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Ornithology - Monographs (inc. Poyser)

  • The Nuthatches
    The Nuthatches by Erik Matthysen

    Focuses on the Eurasian Nuthatch, with comparative information on the other west Palaearctic and world species.

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  • The Stone Curlew: Burhinus oedicnemus
    The Stone Curlew: Burhinus oedicnemus by Richard Vaughan, Nancy Vaughan Jennings

    This is the first monograph about the stone curlew, a distinctive species found in varying concentrations throughout Europe as well as parts of Asia and North Africa. Detailed and comprehensive information on habitat, feeding, breeding and migration patterns. Colour and b/w photographs, sonograms, maps. 355pp 2005

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  • The Skylark (Poyser Monograph)
    The Skylark (Poyser Monograph) by Paul F Donald

    The Skylark is one of Britain's most popular and inspirational birds, and in recent years it has also been one of the most newsworthy. The population has plummeted as a consequence of changes in farming practice. This book looks at all aspects of the life of the Skylark, from its biology, migratory patterns, breeding behaviour and habitat requirements to its role in legend and folklore. It also discusses the recent rapid decline that has led to the species being placed on the top priority list of Birds of Conservation Concern.

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  • Naturalised Birds of the World
    Naturalised Birds of the World by Christopher Lever

    Looks at the world's naturalised (sucessfully intoduced) species of bird. Many species have been introduced to countries outside their natural range by people, either deliberately or accidentally, with varied consequences for both the species themselves and the native fauna of their new home. Discusses each species in turn, describing how, why, when and where its introduction took place, how it became established and the ecological and economic impacts its presence has had.

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  • Owls of Europe
    Owls of Europe by Heimo Mikkola

    In this major work Dr Mikkola reviews the 13 owls breeding in Europe and an additional four species in lands adjoining the Mediterranean in North Africa and the Middle East.

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  • Seabirds, a Natural History (Poyser Monograph)
    Seabirds, a Natural History (Poyser… by Anthony J Gaston

    This title takes an in depth look at the lives of the world's true seabirds who spend much of their lives foraging at sea. The variety of ways in which they are adapted to exploit the marine environment, in balance with the need to breed on land, is astoundingly diverse. The various problems of being a bird that forages at sea, and the array of solutions provided by evolution, are the theme of this title.

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  • Waders of Europe, Asia and North America (Helm Field Guide)
    Waders of Europe, Asia and North… by Stephen Message, Don Taylor

    Complete identification reference to all of the sandpipers, plovers, stints and other waders. Shows every bird at rest and in flight, in every plumage variant likely to be encountered in the region. Species have been grouped, especially on the flight plates, so that similar species are shown close to each other. Facing text summarises key identification pointers to complete a quick reference.

    Paperback £29.99 Buy Now
  • Cuckoos of the World (Helm Identification Guide)
    Cuckoos of the World (Helm… by Johannes Erritzoe et al.

    Looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and ani - the family Cuculidae. Famed as brood-parasites of other birds, the cuckoos include a diverse range of species, from the roadrunners of North America to the spectacular malkohas of southern Asia. Discusses the biology and identification on a species-by-species basis, bringing together the very latest research.

    Hardback £60.00 Buy Now
  • Birds New to Britain 1980-2004
    Birds New to Britain 1980-2004 by Adrian Pitches, Tim Cleeves

    Since 1980 a total of 75 bird species have been found for the first time in Britain. Each individual, although hopelessly lost and quite possibly doomed, has brought birding celebrity to its finder, and a swarm of admirers to view the bird itself. The accounts are reproduced from their original sources. These are complemented with new commentaries about the birds and a series of annual reviews from invited contributors.

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  • The Goshawk
    The Goshawk by Robert Kenward

    A large and spectacular bird of prey, the Goshawk lives in boreal forests throughout the Northern hemisphere. Chapters on nomenclature, races and morphs, biometrics, nesting, incubation and chick rearing, migration, feeding ecology, population dynamics and conservation.

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  • Shorebirds: An Identification Guide to Waders of the World
    Shorebirds: An Identification Guide to… by P Hayman et al.

    British Birds Best Bird Book of the Year 1986. Over 214 species described in detail with information on identification, voice, habits, races and much more.

    Hardback £40.00 Buy Now
  • Wildfowl of Europe, Asia & North America
    Wildfowl of Europe, Asia & North America by Sebastien Reeber

    Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America is a comprehensive reference summarising current knowledge on the identification of the different species and subspecies of ducks, geese and swans in Europe, Asia and North America – in essence the Holarctic zoogeographical region. The detailed species accounts cover taxonomy,specific and subspecific identification features, determination of age and sex, geographic variation, measurements, voice, moult and hybridisation. In addition, the current status of each species is treated with up-to-date information on distribution, population size, habitat and life-cycle. The text is complemented by 650 colour photos, almost all taken in the wild, and 72 colour plates painted by the author and featuring over 920 individual artworks. Together, these represent most of the plumages of each of the 84 species treated in Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America, as well as more than 100 hybrids that are observed more or less regularly in the wild. The photos are provided with captions that focus on the most important features, and the plates are accompanied by succinct caption text and distribution maps. This new identification guide provides an unrivalled level of detail and a wealth of information and illustrations. It will be an essential reference for anyone interested in the ducks, geese and swans of Eurasia and North America.

    Hardback £35.00 Buy Now

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