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Nightjars of the world : potoos, frogmouths, oilbird and owlet-nightjars

Author: Nigel Cleere
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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A guide to the nightjars, potoos, frogmouths, Oilbird, and owlet-nightjars of the world. It covers the 135 known species of these elusive and cryptically plumaged birds. It features species accounts  Read more...

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Cleere, Nigel.
Nightjars of the world.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)753478206
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Cleere
ISBN: 9780691148571 0691148570
OCLC Number: 587249149
Notes: Originally published : Old Basing, Hampshire, UK : WILDGuides, 2010.
Description: 464 pages : color illustrations color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Distribution of the Caprimulgiformes --
Plumage and structure --
General biology. --
Communication --
Camouflage and defence --
Food and feeding --
Breeding --
Taxonomy of the Caprimulgiformes. --
Family Caprimulgidae (nightjars, nighthawks, whip-poor-wills, poorwills and Pauraque) --
Family Podargidae (frogmouths) --
Family Nyctibidae (potoos) --
Family Steatornithidae (Oilbird) --
Family Aegothelidae (owlet-nightjars) --
Introduction to the Species Accounts.
Other Titles: Potoos, frogmouths, oilbird and owlet-nightjars
Responsibility: Nigel Cleere ; [Robert Still (digital artwork and maps) ; edited by Andy Swash and Brian Clews (WILDGuides)].
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"Features more than 580 superb color photographs depicting every species and many subspecies, including numerous images never before published... A must have for those with any interest in nightjars! Read more...

 
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