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[Book review] The wildfowl of Britain and Europe

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Abstract

Of about 140 extant species of waterfowl in the world, 54 occur in the western Pale- arctic. In this, his most recent book, Ogilvie introduces the reader to the waterfowl of Europe including occasional visitors and introduced species. Although written primarily for laymen, ornithologists will find the book informative but should not expect a major treatise on European waterfowl. The text is drawn primarily from Volume I of "The hand-book of the birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East: the birds of the Western Palearctic," of which the author was an editor.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
[Book review] The wildfowl of Britain and Europe
Series title:
The Auk
Volume:
101
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
213
Last page:
214
Public Comments:
A review of: The wildfowl of Britain and Europe. Malcolm Ogilvie. 1982. Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press. 84 pp. 30 color plates.