Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History

Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History


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Among the most important of all bird groups, pheasants account for the most abundant domesticated species (the domestic fowl), the most extensively hunted upland game bird (the common pheasant), and some of the most spectacularly beautiful of all large birds (the giant argus). This lavishly illustrated volume gives up-to-date information on the distribution, status, and biology of all 49 species, with special attention paid to those that are vulnerable, rare, or threatened. Including range maps and identification keys, The Pheasants of the World is a comprehensive reference not only for ornithologists and conservationists seeking to ensure the survival of the group, but also for aviculturists and others who want to better understand the nature of these splendid birds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560988397
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,094,700
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.29(d)

About the Author

Paul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author of Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History (Smithsonian, 2001) and North American Owls: Biology and Natural History, Second Edition (Smithsonian, 2002).

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