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Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America

revised and updated

Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America

revised and updated

Author: Guy Baldassarre

Published: 2014-09-01

Publisher's Description:

Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America has been hailed as a classic since the first edition was published in 1942. A must-have for professional biologists, birders, waterfowl hunters, decoy collectors, and wildlife managers, this fully revised and updated edition provides definitive information on the continent’s forty-six species. Maps of both winter and breeding ranges are presented with stunning images by top waterfowl photographers and the acclaimed original artwork of Robert W. (Bob) Hines.

Originally authored by F. H. Kortright and later revised by Frank Bellrose, this latest edition, which has been meticulously updated by renowned waterfowl biologist Guy Baldassarre, continues the legacy of esteemed authors. Each species account contains in-depth sections on:
  • identification
  • distribution
  • migration behavior
  • habitat• population status
  • breeding biology
  • rearing of young
  • recruitment and survival
  • food habits and feeding ecology
  • molts and plumages
  • conservation and management
To facilitate identification, the species accounts also include detailed illustrations of wings. An appendix contains comparative illustrations of ducklings, goslings, and cygnets.

This edition of Ducks, Geese, and Swans consists of two volumes, printed in full color, and packaged in a slipcase, along with a CD containing references and additional maps.


1,088 pages

144 color photos, 138 color illus., 50 maps


  • Language: English
  • Biogeographical Realm: Nearctic
  • Countries Covered: Canada, United States
  • Families Covered: Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

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  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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  • Country: United States

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  • Date Published: 01 Sep 2014
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  • ISBN-13: 9781421407517