Author: Phil Chantler
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140813540X
Size: 68.59 MB
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Swifts from the Author: Phil Chantler. This work collates late-1990s research findings from the field of ornithology to provide a thoroughly modern overview of swift identification and distribution. This edition has revised artwork and maps, and much new textual material.

The Handbook Of Bird Identification

Author: Mark Beaman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140813523X
Size: 51.91 MB
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The Handbook Of Bird Identification from the Author: Mark Beaman. Birding is one of the most popular activities and pastimes in Europe and so it follows that it is essential to be able to identify the birds on view, be it in the back garden or for making more serious in-depth studies. This book aims to bring together as much information as possible in one volume, using extremely detailed, up-to-date guides and identification of every species known to have occurred in Europe and the West Palearctic, that is, the whole of Europe, North Africa as far south as the Central Sahara, the Middle East to the border of Iran, the Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, the islands off Mauritania and the Cape Verde islands, as defined by Cramp and Simons 1977. They have certainly been successful in doing so and have produced a wonderfully comprehensive guide covering nearly 900 species, showing a wide range of differing plumages. The colour plates are exquisite and have been painted by some of Europe's leading bird artists. The text is clear and can be followed by beginners but finer points of identification are included for the benefit of more serious bird watchers. Particularly helpful is the cross-referencing of the text and colour plates. There are more than 600 colour maps to identify where the birds are to be found, which are simple and easy to use with excellent descriptions of status and habitat.


Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452126658
Size: 40.92 MB
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Nests from the Author: . Sharon Beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, these birds' nests from around the world offer astonishing insight into the intricate detail wrought by nature's most fastidious architects. Lovely images of nests and eggs are set against rich black backgrounds, and are accompanied by fascinating and informative portraits—conveyed through words and illustrations—of the birds that built them. A beautiful volume, Nests is the perfect gift for birders, bird lovers, and anyone captivated by the fleeting and fascinating splendor of the natural world.

Birds Of Ethiopia And Eritrea

Author: John Ash
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408133083
Size: 14.38 MB
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Birds Of Ethiopia And Eritrea from the Author: John Ash. Ethiopia and Eritrea have a fascinating and unique avifauna. Poorly known in comparison to many parts of Africa, knowledge on bird distribution in the two countries is scattered throughout the literature. For more than 35 years, the authors have been painstakingly collecting bird records in the region and plotting them on half-degree maps, including published records, data from museum specimens, sightings from their own extensive travels and, more recently, records from the many birdwatchers that now visit Ethiopia. The resulting atlas provides, for the first time, an accurate assessment of the distribution of each of the 870 species known from the two countries, including valuable information on breeding. The succinct text summarises the results and discusses distribution to subspecies level. Extensive introductory chapters cover topics such as topography, geology, vegetation, climate, habitats, conservation, migration, breeding seasons, bird ringing, and the history of ornithology in the region. This groundbreaking book fills a large hole in the literature for one of the most diverse and least known areas of Africa.

A Field Guide To The Birds Of China

Author: John Ramsay MacKinnon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198549406
Size: 50.21 MB
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A Field Guide To The Birds Of China from the Author: John Ramsay MacKinnon. 'This book would get the thumbs up even if there ws an alternative available' Birdwatching

The Birds Of Africa Volume Viii

Author: Roger Safford
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408190494
Size: 21.99 MB
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The Birds Of Africa Volume Viii from the Author: Roger Safford. Universally recognised as by far the most authoritative work ever published on the subject, The Birds of Africa is a superb multi-contributor reference work, with encyclopaedic species texts, stunning paintings of all species and numerous subspecies, hundreds of informative line drawings, detailed range maps, and extensive bibliographies. This eighth and final volume covers the Malagasy region which comprises Madagascar and the various islands and archipelagos of the Indian Ocean including the Seychelles, the Comoros, Mauritius and RĂ©union. Every resident and migrant species is covered in full detail, comparable to other volumes in the series, and with a colour map for each species. Vagrants are treated in less detail. All species are illustrated on a beautiful series of 64 colour plates, with original artwork from John Gale and Brian Small.


Author: Rael Loon
Publisher: Struik
ISBN: 1770071512
Size: 64.93 MB
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Birds from the Author: Rael Loon. A book that goes beyond bird identification into bird behaviour and biology. Sasol Bird's - The Inside Story looks at flight, feathers and their function; bird senses; breeding; nest building; eggs (colouring, markings etc.); songs and sound; feeding; migration, and tracks - with an aim to uncover the fascinating facts about southern African birds. Brightly and boldly illustrated with colour photographs and illustrations, the book's lively design is bound to engage and fascinate all bird enthusiasts, both young and old.


Author: Barry Taylor
Size: 57.53 MB
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Swifts from the Author: Barry Taylor.