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Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide (Helm Photographic Guide)Artist/Author: Gormon, Gerard.
Woodpeckers remain one of the most popular families of birds, and they are certainly one of the more unusual. Their legendary ability to excavate holes in wood is well known, and they are uniquely adapted for living in trees – though a few species have become more adapted to ground-dwelling. The family ranges from the tiny piculets of tropical forests to the mighty Imperial Woodpecker of Mexico, sadly now extinct. In between there is a considerable variety of species, all of a roughly similar shape and design, inhabiting forests and woodlands through the world except Australasia and Antarctica.
Covering 239 species, this book is the first definitive photographic guide to woodpeckers. Detailed text looks in detail at the biology of the birds, with particular emphasis on field identification, along with voice, habitat, status, racial variation and distribution. The text is accompanied by a series of high-quality photographs – more than 750 images, carefully selected to highlight identification criteria. Each species entry is completed by an accurate colour range map.
A sister to Owls of the World in the Helm Photographic Guides series, Woodpeckers of the World is an informative, fact-filled and beautifully illustrated guide to a group beloved by all birders.
Hornbills of the world: a photographic guide.Artist/Author: Poonswad, Pilai, Alan Kemp and Morten Strange.
The first photographic monograph to the order of Bucerotiformes. Photographs illustrate all 57 species in tropical Africa and in Asia, male as well as female, and all distinct subspecies. Detailed descriptions of each species provides information distribution, ecology and habitats, breeding and status. There are additional chapters covering evolution, habits, social life, feeding and breeding ecology as well as conservation.
Cuckoos of the WorldArtist/Author: Erritzoe, Johannes, Clive F. Mann, Frederik P. Brammer, and Richard A. Fuller.
This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world’s cuckoos, couas and anis – the family Cuculidae. Famed as brood-parasites of other birds, the cuckoos include a diverse range of species, from the roadrunners of North America to the spectacular malkohas of southern Asia. This book discusses the biology and identification of these birds on a species-by-species basis, bringing together the very latest research with accurate range maps, more than 600 stunning colour photographs that illuminate age and racial plumage differences, and 36 superb plates by a team of internationally renowned artists.
Trogons: a natural history of the Trogonidae.Artist/Author: Forshaw, Joseph M.
This is a definitive natural history of the spectacularly beautiful tropical birds known as the Trogons, a family that includes the legendary Resplendent quetzal, the sacred bird of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. A collaboration between renowned ornithologist Joseph Forshaw and eminent bird artist Albert Gilbert, Trogons combines science and art to create an unprecedented picture of a threatened bird family. Forshaw’s text provides the most authoritative and comprehensive account of the trogons ever written, and Gilbert’s stunning paintings are the first to accurately depict all species of trogons in their natural habitats and true colours. The print run is small.
Cuckoos: Cuculidae.Artist/Author: Payne, Robert.
Print on demand title. Part of the Bird families of the world series. The author presents a new evolutionary history of the cuckoo family based on molecular genetics. There is much original material including previously unpublished field observations and song comparisons identifying new species. The book is divided into two parts: part one has eleven chapters devoted to cuckoo biology, part two covers all cuckoo species and their life histories.
The Takahe: fifty years of conservation management and research.Artist/Author: Lee, William G. and Ian G. Jamieson, editors.
For more than fifty years attempts to conserve the Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri), a large, flightless, herbivorous bird, have pioneered techniques for managing protected natural areas, habitat manipulation, captive rearing, wild releases, and island translocations.
Handbook of the Birds of the World [HBW], Volume Six: Mousebirds to HornbillsArtist/Author: del Hoyo, Josep et al., editors.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Completed in sixteen volumes.
Volume 6 covers the Order Coliformes – Family Coliidae (Mousebirds); Order Trogoniformes – Family Trogonidae (Trogons); and Order Coraciiformes families Alcedinidae (Kingfishers), Todidae (Todies), Momotidae (Motmots). Meropidae (Bee-eaters), Coraciidae (Rollers), Brachypteraciidae (Ground-rollers), Leptosomidae (Cuckoo-rollers), Upupidae (Hoopoes), Phoeniculidae (Wood-hoopoes), and Bucerotidae (Hornbills). It contains a foreword on avian bioacoustics.
Toucans, barbets, and honeyguides: Ramphastidae, Capitonidae and Indicatoridae.Artist/Author: Short, Lester L. and Jennifer F. M. Horne.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. A volume from the Bird families of the world series. Covers the life, history, relationships, biology, and conservation of 34 species of toucans, 84 barbets and 17 honeyguides. The book is divided into two sections: the first is a biological overview of the groups covering the key aspects of their behaviours and ecology. The second section is devoted to individual species accounts and gives plumage descriptions, field characters including voice, distribution, habits and life cycle.
Swifts: A Guide to the Swifts and Treeswifts of the WorldArtist/Author: Chantler, Phil and Gerald Driessens.
The comprehensive text has a strong emphasis on identification and distribution, but also includes information on habitat, voice, habits and breeding. The species’ descriptions are very detailed, range maps included for each species.