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


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The Manx Shearwater

By Michael Brooke
Oct 2010 Based on the author's 17 years of research on shearwaters at Atlantic colonies, the book covers i...

Martinet Noir

Entre Ciel et Pierre
By Bernard Genton, Marcel S.....
Jan 2014 Parce qu'il passe sa vie en l'air, le Martinet noir a des caractéristiques spécifiques tout à fai...

The Merlin

By Richard Sale
Mar 2015 The Merlin is a fascinating small falcon, standing outside the usual grouping of the 'True Falcon...

On Bobwhites

By Fred S. Guthery
Jan 2006 Bobwhite quail are one of America’s favorite game birds. Healthy coveys of bobwhites indicate hea...

The Peregrine Falcon

By Derek A. Ratcliffe
May 1980 The first edition of The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognised as a classic of its kind, documen...

Peregrine Falcons of the World

By White, Clayton M.; Cade, To...
Nov 2013 Perhaps beginning near the end of the Pleistocene, Peregrines began to acquire a vast cosmopolita...

The Pied Flycatcher

By Arne Lundberg and Rauno V A...
Oct 2010 The Pied Flycatcher is one of Europe's best-studied species. The first detailed work on it was be...

Pine Crossbills

By Desmond Nethersole-Thompson
Jan 1975 "From mid-January to mid-April 1935 I was off on my dilapidated bicycle, but how different Speysi...

The Pinyon Jay

Behavioral Ecology of a Colonial and Cooperativ...
By J Marzluff and R Balda
Oct 2010 A flock of Pinyon Jays arrive in a flash of blue, and leave again just as suddenly. This once mys...

The Puffin

2nd Edition
By Mike P Harris and Sarah Wan...
Nov 2011 With its colourful beak and fast, whirring flight, the Atlantic Puffin is the most recognisable a...

The Raven

A Natural History in Britain and Ireland
By Derek Ratcliffe
Feb 2011 From the author of "The Peregrine Falcon ", this monograph presents a thorough summary of our kn...

The Real Roadrunner

By Martha Anne Maxon
Sep 2005 The roadrunner, an icon of the Southwest and one of the most beloved birds of the United States,...

Ruddy Ducks and Other Stifftails

Their Behavior and Biology
By Paul A. Johnsgard, Montserr...
Paul A. Johnsgard's first glimpse of a North American ruddy duck a chestnut-brown bird with a blu...

The Ruff

Individuality in a Gregarious Wading Bird
By Johan G. Van Rhijn (Author)...
Apr 1991 The Ruff is a fascinating species whose elaborate breeding behaviour has captivated ornithologist...

The Skuas

By Robert W Furness
Oct 2010 Many birdwatchers may never have seen a skua; those who have will most probably have vivid memori...