| 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.
About the Author:
S. David Scott has been working as an environmental educator since 2003, focusing on ecology and wildlife behavior. He lives in the Seattle area.
Casey McFarland is a wildlife tracker and a tracking instructor and evaluator through Cybertracker International.
Pages: 368 pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Photos: 495 color photos
Illustrations: 12 illustrations
Maps: 391 maps
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