Wildlife of Virginia and Maryland and Washington, Part 3

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Stackpole Books, 2003 - Nature - 474 pages
  • 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. Amelia Hansen has been a freelance illustrator since 1989, specializing in nature and natural history subjects. She lives near Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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