Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species (Birds Ornithology) | Paperbackby S. David Scott (Author), Casey McFarland (Author)
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|Publisher: ||Stackpole Books|
|Page Count: ||368 Pages|
|Publication Date: ||September 01, 2010|
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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, over 400 colour 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 labelled with its type and its size.
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