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Published: 15 April 2004

554 Pages | 8 color plates, 77 b/w halftones & 26 maps

ISBN: 9780198548447

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The Bowerbirds


Clifford B. Frith and Dawn W. Frith
Illustrated by Eustace Barnes, Sonogram production by Michael McGuire, Series editors: C. M. Perrins, W. J. Bock, and J. Kikkawa

Bird Families of the World

  • Bird Families of the World is a multivolume series of handbooks, intended to serve the interests of both the professional scientist and the ever-growing body of amateur ornithologists. Each volume provides a comprehensive and accurate synthesis of our knowledge of one bird family or several related families
  • Seven general chapters on the biology, feeding ecology, breeding behaviour, evolutionary relationships, and conservation of the birds in the family
  • 6 specially commissioned colour plates by Eustace Barnes, showing adults of all species and many juveniles, immatures and subspecies, plus 2 plates of colour photographs
  • Numerous line drawings illustrating special features and behaviour
  • Descriptions of each species individually, including appearance, weights, and measurements; field characters; voice; habitat and food; breeding behaviour; life cycle; and range and status (with distribution map). This provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date species-level information available
  • Full bibliography and index

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