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Published: 14 July 2005

642 Pages | numerous colour plates, halftones, maps, and line figures


ISBN: 9780198502135

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The Cuckoos

Robert B. Payne

Bird Families of the World

  • The most up-to-date and comprehensive study of this most fascinating family of birds: another much-anticipated volume in the renowned Bird Families of the World series
  • Contains much new and previously unpublished data, including a complete evolutionary tree of cuckoo species based on molecular genetics and a new analysis of species based on songs
  • Provides information on the breeding biology and life histories of all cuckoo species
  • Beautifully illustrated with colour plates painted by Karen Klitz showing adults of all species, as well as halftones, maps, and line figures

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