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Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species
Availability: In stock.
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Illustrations: 12 illustrations, 391 maps , 495 color photos
"an outstanding guide to feathers" --Birder's World
"Bird Feathers is a must-have book for naturalists and birders...sure to become an invaluable reference in wild bird stores and nature centers nationwide." --Birding Business Magazine
"As a reference, Bird Feathers will be useful to anyone who spends significant time outdoors. But for birders, it's even more valuable for the insight it provides into birds' lives, form, and appearance." --The Birder's Library
"Bird Feathers is a unique and valuable book, the first to deal with identifying birds by their feathers. . . the well-qualified authors are to be highly commended for this excellent, helpful reference book." --CHOICE: Current Reviews For Academic Libraries
This guide teaches birders to use the characteristics of wing types and feather morphology to identify feathers--not only by species but also by their place on the bird's body.
The introductory chapters give a detailed overview of the feather--how feathers developed, the parts of a single feather, and the variety of types of feathers on a bird. In the feather identification section, more than 400 color photographs show feather samples from 379 bird species from all over North America. Along with the wing type of the species and a map showing its range, several types of feathers are included for each bird; each feather is labeled with its type and its size.
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