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.   Species accounts cover taxonomy, distribution (including subspecies), habitat, feeding, breeding, movements, status and conservation.

This volume in the incredible work covers 30 families (including cranes, bustards, rails, gulls, terns and waders), and is one of the larger ones of the whole series. The authors include 35 experts from eleven countries. This volume has a foreword on art and nature.


Family Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)   B.T. Thomas

Family Mesithornithidae (Mesites)   M.I. Evans, A.F.A. Hawkins & J.W. Duckworth
Family Turnicidae (Buttonquails)   S.J.S. Debus
Family Gruidae (Cranes)   G.W. Archibald & C.D. Meine
Family Aramidae (Limpkin)   D.C. Bryan
Family Psophiidae (Trumpeters)   P.T. Sherman
Family Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules and Coots)   P.B. Taylor
Family Heliornithidae (Finfoots)   B.C.R. Bertram
Family Rhynochetidae (Kagu)   G.R. Hunt
Family Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)   B.T. Thomas
Family Cariamidae (Seriemas)   L.P. Gonzaga
Family Otididae (Bustards)   N.J. Collar

Family Jacanidae (Jacanas)   D.A. Jenni
Family Rostratulidae (Painted Snipes)   G.M. Kirwan
Family Dromadidae (Crab Plover)   M.R.W. Rands
Family Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)   P.A.R. Hockey
Family Ibidorhynchidae (Ibisbill)   A.J. Knystautas
Family Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)   R.J. Pierce
Family Burhinidae (Thick-knees)   R.A. Hume
Family Glareolidae (Coursers and Pratincoles)   G.L. Maclean
Family Charadriidae (Plovers)   T. Piersma & P. Wiersma
Family Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes and Phalaropes)   T. Piersma, J. van Gils & P. Wiersma
Family Pedionomidae (Plains-wanderer)   D.J. Baker-Gabb
Family Thinocoridae (Seedsnipes)   J. Fjeldså
Family Chionidae (Sheathbills)   A.E. Burger
Family Stercorariidae (Skuas)   R.W. Furness
Family Laridae (Gulls)   J. Burger & M. Gochfeld
Family Sternidae (Terns)   M. Gochfeld & J. Burger
Family Rhynchopidae (Skimmers)   R.L. Zusi
Family Alcidae (Auks)   D.N. Nettleship

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Lynx Edicions, 1996.   821 pages, hardcover, dustwrapper, 60 plates with colour illustrations; 384 colour photos, 577 colour distribution maps

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Weight 4470 g