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Handbook of the Birds of the World: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails

Handbook of the Birds of the World: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails
de Richard Banks(Ed. Lynx Edicions) Isbn : 8487334695
212.00 €
This is the fourth volume of HBW to appear since 2001, and the ninth in the 13 years since 1992, when the first volume was published. With the pre-publication-offer leaflets for Vol. 10 (due in September 2005) appearing on the doormat long before I had got round to writing this review, the publication schedule of HBW is almost as impressive as the quality of the work. Successive reviewers in BB and every other ornithological publication I can think of have lauded this series and drained the barrel of superlatives almost dry, so that, for a reviewer, there is an element of 'what else is there to say?' This volume, the second of the series to cover passerines, covers the cotingas (Cotingidae), manakins (Pipridae), tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae), New Zealand wrens (Acanthisittidae), scrub-bi...

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

A Field Guide to the Birds of China
de John MacKinnon(Ed. OUP Oxford) Isbn : 0198549407
49.60 €
This is the first truly comprehensive, taxonomically modern, and fully illustrated field guide to Chinese birds. Over 1300 species are illustrated in 128 color paintings, and they are fully described in the text. Color distribution maps are also provided for all illustrated species. The authors have both lived and worked in the region for many years, and they have extensive experience writing and illustrating bird guides. Thus, this important book will become a landmark in field guide publishing.

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

A Field Guide to the Birds of China
de John Mackinnon(Ed. Oxford University Press) Isbn : 0198549415
70.88 €
This is the first truly comprehensive, taxonomically modern, and fully illustrated field guide to Chinese birds. Over 1300 species are illustrated in 128 color paintings, and they are fully described in the text. Color distribution maps are also provided for all illustrated species. The authors have both lived and worked in the region for many years, and they have extensive experience writing and illustrating bird guides. Thus, this important book will become a landmark in field guide publishing.

The Birdwatcher's Guide to Hawai'I

The Birdwatcher's Guide to Hawai'I
de Rick Soehren(Ed. University of Hawai'i Press) Isbn : 0824816838
22.79 €
This is the first site-specific birding book written especially for the casual or novice birder. It is a fully illustrated look at more than 60 top birding sites on O`ahu, Kaua`i, the Big Island, Maui, Moloka`i, and Lanai. Every spot described offers something special--forest-dwelling birds unique to Hawai`i, seabirds that rarely visit the shore, or introduced birds found in city parks and gardens. Birds of greatest interest and those most likely to be seen at each site are given particular attention, with information on seasonal occurrences to help visitors plan their birding trips. Site descriptions note activities and nearby points of interest, detailed directions to the sites, and available facilities for visitors. Helpful occurrence tables show at a glance where common and uncommon bi...

Avian Incubation: Behaviour, Environment and Evolution

Avian Incubation: Behaviour, Environment and Evolution
de D. C. Deeming(Ed. OUP Oxford) Isbn : 0198508107
121.08 €
This is the first scientific review of all factors affecting incubation in avian nests. These range from nest construction, egg characteristics and patterns of embryonic development. There is an extensive section describing incubation behaviour of parents and embryos, and there are chapters reviewing brood patch physiology and the various factors determining the incubation environment, including nest microbiology. Another section provides chapters giving detailed descriptions of examples of...

Avian Growth and Development

Avian Growth and Development
de J. Matthias Starck(Ed. OUP USA) Isbn : 0195106083
213.76 €
This is the first re-appraisal in 50 years of concepts of development made in birds. This book is a case study in evolutionary diversification of life histories. Although birds have a rather uniform body plan and physiology, they exhibit marked variation in development type, parental care, and rate of growth. This book thus attempts to present an integrative perspective of organism biology, ecology, and evolution.

Zoological Catalogue of Australia: Aves Columbidae to Coraciidae

Zoological Catalogue of Australia: Aves Columbidae to Coraciidae
de Richard Schodde, I.J. Mason(Ed. CSIRO Publishing) Isbn : 0643060375
118.07 €
This is the first of four proposed volumes that will catalogue the birds of Australia. It contains a wealth of detail about the complex nomenclature and includes informative qualifications and taxonomic decisions. The Catalogue also documents type localities, distribution, ecology and bibliographic references. The authoritative work, compiled by world experts, is the culmination of many years of research and will be much in demand as the directory to the status of knowledge on the Australian

A Guide to the Birds and Mammals of Coastal Patagonia

A Guide to the Birds and Mammals of Coastal Patagonia
de Graham Harris(Ed. Princeton University Press) Isbn : 0691058318
62.54 €
This is the first guidebook to the birds and mammals of the coastal region of Patagonia, a vast area at the southern tip of South America. This guide describes the 185 species of birds and 61 species of mammals known to inhabit the land and sea along two thousand miles of the Patagonian coast, from Pent/nsula Valdés to the Strait of Magellan.With an area covering over half a million square miles, Patagonia is larger than Spain and Portugal combined. It is scarcely populated and much of its land is desert, swept year-round by winds from both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The greatest abundance and diversity of wildlife occurs where the great dry steppe meets the South Atlantic along a spectacular shoreline of unspoiled beaches and lonely headlands. One of the last truly untouched regions...

Birds, Mammals,  Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands: An Identification Guide

Birds, Mammals, Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands: An Identification Guide
de Andy Swash, Rob Still, Robert Still(Ed. Yale University Press) Isbn : 0300088647
23.70 €
This is the first comprehensive guide to the unique wildlife of the Galápagos, encompassing the birds, mammals, and reptiles a visitor to these extraordinary islands might encounter. The innovative, simple-to-use format of the pocket-sized volume will help beginners and experts alike to identify with confidence the striking and charismatic Galápagos fauna. Highlighting the differences between similar species, the guide focuses on the key identification features of each....

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands: An Identification Guide

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands: An Identification Guide
de Andy Swash, Rob Still(Ed. Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd) Isbn : 0713675519
20.06 €
This is the first comprehensive guide to the unique wildlife of the Galápagos, encompassing the birds, mammals, and reptiles a visitor to these extraordinary islands might encounter. The innovative, simple-to-use format of the pocket-sized volume will help beginners and experts alike to identify with confidence the striking and charismatic Galápagos fauna. Highlighting the differences between similar species, the guide focuses on the key identification features of each. Information on the status, habitat preferences, breeding seasons, and significant behavioral characteristics is provided for each species, along with 78 distribution maps for all resident species. Fifty-three remarkable color plates compiled from a composite of 500 photographic images and 20 illustrations depict virtually e...


Sources : Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2013. IOC World Bird List (v7.1) doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.7.1.
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