Cuckoos of the World
Helm Identification Guides
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|Format:||Hardback, 544 pages|
|Other Information: ||36 plates, 150 maps, 600 photos (all colour) plus line drawings|
Winner - Birdwatch Book of the Year 2012 This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and coucals - 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. This book discusses the biology and identification of these birds on a species-by-species basis, bringing together the very latest research with accurate range maps, more than 600 stunning colour photographs that illuminate age and racial plumage differences, and 36 superb plates by a team of internationally renowned artists.
About the Author
Lead author Johannes Erritzoe is a Danish author and naturalist whose previous books include Pittas of the World. Clive Mann is an ornithologist from London, UK. An expert on the birds of southeast Asia, his previous titles include Birds of Borneo and, with Bob Cheke, the Helm Identification Guide Sunbirds of the World. Frederik Brammer is a neotropical bird specialist from Sao Paolo, Brazil, while Richard Fuller is an ornithologist from the University of Durham, UK who is currently resident in Australia.
This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and anis - it is ultimate reference to the cuckoos of the world.
If you are into birds generally and cuckoos specifically, it is a 'must have' title. The book contains not only detailed textual information on each and every species but is also profusely illustrated with plates by a team of internationally acclaimed artists and more than 600 superb photographs... Cuckoos of the World is an invaluable contribution to ornithological literature thetraveleditor.com A fascinating group of birds... a worthwhile purchase Birding World Cuckoos of the World impresses heavily in every department. Birdwatch BIRD BOOK OF THE YEAR Birdwatch
|Publisher: ||Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 17.0 x 3.0 centimeters (1.47 kg)|