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Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America

Chris Merkord
  • Guy Baldassarre Johns Hopkins University Press 2014 United States https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/ducks-geese-and-swans-north-america

    1,088 pages


    144 color photos, 138 color illus., 50 maps

    English , Nearctic, , Canada, United States, , Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae), 09/01/2014 9781421407517 No value No value

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.

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