Extraordinary Pheasantsby Stephen Green-Armytage
Fast on the feathers of Extraordinary Chickens, Stephen Green-Armytage is back with even more beautiful photographs, this time extolling the glories of the pheasant family. Among pheasants, the peacock with his magnificent fan of iridescent tail feathers is widely celebrated. Less well known but equally fine-feathered are the Long-tailed Mikado, the Satyr Tragopan, the Bornean Crested Fireback, and the Chinese Monal, only a few of the peacock's many exotic cousins. In gorgeous full-color photographs, Green-Armytage captures the stunningly ornate plumage and surprising mix of the bizarre and the beautiful among more than 70 different varieties of pheasants. A brief but informative text offers an introduction to the birds and their habitats, and concise descriptions of the species follow the illustrations. Serious birders will certainly treasure this unique volume, but even the casual bird fancier will be captivated by the complex shapes, patterns, and colors -- from brown, red, yellow, and blue to bronze, purple, emerald, and pure white -- of the beautiful creatures gathered here.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- 9.32(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.62(d)
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