By far the most authoritative and comprehensive work ever published on the birds of Africa. The Editors and artists have worked closely with the 16 authors of this volume--all internationally acknowledged experts on their bird families--to produce encyclopaedic accounts of each species.
This volume completes the non-passerines, dealing with all species occurring on the continent--residents and visitors alike--in the following families: parrots, turacos, cuckoos, owls, nightjars, swifts, colies, kingfishers and their allies, and woodpeckers and their allies. All are illustrated, and all known biological information is included. The passerines (songbirds) are covered in the later four volumes.
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"This is the latest volume of the splendid series, and more than keeps up with the excellent standard of the previous two volumes. . . . [It is] another masterpiece. Altogether editors, authors, artists and publishers must be warmly congratulated on producing a real ornithologist's feast. I suggest we all tuck in." --Michael Rands, Ornithological Society of the Middle East Bulletin
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Book Description Academic Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0121373037
Book Description Academic Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0121373037
Book Description Academic Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New. Folio. xvi, 611 p. : ill. ; 32 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1112150013
Book Description Academic Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110121373037
Book Description Academic Press, 1988. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction. Order Psittaciformes: C.W. Benson, F.M. Benson, S.N. Stuart, and C.H. Fry, Psittacidae: Parrots, Parakeets, and Lovebirds. Order Musophagiformes: A. Brosset and C.H. Fry, Musophagidae: Turacos, Go-Away Birds and Plantaineaters. Order Cuculiformes: M.P.S. Irwin, Cuculidae: Cuckoos, Malkohas, and Coucals. Order Strigiformes: A.C. Kemp, Tytonidae: Barn Owls and Bay Owls. R.T. Wilson, M.P. Wilson, and C.H. Fry, Strigidae: Typical Owls. Order Caprimulgiformes: C.H. Fry and R.M. Harwin, Caprimulgidae: Nightjars. Order Apodiformes: C.H. Fry, Apodidae: Spinetails and Swifts. Order Coliiformes: J.P. Decoux, Coliidae: Mousebirds or Colies. Order Coraciiformes: G.R. Cunningham-van Someren and C.H. Fry, Trogonidae: Trogons. C.H. Fry, Alcedinidae: Kingfishers. C.H. Fry, Meropidae: Bee-Eaters. C.H. Fry, Coraciidae: Rollers. D. Ligon and N.C. Davidson, Phoeniculidae: Wood Hoopoes. C.H. Fry, Upupidae: Hoopoe. A.C. Kemp, Bucerotidae: Hornbills. Order Piciformes: L.L Short and J.F.M. Horne, Capitonidae: Barbets and Tinkerbirds. L.L. Short and J.F.M. Horne, Indicatoridae: Honeyguides. L.L. Short, Picidae: Woodpeckers, Piculots and Wrynecks. References. Discography. Indexes. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0121373037