holidays, one of Britain’ s leading bird tour operators. Steve Madge, one of Britain’ s foremost birders, has led bird tours and is the author of several books on birds. Dave Nurney is an illustrator whose work has appeared in many books and magazines.

Steve Madge has gained first-hand knowledge of most species of corvid during his extensive travels throughout the world and has published widely in journals. His previous book with Hilary Burn, "Wildfowl, was voted ''Best Bird Book of the Year'' in 1988 by the journal "British Birds. He helped form the company Birdquest and is a former member of the British Birds Rarities Committee. Hilary Burn is recognized as one of the leading bird artists in the world. Her work has appeared in many books, including "The Birds of the Western Palearctic, the RSPB Book of British Birds, Wildfowl, and "The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic. She is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists.

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