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Authoritative and accessible, each volume in this series of handbooks provides a fascinating synthesis of current knowledge on one bird family or several related families. Each volume features:

  • Six to ten chapters on the biology, feeding ecology, breeding behaviour, evolutionary relationships, and conservation of birds in the family
  • Specially commissioned colour plates by a leading artist, showing both sexes and juveniles of all species and many subspecies
  • Drawings illustrating anatomy and behaviour
  • Descriptions of each species individually,including appearance, weights, and measurements; field characters; voice; habitat and food; breeding behaviour; lifecycle; and range and status (with distribution map)

    "...enough to make any naturalist want to learn more..." - BBC Wildlife Magazine

    General Editors: C. M. Perrins, J. Kikkawa, and W. J. Bock

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    Ducks, Geese, and Swans


    Janet Kear

    05 May 2005
    Bird Families of the World

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