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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...

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...