Notes of a Provincial Wildfowler

Notes of a Provincial Wildfowler

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This text presents a detailed study of birding in 19th-century Russia. It is a guide to the bird species of Russia, combining a naturalist's sensibility with literary skills, looking at behaviour, life-cycles and lyrical discourses on habitats that comprise the Russian Steppe.COOT Lysukha, lysena; Fulica atra The merganser concludes the section on duck. ... Although the feet jut out behind ... The webbing between the toes is thick, but cut in lobes, which means that they cannot swim so ably as other ducks. Their feet are covered with straight, whitish lines, forming little squares and latticework patterns; the underside of the feet is dark slate gray; the tail is very short, andanbsp;...

Title:Notes of a Provincial Wildfowler
Author: Sergeĭ Timofeevich Aksakov, Kevin Windle
Publisher:Northwestern University Press - 1998

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