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Books that provide in-depth information on all species in a particular taxonomic group (e.g. a bird family or order) or functional group (e.g. seabirds or raptors).


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Albatross

Their World, Their Ways
By de Roy, Tui; Jones, Mark; F...
Sep 2008 The magic and misfortune of the world's greatest migrating bird. Albatross are best known for the...

Australian High Country Raptors

By Jerry Olsen
Jun 2014 Australian High Country Raptors covers raptor species that regularly breed in the high country a...

The Bee-eaters

By C. Hilary Fry
Oct 2010 Dr Hilary Fry's study of the bee-eaters covers all 24 species of this colourful Family, which ran...

Birds of Prey of the Indian Subcontinent

By Rishad Naoroji
Feb 2007 A complete guide to the raptors of the Indian subcontinent. Lavishly illustrated with 24 colour p...

The Book of Raptors

By Marcos Lacasa
Feb 2013 This work is the answer for all those bird fans who have longed to have a book that offers both a...

Chouette... un Hibou!

La Rapaces Nocturnes de Suisse
By Daniel Cherix, Albertine Ro...
Oct 2014 Les quatre auteurs ornitologues nous présentent un panorama riche et actuel de ce que l'on sait s...

Chouettes et Hiboux du Monde

Un Guide Photographique
By Heimo Mikkola
Sep 2014 La documentation photographique la plus complète consacrée aux rapaces nocturnes. Réunissant de s...

The Cockatoos

A Complete Guide to the 21 Species
By Edward John Mulawka
Jul 2014 This reference book on the cockatoo family provides a comprehensive physical description of the v...

Cotingas and Manakins

By Guy Kirwan and Graeme Green
Feb 2012 The New World tropics are home to the richest avifauna on the planet, with more than 4,000 specie...

Crows and Jays

Crows and Jays: A Guide to the Crows, Jays and...
Steve Madge
By Steve Madge (Author), Hilar...
Feb 2013 120 species of crows, jays and their allies exist in the world today. Many are exceedingly beauti...

Cuckoo

Cheating by Nature
By Nick Davies
Mar 2015 Beloved as the herald of spring, cuckoos have held a place in our affections for centuries. The o...

The Devil's Cormorant

A Natural History
By Richard J. King
Oct 2013 A journey through the history, biology, and culture of the misunderstood cormorant Behold the cor...

The Dippers

By Stephanie Tyler and Stephen...
Oct 2010 The Dipper is best known for its remarkable aquatic habits, diving underwater to search for prey...

Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America

revised and updated
By Guy Baldassarre
Sep 2014 Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America has been hailed as a classic since the first edition wa...

The Ecology and Conservation of Asian Hornbills

Farmers of the Forest
By Kinnaird, Margaret F.; O...
Jan 2007 Hornbills are among the world’s most distinct birds. Easily recognized by their oversized beaks a...