Waterfowl Identification: The LeMaster Method

Waterfowl Identification: The LeMaster Method
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This guide introduces new aids for identifying over 40 species of ducks, geese and swans. One identifies the species of duck in hand; the other assists in determining the species in flight. A duck in hand can be identified by the size and shape of its bill. Charts are provided for the user to match a bill in hand with the outlines of the particular species. The full size and shape of the bill is shown along with information to solidify selection.

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This guide introduces new aids for identifying over 40 species of ducks, geese and swans. One identifies the species of duck in hand; the other assists in determining the species in flight. A duck in hand can be identified by the size and shape of its bill. Charts are provided for the user to match a bill in hand with the outlines of the particular species. The full size and shape of the bill is shown along with information to solidify selection.

To aid in-flight identification, this method introduces a new dimension – Levels (strata or layer) of flight that the various species fly in over open water, and these are divided into four distinct levels. The study and use of this dimension, coupled with flock characteristics and species markings, will aid your in-flight identification.

THE AUTHOR

Richard 'Dick' LeMaster – lifelong resident of Illinois, USA – is a professional model builder, wood carver, and artist. He is renowned for his study and execution of the smallest detail on waterfowl. This new method of identification is an example of his approach. His ultra-realistic wood sculptures of ducks are highly prized and are exhibited in museums and private collections throughout the world. His previous titles include Wildlife in Wood.

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Sub Heading No
ISBN 9780811729826
Author Richard LeMaster
Binding Spiral bound paperback
Extent 76 pages
Illustrations 102mm x 178mm
Ebook No
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