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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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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...

Partridges

By Potts, G. R.
Jan 2014 Globally, there are at least 45 species of game bird that have the word partridge in their name,...

Penguins

Natural History and Conservation
By Pablo Garcia Borboroglu (Ed...
Apr 2013 Penguins, among the most delightful creatures in the world, are also among the most vulnerable. T...

Penguins

By Lloyd Spencer Davis & M...
Feb 2004 Penguins are the world's most easily recognized--and perhaps most appealing--group of birds. Flig...

Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America

By Stephen Shunk
May 2016 A complete guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s twenty-thre...

Pheasants, Partridges and Grouse

Including Buttonquails, Sandgrouse and Allies
By Phil McGowan, Steve Madge
Feb 2002

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...

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...

RSPB Seabirds

By Marianne Taylor
Sep 2014 Seabirds are the living links between land, air and sea. They enjoy a freedom that even humans, w...

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...

Sunbirds

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...

Swiftlets of Borneo

Builders of Edible Nests
Second edition
By Lim Chan Koon, Earl of Cran...
Jul 2014 Since the close of the 16th century AD, the edible nests of swiftlets have aroused the perplexed...

Terns

By David Cabot and Ian Nisbet
Jun 2013 This book in the respected New Naturalist series is the first book on the natural history of tern...

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...

Trogons and Quetzals of the World

By Paul A. Johnsgard
Jun 2000 Of all birdgroups, none is more closely associated with the world's tropical forests than trogons...