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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Owls

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

Wildfowl

By David Cabot
Jan 2014 New Naturalist Wildfowl provides a much-anticipated overview of the fascinating birds that have b...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...