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Published: 01 December 2005

456 Pages | 65 maps, 12 color plates, 86 b/w halftones

ISBN: 9780198549819

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The Herons


James A. Kushlan and the late James Hancock

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
  • Six general chapters on the biology, feeding ecology, breeding behaviour, evolutionary relationships, and conservation of the birds in the family
  • 8 specially commissioned colour plates by David Thelwell, showing adults of all species and many juveniles, immatures and subspecies
  • 65 black-and-white 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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