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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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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...

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...


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...


By Janet Kear and Nicole Dupla...
Jan 2011 Reprint of the 1975 original book.An international gathering of scientists from a variety of disc...

Grouse of the World

By Richard Sale, Roald Popatov
Oct 2013 Grouse are a source of fascination for people, not least for their spectacular displays and abili...

Hornbills of the World

A Photographic Guide
By Pilai Poonswad, Alan Kemp,...
May 2013 Hornbills (order: Bucerotiformes) are a group of distinctive and charismatic birds found only in...

Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird, and Owlet-nightjars of the World

By Nigel Cleere
Jul 2010 This is the ultimate identification guide to the nightjars, potoos, frogmouths, Oilbird, and owle...


By Williams, Edgar
Apr 2013 In many senses the ostrich looms large – the tallest and heaviest of any living bird, a fully gro...


2nd Revised edition
By Chris Mead
Jul 2011 The original publication of Chris Mead's book soon took its place as the most accessible yet auth...

Reed and Bush Warblers

By Peter Kennerley; David Pearson
Sep 2010 This detailed and comprehensive identification guide follows in the mould of Sylvia Warblers and...


A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderh...
By Robert A Cheke, Clive F Mann
Dec 2001 The dazzling insect- and nectar-eating sunbirds in Asia and Africa are among the most glamorous o...


Their Evolution, Ecology and Conservation
By Michael O'Neal Campbell
Jul 2015 Provides a detailed study of the evolution of vulturesExamines the differences between Old World...

Woodpeckers of the World

The Complete Guide
By Gorman, Gerard
Jun 2014 Woodpeckers remain one of the most popular families of birds, and they are certainly one of the m...