Bird Feathers : A Guide to North American Species
by S. David Scott and Casey McFarland


Overview - - Over 400 photos of representative feathers from 379 species - How to identify not only what bird a feather came from but also what kind of feather it is - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
- Over 400 photos of representative feathers from 379 species - How to identify not only what bird a feather came from but also what kind of feather it is - 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811736183
  • ISBN-10: 0811736180
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds


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