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The cuckoos

Author: Robert B Payne; Michael D Sorenson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Bird families of the world, 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the cuckoos, this title presents an evolutionary history of the family based on molecular genetics, and uses the family tree to explore the origins and diversity of their behaviour. It is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Payne, Robert B.
Cuckoos.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005299570
(OCoLC)56652556
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Payne; Michael D Sorenson
ISBN: 1429421649 9781429421645
OCLC Number: 77179370
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 618 pages, [40] pages of plates) : color illustrations.
Contents: pt. 1. General chapters --
pt. 2. Species accounts.
Series Title: Bird families of the world, 15.
Responsibility: Robert B. Payne ; with a molecular genetic analysis of cuckoo phylogeny by Michael D. Sorenson and Robert B. Payne ; color plates by Karen Klitz ; black and white illustrations by John Megahan.

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