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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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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...

Flamingos

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

Flocks of Colour

By Olsen, Penny
Oct 2013 What name could be a more apt description of Australia than 'The Land of Parrots', a name inspire...

Grassfinches In Australia

By Forshaw, Joseph M. and Mark...
Dec 2012 It is not surprising that Australian grassfinches are highly popular with ornithologists and avic...

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...

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...

Kiwi

The People's Bird
By Neville Peat
Aug 2011 Only current book on New Zealand's national birdUp-to-date research and conservation storiesWritt...

Les Oiseaux à Berceaux

Histoire Naturelles et Photographies
By Michel Ottaviani
Dec 2014

Life of the Flycatcher

By Alexander F. Skutch (Author...
May 1999 The American flycatchers, also known as the tyrant flycatchers, are the largest New World family...

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...

Ostrich

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

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...

Owls

By Toms, Mike
Jan 2014 Owls have always featured prominently in the mythology and folklore of a variety of cultures. The...