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BIRD FEATHERS: A GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN SPECIES
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BIRD FEATHERS: A GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN SPECIES

Author: S. David Scott & Casey McFarland
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Sep 2010
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-8117-3618-0

Synopsis
Teaches birders to use the characteristics of wing types & feather morphology to identify feathers--not only by species but also by their place on the bird?s body. Includes a detailed overview of the feather--how feathers developed, the parts of a single feather, & the variety of types of feathers on a bird. Photos of feather samples from 379 bird species from all over North America. 495 Color Photos, 391 maps, 12 illus.;6x9 inches, 368 pgs.

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# 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 & wing type given for each bird

Teaches birders to use the characteristics of wing types & feather morphology to identify feathers--not only by species but also by their place on the bird?s body. Includes a detailed overview of the feather--how feathers developed, the parts of a single feather, & 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 & a map showing its range, several types of feathers are included for each bird; each feather is labeled with its type & its size.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
S. David Scott
has been working as an environmental educator since 2003, focusing on ecology & wildlife behavior. He lives in the Seattle area.

Casey McFarland is a wildlife tracker & a tracking instructor & evaluator through Cybertracker International.


 
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