Collins Bird Guide by Lars Svensson

By Lars Svensson

Following on from its highly winning release in 1999, Collins poultry consultant - the last word reference e-book for chook fans - now enters its moment version. With multiplied textual content and extra color illustrations, the second one variation of the highly winning Collins chicken advisor is a needs to for each birdwatcher. The booklet presents all of the info had to determine any species at any time of the yr, masking dimension, habitat, variety, identity and voice. Accompanying each species access is a distribution map and illustrations exhibiting the species in all of the significant plumages (male, lady, immature, in flight, at relaxation, feeding: no matter what is important). furthermore, each one workforce of birds contains an creation which covers the key difficulties enthusiastic about settling on or watching them: find out how to organise a sea gazing journey, the best way to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids may be stressed with which major species. those and lots of different universal birdwatching questions are responded. the combo of definitive textual content, updated distribution maps and really good illustrations, all in one quantity, makes this e-book the last word box consultant, crucial on each bookshelf and birdwatching journey.

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G. in flight. Flanks rufous-ochre, and chest attractively patterned black-and-white with double black bars on each side. ytinged crest, is otherwise rather plainly grey-brown w1th paler breast. Lower edge of bill yellow. Both sexes haveblackand-white elongated tertials creating a striped pattern, but note that these feathers can be moulted or worn and hence not so conspicuous. t,j? one cJ' Greenwinged among Teal LESSER SCAUP 9-type birds practically identical to Teal; strong rust colour of wing-bar may give clue.

Note that this hybrid often bas a wholly or partly white wing-bar, unlike a true Ring-necked Duck. finer and more diffuse; also, more black on tip of ~1/1 (Scaup bas only the nail black); many'Scaup d type' hybnds WILD F 0 W L have afirm, pointedcrest (like the one shown here, at bottom of p. 34), giving a characteristically peaked or angled crown never seen on Scaup (but those without any hint of crest can Tufted Duck 6 x Pochard ~ -- Anow well-known hybrid is that betweenTuftedDuck6 and Pochard ~ .

Scarce to very rare visitors to Europe, mainly from NAmenca. v* L34- 38 em. NAmerican species, closely related to Euras1~1 Teal (p. 28). Many records annually in Britain, and found u1 most other WEuropean countries. Several records presumably referrable to a number of birds no~v resident in ~urop~. IDENTIFICATION Small. Adult <:J breedmg has a vel'llcal wlute bar across side of hreast (not a horizontal stripe above Hanks), and lacks most of the yellow lines bordering the dark green patch on sides of head.

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