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Author Ogilvie, M. A

Title Ducks of Britain and Europe
Published Huntingdon : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (223 pages)
Series Poyser Monographs
Poyser Monographs
Contents ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""List of colour plates""; ""List of distribution maps""; ""Preface""; ""1 Introduction and classification""; ""2 General behaviour and ecology""; ""3 Identification""; ""Ruddy Shelduck: Tadorna ferruginea""; ""Shelduck: Tadorna tadorna""; ""Mandarin: Aix galericulata""; ""Marbled Teal: Marmaronetta angustirostris""; ""Pintail: Anas acuta""; ""Teal: Anas crecca""; ""American Green-winged: Teal Anas crecca carolinensis""; ""Baikal Teal: Anas formosa""; ""Falcated Duck: Anas falcata""; ""Mallard: Anas platyrhynchos""; ""North American Black Duck: Anas rubripes""
""7 Exploitation and conservation""""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""
""Gadwall: Anas strepera""""Wigeon: Anas penelope""; ""American Wigeon: Anas americana""; ""Blue-winged Teal: Anas discors""; ""Garganey: Anas querquedula""; ""Shoveler: Anas clypeata""; ""Red-crested Pochard: Netta rufina""; ""Pochard: Aythya ferina""; ""Ferruginous Duck: Aythya nyroca""; ""Ring-necked Duck: Aythya collaris""; ""Tufted Duck: Aythya fuligula""; ""Scaup: Aythya marila""; ""Eider: Somateria mollissima""; ""King Eider: Somateria spectabilis""; ""Spectacled Eider: Somateria omateria fischeri""; ""Steller's Eider: Polysticta stelleri""; ""Common Scoter: Melanitta nigra""
""Surf Scoter: Melanitta perspicillata""""Velvet Scoter: Melanitta elanitta fusca""; ""Harlequin: Histrionicus histrionicus""; ""Long-tailed Duck: Clangula hyemalis""; ""Barrow's Goldeneye: Bucephala islandica""; ""Common Goldeneye: Bucephala clangula""; ""Bufflehead: Bucephala albeola""; ""Smew: Mergus albellus""; ""Hooded Merganser: Mergus cucullatus""; ""Red-breasted Merganser: Mergus serrator""; ""Goosander: Mergus merganser""; ""White-headed Duck: Oxyura leucocephala""; ""Ruddy Duck: Oxyurajamaicensis""; ""4 Breeding""; ""5 Distribution and status""; ""6 Migrations""
Summary The forty-two species or subspecies of ducks which occur in Europe, including eleven vagrants from North America or Asia, are the subject of this book. Its author is an accepted authority on ducks and geese, and has been a member of the research staff of the Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge since 1960. Most birdwatchers consider ducks to be especially attractive and interesting birds, and many species of ducks are also the legitimate quarry of wildfowlers. Both groups need to identify the species quickly and accurately, and almost half of the book is devoted to identification, offering a far more
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ISBN 1408138646