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Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America



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Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America by Sebastien Reeber

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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.

Author Biography

Sebastien Reeber was born in 1971 in Strasbourg, France, and also studied there. He hasbeen working for the SNPN (Societe Nationale de Protection de laNature/National Society for Nature Protection) since he was 23, at the Lac deGrand-Lieu National Nature Reserve, near Nantes, and he is currently in charge ofmonitoring birds there (censuses, specific studies and ringing). This lake isone of the main wintering and breeding sites for waterfowl in France andWestern Europe, hence his interest in this group. He is also an activebirdwatcher, an editorial board member of Ornithos,and has served on the French Rarities Committee since 2006.
Release date NZ
November 19th, 2015
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
72 colour plates, 650 photos, 80 maps
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