Nelson, Bryan J.

Print on demand title.   Another volume in the Bird families of the world series. This book addresses the breeding biology of the six pelecaniform families including pelicans, cormorants, shags, darters, gannets, boobies and their more distant relatives, the frigate birds and tropic birds. The book is divided into three sections starting with chapters on evolutionary relationships, comparative behaviour, ecology, and the birds’ relationship with humans.  In the second section, each of the six families is discussed, elucidating the range of taxonomy, behaviour, and ecology within each. Finally, each of the 60 plus species is described.

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Oxford University Press, February 2006.  661 pages, Small quarto, hardcover, dustwrapper, 12 colour plates, black and white photographs, maps.

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Weight 1970 g