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Books about a single bird species or closely related group of species.


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The Greater Flamingo

By Alan Johnson and Frank Cezilly
Jan 2008 With their curious feeding behaviour, peculiar elongated body, gregarious social lives and exotic...

Grey Geese

The Genus Anser
By Eileen Rees
Mar 2015 This Poyser monograph looks closely at the geese of the genus Anser – the so-called grey geese,...

The Gyrfalcon

By Eugene Potapov & Richar...
Jul 2005 This book is the first monograph on one of the most beautiful and admired birds in the world. The...

The Hen Harrier

By Donald Watson
Oct 2010 Artist, ornithologist and author, Donald Watson has made an especial study of the Hen Harrier Cir...

The History and Range Expansion of Peregrine Falcons in the Thule Area, Northwest Greenland

By Kurt K. Burnham; William A....
Apr 2013 This book covers the discovery and history of the northernmost breeding population of peregrine f...

In the Dark of the Night

A Journey in the Secret Life of the Eagle Owl
By Vincenzo Penteriani, Maria...
Feb 2014 Vincenzo Penteriani and María del Mar Delgado are both researchers working in animal ecology and...

'Io Lani

The Hawaiian Hawk
By Chillingworth, William S.;...
Apr 2014 A symbol of Hawaiian royalty—indomitable, swift, strong, and fierce—‘io, the Hawaiian hawk, Buteo...

Kakapo Rescue

Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
By Sy Montgomery
May 2010 On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo pa...

The Kestrel

By Andrew Village
Dec 2010 Surprisingly, for one of Europe's commoner birds of prey, relatively little is known about some a...

The Kittiwake

By John C Coulson
Sep 2011 Returning to its breeding sites in the spring after a winter spent far out at sea, the Kittiwake...

The Lanner Falcon

By Giovanni Leonardi
Jul 2015 This book provides a worldwide review of the ecology, behavior, morphology and breeding biology o...

The Lapwing

By Michael Shrubb
May 2007 With its striking green-black and white plumage and distinctive pee-wit call, the Lapwing is one...

The Life of Buzzards

By Peter Dare
Sep 2015 The fascinating lives of Buzzards are revealed from extensive studies over many yearsA long overd...

The Magpies

The Ecology and Behaviour of Black-billed and Y...
By Tim R Birkhead
Oct 2010 This monograph deals with the Black-billed Magpie, which occurs throughout much of the Northern H...

The Mandarin Duck

By Christopher Lever
Feb 2013 The Mandarin Duck is a small and (in the case of the males) spectacularly colourful species of wa...