The Birds of Africa
Picathartes to Oxpeckers Volume VI
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Birds of Africa by C. Hilary Fry
Book DescriptionThis, the 6th volume in a set of seven, follows the standard taxonomic sequence and deals with songbirds from the babblers to the starlings. A new introduction brings the reader up to date with recent developments in the series and includes an essay on aspects of biogeography illustrated through African birds. Overviews of the families are followed by genus summaries (with associated superspecies maps, where appropriate) and the species accounts themselves, organised under standard headings: range and status, description, field characters, voice, general habits, food, breeding habits, and key references. Each species has a distribution map and many are illustrated with line drawings showing nests and behaviour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780121373061
(306mm x 234mm x 63mm)
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)
Covers various birds found in Africa, from gamebirds to pigeons. Resident birds are treated in detail, with sections on their range and status, description, field characters, voice, general behaviour, food and breeding biology. Visitors are also given coverage, with emphasis on their status and behaviour within Africa.
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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