- Hardcover: 656 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press (February 16, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691162662
- ISBN-13: 978-0691162669
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #941,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide Hardcover – February 16, 2016
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Extremely well produced and presented. I love this book. (Greg Laden's)
The level of detail Reeber provides on plumages goes far beyond any other resource I have seen. . . . This is a tremendous piece of work that raises the bar for those who plan to follow a similar path in the future.---Keith Betton, American Birding Association
Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia, by Sebastien Reeber, is an exhaustively comprehensive reference book that is sure to bring joy to the heart of every birder.---Donna Lynn Schulman, 10,000 Birds
An unrivalled, must-have reference for any birder with an interest in ducks, geese, and swans of the Holarctic. It is a meticulously detailed book for serious birders. Bringing together just about everything you'd need to know in order to identify waterfowl of the Holarctic, this monograph will surely be the standard reference for its subject for a long time to come.---Frank Lambert, The Birder's Library
Not since Kortwright (1942), Bellrose (1942), Madge and Burn (1987) did their classic books on North American and global waterfowl has such a great book been produced. (North Durham Nature Newsletter)
The sheer amount of information and the number of beautiful drawings and photographs will make this book invaluable to scientists, birders, naturalists, and collectors. (Choice)
Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia ends the wait for a comprehensive look at the waterfowl of North America and Eurasia. Offering more than 920 excellent drawings and over 650 photographs, the illustrative value alone is worth the cost of admission. (Carolina Bird Club Newsletter)
Recreationalists and aviculturists fascinated by this remarkable group of birds will want to have this reasonably priced book in their library.---William L. Hohman, The Prairie Naturalist
Waterfowl of North America, Europe and Asia (Princeton Univ. Press, 2016) may be the only identification book you'll ever need. . . . Reeber’s book is a must-have for any duck club. I can’t imagine a better book to get lost in after a morning’s hunt. The beauty of the images, and the depth of the information on the various species will grab you and won’t let go.---Hank Shaw, California Waterfowl
"Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia compiles an impressive amount of information and illustrates an extraordinary number of figures. Reeber should be congratulated for compiling such a deep and rich resource on the subject. This guide is a significant contribution to the ornithological community."―Jessie Barry, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
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"Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia compiles an impressive amount of information and illustrates an extraordinary number of figures. Reeber should be congratulated for compiling such a deep and rich resource on the subject. This guide is a significant contribution to the ornithological community."--Jessie Barry, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
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Can I quibble well yes,but most of can do that with any bird book and we do.If its not the range maps then its the plates or photos...
Waterfowl of North America,Europe and Asia by Mr. Reeber has a place along side Baldassarre's two volumes and next to Kortright's
The book begins with the typical “how to use this book” section followed by Taxonomy and Systematics. The Avian Topography section covers some unique features of ducks and geese and Moult and Plumage covers just that with some explanation of the terminology used for the moults. A common problem in ducks is hybridization and this is covered extensively in this guide not only in text but also in the plates section and many photographs.
The artwork comprises 72 excellently rendered plates that show resting and flight views as well as many head patterns, moults, hybrids and male/female plumage. Plates are also accompanied by range maps with several colors to indicate breeding, winter and year round locations.
The species accounts follow with detailed information on taxonomy, identification, plumages for adult, female/male and juvenile with several of the different plumages. Geographic variation, measurements and mass, voice, moult, hybridization, habitat and life cylcle, range and population and captivity are all covered well. With each of the species accounts there are many color photographs to aid in highlighting aspects of plumage and other features key in the identification of the species and subspecies of each of the birds in question.
Overall this is a fantastic reference for this family of birds though it does lack many species outside of the scope of the book those that are covered are done so in painstaking detail and with the most up to date information. For those interested in ducks and geese and their interactions and to help aid in the identification of the many hybrids this guide needs to be on your shelf.