Field Guide to Upland Birds and Waterfowl (A Wilderness Adventures Field Guide)

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9781885106209: Field Guide to Upland Birds and Waterfowl (A Wilderness Adventures Field Guide)

This most comprehensive and detailed full-color pocket field guide includes everything needed to correctly identify 73 species of North American waterfowl and game birds. Chris Smith, a widely-known artist, provides excellent full color illustrations that detail every important aspect of each bird, from grouse and quail to puddle ducks and divers. You will find 23 upland game birds and 50 waterfowl and shore birds with detailed full color illustrations, distribution and flyway maps for each species, as well as thorough descriptions covering special features of identification, habitat, breeding habits, vocalizations, and flock information for waterfowl. Special features of identification are also illustrated, including the wings of each waterfowl species and how to identify between the male and female of game birds and waterfowl. It is printed on water-resistant paper and will fit in you bird vest or waterfowl parka.

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Over 70 North American upland game bird and waterfowl species are covered in this new, one of a kind identification guide with text and full color illustrations by noted wildlife artist Chris Smith. From the American woodcock to the harlequin duck, comprehensive information is provided for each bird, including special features that aid in the identification of each species along with range, habits, courtship, and preferred habitat. Distribution maps for each bird are also included. Each waterfowl illustration includes a separate wing illustration noting features that clearly identify each species. For upland birds, key features of identification between species and male and female are also clearly illustrated for quick reference (such as the scapular feathers on the Hungarian partridge). The beautiful and informative illustrations alone are worth the price of this excellent guide, which is sure to become a standard reference for game bird identification.

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Chris Smith graduated with a degree in wildlife biology. He is a well-known artist, and his work has appeared in numerous outdoor publications. He is also an avid hunter.

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