Oxford University Press, July 1986. Cloth. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #224981
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. Never before published as a set, the 54 full-color plates have been reproduced from early 20th century watercolors of exceptional quality by Henry Jones. This beautiful, informative work will be of interest to ornithologists, ecologists, and amateur bird watchers.
Blue cloth with gold lettering. Quarto. In mildly edgeworn dust jacket. Pale blue end pages.