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The Encyclopedia of birds

Author: Christopher M Perrins; Alex L A Middleton
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Text and 700 full-color illustrations detail the 180 families of living birds of the world.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Perrins; Alex L A Middleton
ISBN: 0816011508 9780816011506
OCLC Number: 11573585
Notes: "A Equinox book"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxi, 445 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: I. Ostriches and their relatives, the ratites --
Tinamous --
Penguins --
Loons or divers --
Grebes --
Albatrosses and petrels --
Pelicans and gannets --
Herons and bitterns --
Storks and spoonbills --
Flamingos --
Swans, geese, ducks, the waterfowl --
Birds of prey --
Game birds --
Cranes and rails --
Bustards --
Button quails and other relatives --
II. Plovers and sandpipers --
Jacanas and other waders --
Gulls, terns, skuas --
Auks --
Sandgrouse --
Pigeons --
Parrots, lories and cockatoos --
Cuckoos, turacos and hoatzin --
Owls --
Nightjars and frogmouths --
Swifts --
Hummingbirds --
Trogons and mousebirds --
Kingfishers --
Motmots and todies --
Bee-eaters --
Rollers and hoopoes --
Hornbills --
Toucans, honeyguides and barbets --
Jacamars and puffbirds --
Woodpeckers --
III. The Passerines. Broadbills --
Lyrebirds and scrub-birds --
Ovenbirds and their allies --
Tyrant flycatchers and pittas --
Manakins and cotingas --
Gnateaters and other noisemakers swallows --
Larks, wagtails and pipits --
Bulbuls --
Shrikes and waxwings --
Dippers and wrens --
Mockingbirds --
Accentors --
Thrushes and their allies --
Tits --
Nuthatches --
Treecreepers --
White-eyes and allies --
Honeyeaters and Australian chats --
Buntings and tanagers --
Wood warblers --
Vireos --
American blackbirds --
Finches --
Waxbills and weavers --
Starlings, orioles and drongos --
New Zealand wattlebirds and Australian magpies --
Bowerbirds and birds of paradise --
Crows.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher M. Perrins and Alex L.A. Middleton.

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