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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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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...

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...

Owls

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

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...

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...

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...

Crows and Jays

Crows and Jays: A Guide to the Crows, Jays and...
Steve Madge
By Steve Madge (Author), Hilar...
Feb 2013 120 species of crows, jays and their allies exist in the world today. Many are exceedingly beauti...

Birds of Prey of the Indian Subcontinent

By Rishad Naoroji
Feb 2007 A complete guide to the raptors of the Indian subcontinent. Lavishly illustrated with 24 colour p...

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...

Australian High Country Raptors

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

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...

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...

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...