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Shrikes : a guide to the shrikes of the world

Author: Norbert Lefranc; Tim Worfolk
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Shrikes are a charismatic group of small- to medium-sized birds with striking raptor-hooked bills and a face mask that gives them the look of small, fierce highwaymen. Their Latin name, Lanius, means butcher, and shrikes are commonly known as butcher-birds for their habit of impaling prey on the thorns of bushes. This book is the first complete guide to the thirty-one species in three genera of the family Laniidae.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Lefranc; Tim Worfolk
ISBN: 0300073364 9780300073362
OCLC Number: 37859463
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Norbert Lefranc ; illustrated by Tim Worfolk.

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"Shrikes are a charismatic group of small- to medium-sized birds with striking raptor-hooked bills and a face mask that gives them the look of small, fierce highwaymen. Their Latin name, Lanius, means butcher, and shrikes are commonly known as butcher-birds for their habit of impaling prey on the thorns of bushes. This book is the first complete guide to the thirty-one species in three genera of the family Laniidae. Along with superb illustrations and range maps to facilitate successful field identification of all the shrike species, this useful book contains the most recent information on the entire shrike family."--BOOK JACKET.

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