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Grouse of the WorldArtist/Author: Potapov, Roald and Richard Sale.
Grouse are a source of fascination for people, not least for their spectacular displays and ability to survive the Arctic winter. The first comprehensive guide to the grouse family, this book explores grouse evolution and looks at each of the 19 species. Each species is covered in detail with information on distribution, habitat, plumage, subspecies, breeding, diet and conservation. Lavishly illustrated by colour plates and photographs and drawing on extensive research this book is essential reading for all bird enthusiasts.
Grouse: the natural history of British and Irish species.Artist/Author: Watson, Adam and Robert Moss.
New Naturalist 107. Covers four of the most emblematic species of the upland regions of Britain and Ireland. Collectively they have the most fascinating life histories of any bird group, individually they have their own stories to tell: the Ptarmigan is a resident of high mountain areas, the Black grouse is famous for its extraordinary mating displays, the Capercaillie is one of Britain’s largest birds and the Red grouse, whilst no-longer one of the few British endemics, is one of the most heavily researched species. All four face similar problems, including habitat loss, predators, pests, disease and food shortage. This is compounded by issues of managed animal populations and controversy surrounding the commercial worth of grouse. This volume is written by two of the world’s leading grouse specialists, offers a fascinating insight into the natural history and biology of these birds, including aspects of their behaviour, the historical relevance of their names, the reasons behind population fluctuations and international conservation efforts. Also available in paperback [stock id 28668].
Curassows and related birds.Artist/Author: Delacour, Jean and Dean Amadon.
A new edition of the classic monograph published 30 years ago. It includes all the original drawings and plates as well as stunning new plates by A. E. Gilbert. Also included is a comprehensive update chapter by Josep del Hoyo and Anna Motis.
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.