The Birds of Africa, Volume IV: Broadbills to Chats: From Broadbills to Chats v. 4

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9780121373047: The Birds of Africa, Volume IV: Broadbills to Chats: From Broadbills to Chats v. 4

This definitive and authoritative volume covers the first 312 of the 1,200 or so passerine species which occur in continental Africa and the outlying islands. As in the first three volumes, each breeding species receives full coverage with sections on range and status, description, voice, general habits, food, and breeding biology. Non-breeding visitors are treated more briefly. The text concentrates on the bird's status and biology while in Africa. Range maps are given for each bird and super species maps are shown where appropriate. Large color plates, illustrated by Martin Woodcock, show the birds and adopt a more formal, field-guide style to emphasize the identification points of the more difficult groups. Ian Willis' line drawings elaborate on displays and patterns of behavior described in the text. The beauty and scholarship of this now standard reference on African birds must ensure it a place on every ornithologist's bookshelf.

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This volume covers the first 312 of the 1200 or so passerine species which occur in continental Africa and the outlying islands. Each breeding species receives full coverage, with sections on range and status, description, voice, general habits, food and breeding biology. Non-breeding visitors are treated more briefly with a text concentrating on the birds' status and biology while in Africa. Range maps are given for each bird and superspecies maps are shown where appropriate.

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"When one thinks of the sheer enormity of this project, the beauty and accuracy of the result can earn unusually high marks. In every way the work complements the diverse and fascinating panorama of African birds." --Larry Schwab, Wilson Bulletin

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