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Pipits and wagtails of Europe, Asia and North America.Artist/Author: Alstrom, Per et al.
The first guide to cover the 26 species of Holarctic pipits and wagtails in detail. The species accounts cover all aspects of identification (taxonomy, size and structure, plumage, geographical variation, anatomical measurements, moult and ageing, sexing, voice, behaviour, distribution, and habitat) and include sonograms of the species’ unique songs and calls.
Bird census techniques.Artist/Author: Bibby, Colin J. et al.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. A concise guide to the various census techniques and to the opportunities and pitfalls each entails. The common methods are described in detail, and illustrated through an abundance of diagrams showing examples of actual and theoretical census techniques.
Handbook of Western Australian Birds, Volume Two: Passerines (Blue-winged Pitta to Goldfinch)Artist/Author: Johnstone, R. F. and G.M. Storr.
OUT OF PRINT. This second volume covers the passerines of Western Australia and all offshore islands including Ashmore Reef, Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling Island. Introductory chapters provide information on the environment, physical features, climate and biogeographic regions. Each species is comprehensively treated with information on morphology, distribution, habitat, migration, nests, food and behaviour.
The birder’s bug book.Artist/Author: Waldbauer, Gilbert.
Gilbert Waldbaur is an entomologist and a birdwatcher. In this book he describes the interaction between birds and insects and the way they exploit each other.
Follow that bird!: around the world with a passionate bird-watcher.Artist/Author: Oddie, Bill.Add to cart
Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory BirdsArtist/Author: Weidensaul, Scott.
Weidensaul translates difficult scientific concepts into understandable English while artfully interweaving personal experiences into the larger natural-history story. A book fulfilling for birders and nonbirders alike.
‘Living on the Wind stands out among bird books. Usually, book designers adore bird migration because it gives them the chance to endulge in wonderfully evocative illustrations and photographs. Soon, the text becomes of secondary importance, and another coffee-table book is spawned. Remarkably, Living on the Wind hasn’t fallen into this trap. It is a book to be read, not looked at; there is not a single picture of a bird to enliven its 400 pages. Thought-provoking, provocative, informative, its not only an outstanding book on bird migration, it’s also one of the best bird books I have read for a long time. It may be heavily biased towards North America, but there is sufficient here to hold the attention of anyone who has ever marvelled at the mysteries of bird migration.’ David Tomlinson, New Scientist
Birds of Nepal (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Grimmett, Richard et al.
This fully updated edition of Birds of Nepal is the most comprehensive guide to the birds of this beautiful Himalayan country. The texts have been completely re-written for this edition and many of the illustrations have been replaced. In addition, maps have been included for the first time.
Every species recorded in Nepal is covered, including vagrants, with accurate distribution maps for most species. 142 colour plates are featured, illustrating more than 790 species with text on facing pages for quick and easy reference. The comprehensive text covers identification, voice, habits, habitats, altitudinal range, distribution and status.
Pheasants, partridges and grouse: a guide to the pheasants, partridges, quails, grouse, guineafowl, buttonquails and sandgrouse of the world.Artist/Author: Madge, Steve and Phil McGowan.
This guide brings together, for the first time within a single volume, a comprehensive review of all the Phasianidae as well as the buttonquails (Turnicidae) and Plains Wanderer. There is a separate account for all 253 species that includes identification, description, geographical variation, habitat, voice, breeding, distribution and status. The 72 colour plates are very handsome and show male, female, juvenile and subspecific plumages. Each species has a colour distribution map. Another excellent edition to the Christopher Helm Bird identification Guides.
This guide brings together, for the first time within a single volume, a comprehensive review of all the world’s pheasants, partridges, quails, grouse, turkeys, guineafowl, buttonquails, sandgrouse, and the enigmatic Plains-wanderer – over 250 species in all.
The group includes some of the world’s most familiar and beautiful birds, such as Indian Peafowl and the stunning tragopans, as well as some of the rarest and most threatened. Some survive in fragments of over-exploited habitats, whilst others are now so familiar in domestication that it is difficult to imagine that they had any wild ancestors at all.
As with other volumes in the award-winning Helm Identification Guide series, this book concentrates on identification and distribution, but also highlights conservation issues where relevant. Each species is treated in detail, reflecting the extensive knowledge of both authors. The 72 colour plates, by leading bird illustrators, show male, female, juvenile and subspecies plumages, and form the finest set of illustrations of these birds to date. There is also a colour distribution map for each species.
Pheasants, Partridges & Grouse is a welcome addition to the Helm Identification Guide series and, more importantly, a landmark volume in the literature of this attractive and vulnerable group of birds.
ThrushesArtist/Author: Clement, Peter and Ren Hathway.
A Helm Identification Guide. All species of Turdidae are described and illustrated in full colour including adults, immatures and most of the distinctive races. It is a comprehensive treatment of the world’s 162 species of true thrush and includes many of the most familiar garden species as well as some of the rarest, most elusive and least known of all birds.
Following the style of other Helm guides, Thrushes contains detailed information on identification and distribution, with a full description of each species, including reference to all recognised races, and emphasis being given to vocalisations, often of key importance in determining speciation. Other sections deal with habitat and range, movements (many species are long-distance migrants), and breeding behaviour. For the first time, all species in the family Turdidae are illustrated in full colour, with supplementary line drawings depicting particular aspects of shape or plumage. The 60 colour plates comprise approximately 540 images, covering all but one, long-extinct, species, illustrating adults, immatures, and most of the distinctive races. The plates are accompanied by colour maps showing the breeding and wintering range for each species.
A photographic guide to birds of the Philippines.Artist/Author: Fisher, Tim and Nigel Hicks.
A compact, easy-to-use guide with colour photographs illustration 214 species.
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.
Birder’s Mexico.Artist/Author: Wauer, Roland H.
A companion guide for anyone visiting Mexico with an interest in birding and the country’s spectacular natural environment. Originally published under the title Naturalist’s Mexico.