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Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America (Helm Identification Guide)Artist/Author: Reeber, Sebastien.
The Wildfowl title in the Helm Identification Guide series was first published in 1988, and was the third in the series. Astonishingly, there has never been a serious competitor or update, and the book is now badly out of date. This new book aims to fill this gap. For convenience, this book restricts its coverage to the Holarctic (Europe, Asia and North America), and focuses on identification issues. It is fully illustrated with both plates and photographs, and includes an up-to-date range map for every species.
State of the world’s waterbirds.Artist/Author: Delany, Simon, Szabolcs Nagy and Nick Davidson, editors.
This booklet summarises what is known about the status of waterbird populations in different parts of the world, shows how numbers and population trends compare from region to region, and how they changed between the 1970s and the 2000s. The principal threats to waterbirds and their habitats around the world are summarised and illustrated with examples.
Although populations in Europe and North America increased over the period, globally 45% of waterbird populations are still in decline. In Asia this rises to 67%.
Waterbirds of Australia.Artist/Author: Hadden, Don
Waterbirds of Australia showcases over 85 birds that frequent the wetlands, the shores and the coastal waters around the country.
Australia supports a fascinating variety of waterbirds, from the Jabiru (more properly known as the Black-necked Stork) to two native hens. Amongst the shorebirds are about 30 migratory waders. There are ibis and spoonbills, extremely secretive and discreetly plumaged crakes and rails, and 23 species of the Ardeidae family of herons, egrets, bitterns and night-herons. All have been captured in their natural environment by nature photographer Don Hadden, following on from his Birds of Australia and Birds of the Outback.
Cranes: a natural history of a bird in crisis.Artist/Author: Hughes, Janice M.
Crane enthusiasts will love this beautifully illustrated book. Cranes are found on all continents except South America and Antarctica. They are typically associated with open wetland and grassland habitats, where their bright plumage, graceful proportions and convivial nature are displayed in elaborate dancing and duet calling. Those species that breed in the northern regions of North America and Eurasia undertake long migrations each spring and fall. Cranes choose life-long mates and are devoted parents that raise their young with both tenderness and determination. This book traces the history of these fascinating birds from their early origins in the Mesozoic Era to the present day. The book covers anatomy, feeding habits, mating rituals, habitats, caring for chicks, migration and seasonal movements. A special section is devoted to cranes in myth and folklore. Species profiles are included, along with range maps and conservation status of: Black-crowned crane, Red-crowned crane, Black-necked crane, Sandhill crane, Blue crane, Sarus crane, Brolga, Siberian crane, Demoiselle crane, Wattled crane, Eurasian crane, White-naped crane, Grey-crowned crane, Whooping crane, and Hooded crane. Emphasis is given to the Whooping crane as a case study of the environmental and human pressures that threaten the existence of all family members. Through the tireless efforts of many dedicated researchers and volunteers, this species is slowly being brought back from the edge of extinction. Operation Migration, the project to establish a migratory population of Whooping cranes in the eastern United States, is profiled in a special chapter.
Duck.Artist/Author: de Rijke, Victoria.
Reaktion Animal Series. From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the familiar mallard, duck species are richly diverse, and de Rijke offers a comprehensive overview of their evolutionary history as well as a cultural history. Other titles in this animal series are available.
Swan.Artist/Author: Young, Peter.
Reaktion Animal Series. This book relates the natural history of the swan including details of extinct species and the differences between the 8 extant species. It also explores the cultural history of the swan. Other titles in this animal series are available.
The GrebesArtist/Author: Fjeldså, Jon.
Those who are unfamiliar with grebes tend to think of them as odd ducks, but their strange behaviours reveal them to be fascinating and intriguing birds. Grebes are unusual and unique in many ways: their habit of feather-eating; their method of sunbathing; their special method of underwater propulsion; the unusual structure of their feet; their courtship behaviour; and their floating nests. As the birds are dependent upon shallow wetlands, they are strongly affected and threatened by our use of their habitats, leading to dwindling populations and even extinction of some species.
In this addition to the Bird Families of the World series Jon Fjeldså, a renowned expert on the grebes, provides an overview of the results of all the research that has been done on grebes. Part I contains a brief presentation of the grebe family, constraints of diving, the relationships between grebes and divers, and the morphology of grebes. Part II covers their biogeography, ecological distribution, feeding ecology, behaviour and communication, breeding biology, environmental threats, and conservation. Part III follows with 22 species accounts, including distribution maps. The plates section contains sixteen stunning paintings showing all the grebe species, by Jon Fjeldså.
The Grebes, like its companion volumes in the series, will be an indispensable work of reference for ornithologists, whether professional or amateur.
The Whooper Swan.Artist/Author: Brazil, Mark.
An in-depth look at the Whooper Swan, investigating its biology, migratory habits, courtship and breeding behaviour and its role in the folklore and legend of the many countries where it occurs.
Grebes of the world.Artist/Author: Ogilvie, Malcolm and Chris Rose.
Grebes are one of the oldest and most fascinating of bird species. This book features superb full colour paintings of each of the 22 species. It also contains a wealth of information on taxonomy, distribution, size, plumage, behaviour, diet and conservation.
The herons.Artist/Author: Kushlan, James A. and James A. Hancock.
Print on demand title. A new volume in the Bird families of the world series. This book is an up to date monograph on the heron family. Both authors are renowned experts in their field and have produced a definitive synthesis of the biology of herons.
Grebes of our world: visiting all species on 5 continents.Artist/Author: Konter, Andre.
Andre Konter is an ornitholoigist who has travelled to 5 continents to observe and photograph all grebe species. This book outlines his observations made during his travels. Also included are line drawings of all species as well as photographs of the 19 of 222 species that still exist.
The Mute Swan.Artist/Author: Birkhead, Mike and Christopher Perrins.Add to cart