Bird Feathers Guide
Bird Feathers Guide To North American Species

Bird Feathers Guide

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UPC#: 9780811736183

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By S. David Scott, Casey McFarland

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Paperback

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368 Pages
 
Identify bird species by their feathers!
 
Over 400 photos of representative feathers from 379 species. Learn how to identify not only what bird a feather came from but also what kind of feather it is. Includes range maps and wing type given for each bird.
 
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.
 
Author: S. David Scott, Casey McFarland
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Illustrations: 12 illustrations, 391 maps , 495 color photos
 
Made in the USA
 
"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

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