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Hailed by Natural History as "a classic in its field and a must for every naturalist," this guide explores the distribution and feeding habits of more than 1,000 species of mammals, birds, and fish. A third of the book is devoted to all the genera of plants that supply food to wildlife. 300 illustrations.
Indispensable book for all conservationists, birdwatchers, nature enthusiasts. Based on data collected by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 25 years, it describes the food habits for more than 1,000 species of mammals, birds, fish, plus important plants as food.
Describes food habits of more than 1,000 species of mammals, birds, fish. Special treatment of important food plants. Over 300 illus.
Food habits of more than 1,000 species of mammals, birds, fish, plus important plants as food researched by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 300 illustrations, maps.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS
1 THE PLANT ROOTS OF WILDLIFE
2 FARM CROPS AND WILDLIFE
3 WILDLIFE FOOD-HABITS STUDIES
4 INTERPRETING THE DATA OF THIS BOOK
PART II: ANIMALS AND THEIR FOOD
6 MARSHBIRDS AND SHOREBIRDS
7 UPLAND GAMEBIRDS
9 BIRDS OF PREY
10 FUR AND GAME MAMMALS
11 SMALL MAMMALS
12 HOOFED BROWSERS
13 "FISH, AMPHIBIANS, AND REPTILES"
PART III: PLANTS USEFUL TO WILDLIFE
14 WOODY PLANTS
15 UPLAND WEEDS AND HERBS
16 MARSH AND AQUATIC PLANTS
17 CULTIVATED PLANTS
18 WILDLIFE PLANTS RANKED ACCORDING TO THEIR VALUE