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Bird Families of the World RSS

Authoritative and accessible, each volume in this series of handbooks provides a fascinating synthesis of current knowledge on one bird family or several related families. Each volume features:

  • Six to ten chapters on the biology, feeding ecology, breeding behaviour, evolutionary relationships, and conservation of birds in the family
  • Specially commissioned colour plates by a leading artist, showing both sexes and juveniles of all species and many subspecies
  • Drawings illustrating anatomy and behaviour
  • Descriptions of each species individually,including appearance, weights, and measurements; field characters; voice; habitat and food; breeding behaviour; lifecycle; and range and status (with distribution map)

    "...enough to make any naturalist want to learn more..." - BBC Wildlife Magazine

    General Editors: C. M. Perrins, J. Kikkawa, and W. J. Bock

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    Cover for 9780198548539

    Birds of Paradise

    Paradisaeidae

    £145.00

    Clifford B. Frith, Bruce M. Beehler, William T. Cooper

    9780198548539
    Hardback
    09 July 1998
    Bird Families of the World

    Cover for 9780198546450

    Ducks, Geese, and Swans

    £210.00

    Janet Kear

    9780198546450
    Pack
    05 May 2005
    Bird Families of the World

    Cover for 9780198549819

    Herons

    £135.00

    James A. Kushlan, James A. Hancock, David Thelwell

    9780198549819
    Hardback
    14 July 2005
    Bird Families of the World

    Cover for 9780198549871

    Nightjars and their Allies

    The Caprimulgiformes

    £145.00

    D.T. Holyoak, Martin Woodcock

    9780198549871
    Hardback
    19 July 2001
    Bird Families of the World

    Cover for 9780198577270

    Pelicans, Cormorants, and their Relatives

    Pelecanidae, Sulidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Anhingidae, Fregatidae, Phaethontidae

    £145.00

    J. Bryan Nelson

    9780198577270
    Hardback
    26 January 2006
    Bird Families of the World

    Cover for 9780198549963

    Ratites and Tinamous

    Tinamidae, Rheidae, Dromaiidae, Casuariidae, Apterygidae, Struthionidae

    £145.00

    Stephen Davies, Michael. J Bamford, Danika Loomes

    9780198549963
    Hardback
    25 April 2002
    Bird Families of the World

    Cover for 9780198548447

    The Bowerbirds

    Ptilonorhynchidae

    £145.00

    Clifford Frith, Dawn Frith

    9780198548447
    Hardback
    26 February 2004
    Bird Families of the World

    Cover for 9780198502135

    The Cuckoos

    £135.00

    Robert B. Payne

    9780198502135
    Hardback
    14 July 2005
    Bird Families of the World

    Cover for 9780198500643

    The Grebes

    Podicipedidae

    £135.00

    Jon Fjeldså

    9780198500643
    Hardback
    11 November 2004
    Bird Families of the World

    Cover for 9780198546535

    The Hawaiian Honeycreepers

    Drepanidinae

    £135.00

    H. Douglas Pratt

    9780198546535
    Hardback
    12 May 2005
    Bird Families of the World

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    Toucans, Barbets, and Honeyguides

    Ramphastidae, Capitonidae and Indicatoridae

    £145.00

    Lester Short, Jennifer Horne

    9780198546665
    Hardback
    08 November 2001
    Bird Families of the World

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