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Author: Johannes Erritzøe; Clive F Mann; Frederik Brammer
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2012.
Series: Helm identification guides.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Erritzøe, Johannes.
Cuckoos of the World.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Erritzøe; Clive F Mann; Frederik Brammer
ISBN: 9781408142677 1408142678
OCLC Number: 782879857
Notes: Black-bellied Malkoha: Rhopodytes diardi.
Description: 1 online resource (545 pages).
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; LAYOUT OF THE BOOK; GLOSSARY; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; K; M; N; P; R; S; T; V; Y; ABBREVIATIONS; PLATES; SPECIES ACCOUNTS; Genus: Guira; Guira Cuckoo: Guira guira; Genus: Crotophaga; Greater Ani: Crotophaga major; Smooth-billed Ani: Crotophaga ani; Groove-billed Ani: Crotophaga sulcirostris; Genus: Tapera; American Striped Cuckoo: Tapera naevia; Genus: Dromococcyx; Pheasant-cuckoo: Dromococcyx phasianellus; Pavonine Cuckoo: Dromococcyx pavoninus; Genus: Morococcyx; Lesser Ground Cuckoo: Morococcyx erythropygus; Genus: Geococcyx. Greater Roadrunner: Geococcyx californianusLesser Roadrunner: Geococcyx velox; Genus: Neomorphus; Banded Ground Cuckoo: Neomorphus radiolosus; Rufous-winged Ground Cuckoo: Neomorphus rufipennis; Red-billed Ground Cuckoo: Neomorphus pucheranii; Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo: Neomorphus geoffroyi; Scaled Ground Cuckoo: Neomorphus squamiger; Genus: Centropus; Buff-headed Coucal: Centropus milo; Pied Coucal: Centropus ateralbus; Greater Black Coucal: Centropus menbeki; Biak Coucal: Centropus chalybeus; Rufous Coucal: Centropus unirufus; Green-billed Coucal: Centropus chlororhynchos. Black-faced Coucal: Centropus melanopsSteere's Coucal: Centropus steerii; Short-toed Coucal: Centropus rectunguis; Bay Coucal: Centropus celebensis; Gabon Coucal: Centropus anselli; Black-throated Coucal: Centropus leucogaster; Senegal Coucal: Centropus senegalensis; Blue-headed Coucal: Centropus monachus; Coppery-tailed Coucal: Centropus cupreicaudus; White-browed Coucal: Centropus superciliosus; Javan Coucal: Centropus nigrorufus; Greater Coucal: Centropus sinensis; Goliath Coucal: Centropus goliath; Madagascar Coucal: Centropus toulou; African Black Coucal: Centropus grillii. Philippine Coucal: Centropus viridisLesser Coucal: Centropus bengalensis; Violaceous Coucal: Centropus violaceus; Lesser Black Coucal: Centropus bernsteini; Pheasant-coucal: Centropus phasianinus; Genus: Carpococcyx; Sumatran Ground Cuckoo: Carpococcyx viridis; Bornean Ground Cuckoo: Carpococcyx radiceus; Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo: Carpococcyx renauldi; Genus: Coua; Crested Coua: Coua cristata; Verreaux's Coua: Coua verreauxi; Blue Coua: Coua caerulea; Red-capped Coua: Coua ruficeps; Red-fronted Coua: Coua reynaudii; Coquerel's Coua: Coua coquereli; Running Coua: Coua cursor. Giant Coua: Coua gigasSnail-eating Coua: Coua delalandei; Red-breasted Coua: Coua serriana; Genus: Rhinortha; Raffles's Malkoha: Rhinortha chlorophaea; Genus: Ceuthmochares; Whistling Yellowbill: Ceuthmochares australis; Chattering Yellowbill: Ceuthmochares aereus; Genus: Taccocua; Sirkeer Malkoha: Taccocua leschenaultii; Genus: Zanclostomus; Red-billed Malkoha: Zanclostomus javanicus; Genus: Phaenicophaeus; Red-faced Malkoha: Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus; Genus: Rhopodytes; Chestnut-bellied Malkoha: Rhopodytes sumatranus; Blue-faced Malkoha: Rhopodytes viridirostris.
Series Title: Helm identification guides.

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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 su.

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