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This, 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 Details

ISBN: 9780121373061
ISBN-10: 0121373061
Format: Hardback
(306mm x 234mm x 63mm)
Pages: 600
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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