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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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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...

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...

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...


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...

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...

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...


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...

Parrots of the World

By Forshaw, Joseph M.
Oct 2010 This new field guide from the world's foremost authority on parrots comprises beautiful colour pl...

Robins and Chats

By Peter Clement, Chris Rose
Oct 2015 This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at th...

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...