A Natural History of the Ducks: Plectropterinae, Dendrocygninae, Anatinae (in part) (1 v.)

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Courier Corporation, 1922 - Nature - 419 pages
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Volume 1 of two-volume set. Reproduced from rare original worth $5,000, great nature classic covers 200 species of ducks. Exhaustive, unsurpassed study. Includes illustrations by Fuertes, Brooks, others. Total in set: 74 full-color plates, 102 black-and-white plates, 117 maps.
 

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Contents

MARBLED DUCK Anas angustirostris Menetries
1
SHOVELLER Spatula clypeata Linne
10
AUSTRALIAN SHOVELLER Spatula rhynchotis Latham
31
RED SHOVELLER Spatula platalea Vieillot
36
SOUTH AFRICAN SHOVELLER Spatula capensis Eyton
40
CAROLINA DUCK Lampronessa sponsa Linne
46
MANDARIN DUCK Aix galericulata Linne
73
BROWN DUCK Elasmonetta chlorotis G R Gray
83
BLACK SCOTER Oidemia nigra Linne 3
391
WHITEWINGED or VELVET SCOTER Oidemia fusca Linne 26
12
SURF SCOTER Oidemia perspicillata Linne 45
45
LABRADOR DUCK Camptorhynchus labradorius Gmelin 57
57
STELLERS EIDER Polysticta stelleri Pallas 64
64
EIDER DUCK Somateria mollissima Linne 80
80
KING EIDER Somateria spectabilis Linne 114
114
SUBFAMILY OXYURINE 133
133

AUCKLAND ISLAND DUCK Nesonetta aucklandica G R Gray
89
FRECKLED DUCK Slictonetta ncevosa Gould
94
REDCRESTED POCHARD Netta rufina Pallas
101
ROSYBILLED DUCK Metopiana peposaca Vieillot
114
CANVASBACK Nyroca valisineria Wilson
121
COMMON POCHARD Nyroca ferina Linne
145
REDHEAD Nyroca americana Eyton
163
RINGNECKED DUCK Nyroca collaris Donovan
182
WHITEEYED DUCK Nyroca nyroca Gtildenstadt
194
MADAGASCAN WHITEEYED DUCK Nyroca innotata Salvador
209
AUSTRALIAN WHITEEYED DUCK Nyroca australis Eyton
214
SOUTHERN POCHARD Nyroca erythrophthalma Wied
220
TUFTED DUCK Nyroca fuligula Linne
228
NEW ZEALAND SCAUP Nyroca novae seelandias Gmelin
245
LESSER SCAUP DUCK Nyroca aflinis Eyton
272
STEAMER DUCK Tachyeres cinereus Gmelin
287
GOLDENEYE Bucephala clangula Linné
298
BARROws GOLDENEYE Bucephala islandica Gmelin
324
BUFFLEHEAD Bucephala albeola Linné
334
LONGTAILED Ducx Clangula hyemalis Linné
347
HARLEQUIN DUCK Histrionicus histnbnicus Linné
367
MASKED DUCK Nomonyx dominicus Linne 143
143
WHITEHEADED DUCK Oxyura leucocephala Scopoli 151
151
RUDDY DUCK Oxyura jamaicensis Gmelin 159
159
MACCOA DUCK Oxyura maccoa Eyton 176
176
PERUVIAN RUDDY DUCK Oxyura ferruginea Eyton 183
187
ARGENTINE RUDDY DUCK Oxyura vittata Philippi 187
193
MUSK DUCK Biziura lobata Shaw 191
199
SALvADoRIs DUCK Salvadorina waigiuensis Rothschild and Hartert 203
206
BLUE or MCUNTAIN DUCK Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos Gmelin 205
211
TURNERs TORRENT DUCK M erganetta turneri Sclater and Salvin 216
216
CoLoMBIAN TORRENT DUCK M erganetta colombiana Des Murs 219
219
ergellus albellus Linné 229
229
HooDED MERGANSER Lophodytes cucullatus Linné 241
241
ergus merganser Linné 256
256
REDBREASTED MERGANsER M ergus serrator Linné 279
279
CHINESE MERGANSER M ergus squamatus Gould 297
297
BRAZILIAN MERGANSER M ergus octosetaceus Vieillot 301
301
ADDENDA 303
322
BIBLIOGRAPHY 319
342
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Page 395 - TABULAR LIST OF ALL THE AUSTRALIAN BIRDS AT PRESENT KNOWN TO THE AUTHOR, showing the distribution of the species. By EP Ramsay, FLS , &c.
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