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Ducks, Geese and Swans of India: Their Status and Distribution

Field / Identification Guide

By: Asad R Rahmani and Zafar-ul M Islam

364 pages, 200 colour photographs and maps

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #180978 | ISBN-13: 9780198060338
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NHBS Price: £56.00 $71/€66 approx

About this book

Ducks, Geese and Swans of India describes 42 species of ducks, geese, and swans found in India. Written by experts in the field, this book discusses the distribution, population size, migratory movement, habitat and ecology, and conservation status of these birds. The descriptions are illustrated with colour images of specimens and maps showing the distribution of these birds across the Indian subcontinent.

The book comes equipped with a companion CD. It will interest ornithologists, birdwatchers, conservationists, as well as general readers interested in the flora and fauna of the Indian subcontinent.


Contents

. PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK LESSER WHISTLING-DUCK WHITE-HEADED DUCK MUTE SWAN WHOOPER SWAN TUNDRA SWAN BEAN GOOSE LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BAR-HEADED GOOSE GREYLAG GOOSE RED-BREASTED GOOSE COMMON SHELDUCK RUDDY SHELDUCK COMB DUCK WHITE-WINGED DUCK COTTON PYGMY-GOOSE GADWALL FALCATED DUCK EURASIAN WIGEON MALLARD ANDAMAN TEAL NORTHERN SHOVELER NORTHERN PINTAIL INDIAN SPOILT-BILLED DUCK GARGANEY BAIKAL TEAL COMMON TEAL MARBLED TEAL TUFTED DUCK PINK-HEADED DUCK BAER'S POCHARD RED-CRESTED POCHARD COMMON POCHARD FERRUGINOUS DUCK GREATER SCAUP LONG-TAILED DUCK COMMON GOLDENEYE GOOSANDER, COMMON MERGANSER RED-BREASTED MERGANSER SMEW MANDARIN DUCK REFERENCES

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