The Birds of Africa
Parrots to Woodpeckers Volume III
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Birds of Africa by C. Hilary Fry
Book DescriptionThis is 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) will be covered in four forthcoming volumes, already in preparation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780121373030
(310mm x 234mm x 57mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author C. Hilary Fry
Birds of Africa, Hardback (July 2002)
This, the 6th volume in a set of seven, follows the standard taxonomic sequence and deals with songbirds from the babblers to the starlings. Overviews of the families are followed by genus summaries and the species accounts themselves are organised under standard headings.
Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Rollers, Hardback (June 1992)» View all books by C. Hilary Fry
A review of the world's 123 species of kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. The colour plates show every species, all main subspecies, and most sex and age variations. The text and plates emphasize behaviour, field characters and identification.
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