Diane Ackerman's A Natural History of Love PDF

By Diane Ackerman

ISBN-10: 0307763323

ISBN-13: 9780307763327

The bestselling writer of A typical historical past of the Senses now explores the attract of adultery, the allure of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly educated, this "audaciously extraordinary romp during the international of romantic love" (Washington publish booklet global) is the following neatest thing to like itself.

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Juveniles of the two otherwise identical. Adult lacks white morph. Also, white usually restricted to face and upper throat (more extensive on head of Southern). Typically has dark leading edge to wing (this area pale in adult Southern). Adult very unlikely to occur in Peru. Ch 3 PERUVIAN PELICAN 3 Pelecanus thagus 152 cm (60 in); ws 228 cm (90 in) Common resident on coast, breeding on offshore islands from Piura south to Chile. Primarily a bird of cold Peruvian Current but disperses in small numbers north to Ecuador.

Male much larger than female, with large “comb” over base of bill (larger when breeding). Easily identified by large size, black and white freckled neck and sides of face, and white underparts, but take care not to confuse with domesticated Muscovy Duck, which may be partially white below. VOICE Calls growled honks. Co, E, Br, Bo 40 juv. juv. ad. ad. WHITE-FACED WHISTLING-DUCK BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK ORINOCO GOOSE ANDEAN GOOSE ( & MUSCOVY DUCK ( juv. COMB DUCK & ad. P L AT E 7 DABBLING DUCKS Dabbling ducks (Anas) are familiar aquatic birds.

Readily recognized by prominent blue facial skin and rufous underparts. Geographically variable; northern tschudii has a more extensive rufous breast than does southern rufiventris, but the two subspecies intergrade in central Peru. ” accompanied by wing-quill rattling when changing singing perches. ” and more popping “wee-op” calls in series. Co, E, Bo 3 BEARDED GUAN 3 Penelope barbata 56–61 cm (22–24 in) Uncommon and geographically restricted to humid montane forest in northwest, 1700–2950 m, on both slopes of western cordillera.

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