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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...

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...

Falcons of North America

By Kate Davis
Nov 2008 Fast, fierce, bold, and beautiful—a falcon in flight is one of the most thrilling sights in natur...

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...

Hummingbirds

A comprehensive natural history of nature's...
By Ronald I. Orenstein
Sep 2014 A comprehensive natural history of nature's smallest bird species.The tiny hummingbird has long b...

New World Blackbirds

The Icterids
By Jaramillo,Alavaro; Burke, P...
Feb 1999 New World Blackbirds is a comprehensive guide to the 103 members of the family Icteridae, also k...

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...

Owls

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...

The Secret Lives of Puffins

An intimate photographic and pen portrait of on...
By Mark Sisson (Photographer),...
Sep 2013 Puffins are among the most instantly recognisable, iconic and well loved of birds. For many they...

Thrushes

By Clement, Peter; Hathway, Ren
Nov 2000 This book is devoted to the 162 species of thrush, one of the most widespread and well-known fami...

Vultures

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...