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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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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...

The Cockatoos

A Complete Guide to the 21 Species
By Edward John Mulawka
Jul 2014 This reference book on the cockatoo family provides a comprehensive physical description of the v...

Chouette... un Hibou!

La Rapaces Nocturnes de Suisse
By Daniel Cherix, Albertine Ro...
Oct 2014 Les quatre auteurs ornitologues nous présentent un panorama riche et actuel de ce que l'on sait s...

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...

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...

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...

Les Oiseaux à Berceaux

Histoire Naturelles et Photographies
By Michel Ottaviani
Dec 2014

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...

Australian High Country Raptors

By Jerry Olsen
Jun 2014 Australian High Country Raptors covers raptor species that regularly breed in the high country a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Bee-eaters

By C. Hilary Fry
Oct 2010 Dr Hilary Fry's study of the bee-eaters covers all 24 species of this colourful Family, which ran...