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Title:
Pheasants, partridges, and grouse : a guide to the pheasants, partridges, quails, grouse, guineafowl, buttonquails, and sandgrouse of the world
Author:
Madge, Steve.
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Publication Information:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
488 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780691089089
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL696.G27 M33 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

This guide brings together, for the first time within a single volume, a comprehensive review of all the world's pheasants, partridges, quails, grouse, turkeys, guineafowl, buttonquails, sandgrouse, and the enigmatic Plains-wanderer--over 250 species in all. The group includes some of the world's most familiar and beautiful birds, such as the Indian peafowl and the stunning tragopans, as well as some of the rarest and most threatened. This book concentrates on detailed identification and distribution, but also highlights conservation issues where relevant. The seventy-two color plates, by leading bird illustrators, show male, female, juvenile, and subspecies plumages, and form the finest set of illustrations of these birds to date. There is also a color distribution map for each species.



Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse is a landmark volume in the literature of this attractive and vulnerable group of birds.



Comprehensive identification guide to over 250 species of pheasants, partridges, and grouse throughout the world
Detailed text covering identification, description, geographical variation, voice, status, habitat and behavior, distribution, movements, and measurements
72 color plates depicting male, female, juvenile, and subspecies plumages
Information on conservation issues
Glossary, index, reference, and bibliography


Author Notes

Steve Madge has traveled extensively as a bird-tour guide over the past twenty years. A former member of the British Birds Rarities Committee, he is also the author of Wildfowl and Crows and Jays and the coauthor of The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic
Phil McGowan earned a Ph.D. for his study of Malaysian peacock-pheasants and was lead compiler of the World Pheasant Association's action plans for pheasants, partridges, quail, francolins, snowcock, and guineafowl


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Systematic List of Speciesp. 8
Acknowledgementsp. 15
Introductionp. 17
Style and Layout of the Bookp. 19
Topographyp. 21
Glossaryp. 23
Colour Plates and Mapsp. 25
Systematic Sectionp. 171
Bibliographyp. 463
Indexp. 476

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