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

Hardcover | February 15, 2009

byAsad R. Rahmani, M. Zafar-ul Islam

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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 theflora and fauna of the Indian subcontinent.

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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 map...

Asad A. Rahmani has been Director of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) since 1997. He is the Executive Editor of JBHNS and editor of Hornbill and Mistnet. He has written more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers in national and international journals, five books, and numerous articles and book reviews. M. Zafar-ul Islam is R...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:374 pages, 12.01 × 8.62 × 0.91 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198060335

ISBN - 13:9780198060338

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroductionFulvous Whistling-duckLesser Whistling-duckWhite-headed DuckMute SwanWhooper SwanTundra SwanBean GooseLesser White-fronted GooseGreater White-fronted GooseBar-headed GooseGreylag GooseRed-breasted GooseCommon ShelduckRuddy ShelduckComb DuckWhite-winged DuckCotton Pygmy-gooseGadwallFalcated DuckEurasian WigeonMallardAndaman TealNorthern ShovelerNorthern PintailIndian Spoilt-billed DuckGarganeyBaikal TealCommon TealMarbled TealTufted DuckPink-headed DuckBaer's PochardRed-crested PochardCommon PochardFerruginous DuckGreater ScaupLong-tailed DuckCommon GoldeneyeGoosander, Common MerganserRed-breasted MerganserSmewMandarin DuckReferences