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Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America
Helm Identification Guides
Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America is a comprehensive reference summarisingcurrent knowledge on the identification of the different species and subspeciesof ducks, geese and swans in Europe, Asia and North America - in essence theHolarctic zoogeographical region. The detailed species accounts cover taxonomy,specific and subspecific identification features, determination of age and sex,geographic variation, measurements, voice, moult and hybridisation. Inaddition, the current status of each species is treated with up-to-dateinformation on distribution, population size, habitat and life-cycle. The textis complemented by 650 colour photos, almost all taken in the wild, and 72 colourplates painted by the author and featuring over 920 individual artworks.Together, these represent most of the plumages of each of the 84 speciestreated in this book, as well as more than 100 hybrids that are observed moreor less regularly in the wild. The photos are provided with captions that focuson the most important features, and the plates are accompanied by succinctcaption text and distribution maps.
This new identification guide provides an unrivalled level of detail and a wealthof information and illustrations. It will be an essential reference for anyoneinterested in the ducks, geese and swans of Eurasia and North America.
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Sebastien Reeber's Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America is a comprehensive guide to ducks, geese and swans * BBC Wildlife * Lives up to its billing as the "essential guide" for these fascinating and often confounding birds. * Sunday Express * The book goes well beyond anything you would see in a basic field guide. A total of 84 species, as well as 100 regularly encountered hybrids, are comprehensively covered with 650 colour photographs and 72 colour plates featuring 920 individual illustrations and an encyclopaedic text. * Sunday Express *