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Owls of the World - A Photographic Guide

By Heimo Mikkola
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472945611
  • Pages : 536
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 563
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Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you. Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This book contains lavish and spectacular photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 268 species of owls; particular attention is given to subspecific differences, sexing and ageing. The photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. In this second edition, recent changes to owl taxonomy are incorporated with full descriptions (and images) of a number of new species, plus a several new photographs to improve this book's amazing photographic coverage still further. This is the definitive work on owl identification – no birder's bookshelf should be without it!

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    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Isbn : 1472973194
    • Pages : 400
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 902
    • File Pdf: tracks-and-signs-of-the-birds-of-britain-and-europe.pdf

    Book Summary:

    Tracks & Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe contains a wealth of fascinating material for any field naturalist. This unique guide enables the reader to find, interpret and understand field marks left by a variety of birds throughout Britain and Europe, and to use these to identify the species in question. It covers subjects including tracks and trails, feeding and other behavioural signs, nests, pellets, droppings, feathers and skulls, habitat types and field analysis methods. All European bird families are featured, with numerous individual species being described in detail. Fully revised and updated, this third edition contains a great deal of new material, including 19 new colour plates and hundreds of new photographs, line drawings and diagrams. Tracks & Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe is an indispensable addition to any feather-finder or track-watcher's backpack – the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to identify a bird species from the sometimes subtle clues they leave behind.

    Birds of Northern South America: An Identification Guide

    By Miguel Lentino,Robin Restall,Clemencia Rodner
    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Isbn : 147298160X
    • Pages : 880
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 210
    • File Pdf: birds-of-northern-south-america.pdf

    Book Summary:

    This is the first comprehensive identification guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this region. It covers all the species, including vagrants, found in Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Over 2,300 species are described in depth in the text, describing geographical variation, identification, status, habitat, voice and taxonomy. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of this region, which is of such importance to both the indigenous species and those which pass through on migration. A companion to Birds of Northern South America: An Identification Guide - Plates and Maps Volume 1 and Volume2 available as a shrinkwrapped set: 0 7136 6026 0 £85 'The best field guide ever produced.' Cage & Aviary Birds, June 2007 'An extremely impressive and very valuable contribution to the literature on neotropical birds and I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in the region.' worldtwitch.com (January 2007)

    The Orchid Hunter

    By Leif Bersweden
    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : Short Books
    • Isbn : 1780723350
    • Pages : 276
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 658
    • File Pdf: the-orchid-hunter.pdf

    Book Summary:

    He has just a few months to complete his quest – no one has ever done it before within one growing season – and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck.As he battles the vagaries of the British climate, feverishly chasing each emerging bloom, Leif Bersweden takes the reader on a remarkable botanical journey.This study of the 52 native species is a fantastic gateway into the compendious world of orchids – one that will open your eyes to the rare hidden delights to be found on our doorstep.Like Two Owls at Eton and My Family and Other Animals, The Orchid Hunter is a charming account of a precocious adolescent’s obsession with the natural world.Leif’s enthusiasm for his quest is infectious, as is the quiet conviction with which he keeps at it, showing how plant hunting can be the ultimate mindful activity.

    The Eponym Dictionary of Birds

    By Bo Beolens,Michael Watkins,Michael Grayson
    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Isbn : 147298269X
    • Pages : 624
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 925
    • File Pdf: the-eponym-dictionary-of-birds.pdf

    Book Summary:

    Birdwatchers often come across bird names that include a person's name, either in the vernacular (English) name or latinised in the scientific nomenclature. Such names are properly called eponyms, and few people will not have been curious as to who some of these people were (or are). Names such as Darwin, Wallace, Audubon, Gould and (Gilbert) White are well known to most people. Keener birders will have yearned to see Pallas's Warbler, Hume's Owl, Swainson's Thrush, Steller's Eider or Brünnich's Guillemot. But few people today will have even heard of Albertina's Myna, Barraband's Parrot, Guerin's Helmetcrest or Savigny's Eagle Owl. This extraordinary new work lists more than 4,000 eponymous names covering 10,000 genera, species and subspecies of birds. Every taxon with an eponymous vernacular or scientific name (whether in current usage or not) is listed, followed by a concise biography of the person concerned. These entries vary in length from a few lines to several paragraphs, depending on the availability of information or the importance of the individual's legacy. The text is punctuated with intriguing or little-known facts, unearthed in the course of the authors' extensive research. Ornithologists will find this an invaluable reference, especially to sort out birds named after people with identical surnames or in situations where only a person's forenames are used. But all birders will find much of interest in this fascinating volume, a book to dip into time and time again whenever their curiosity is aroused.

    Photographic Guide to the Birds of India

    By Bikram Grewal,Bill Harvey,Otto Pfister
    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
    • Isbn : 1462914853
    • Pages : 512
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 422
    • File Pdf: photographic-guide-to-the-birds-of-india.pdf

    Book Summary:

    Periplus is proud to present the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This ebook offers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color photographs. Each species has a distribution map. Many of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the most important features of the species illustrated. In several cases, different plumages or flight shots are included. The concise text provided vital information on the plumages, voice and habits of each species covered and includes new information. Over a hundred related species are also mentioned in the texts. The maps are accompanied by a note on the status and distribution. This ebook will enable accurate field identification in one of the world's most diverse avifaunal regions. Indispensable reading for all bird lovers.

    Photographic Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

    By Bikram Grewal,Bill Harvey,Otto Pfister
    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
    • Isbn : 1462916317
    • Pages : 512
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 342
    • File Pdf: photographic-guide-to-the-birds-of-sri-lanka.pdf

    Book Summary:

    A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka and India is the best, most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of South Asia. Because of its vast size and geographical location, the Indian subcontinent has some of the world's most diverse avifauna. It boasts of thousands of species. This birdwatching book covers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color photographs. Each species has a distribution map Many of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the most important features of the species illustrated. In several cases, different plumages or flight shots are included. The concise text provides vital information on the plumages, voice and habits of each species are also mentioned in the texts. The maps are accompanied by a note on the status and distribution. This birdwatching book will enable accurate field identification in one of the world's most diverse avifaunal regions. Indispensable reading for all bird lovers.

    Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-east Asia

    By Tadao Shimba
    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Isbn : 1472947258
    • Pages : 648
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 458
    • File Pdf: photographic-guide-to-the-birds-of-japan-and-north-east-asia.pdf

    Book Summary:

    Eastern Asia is blessed with a rich and spectacular avifauna, and all 520 regularly occurring species are featured in this spectacular and lavish new photographic guide to the region, covering Japan, northern China, North and South Korea and the Russian Far East. The concise text focuses on key identification criteria, and is accompanied by a distribution map for every species. The accompanying photographs, contributed by Japan's top bird photographers, form a stunning series that will allow both field identification and rich enjoyment at home afterwards. This beautiful book is a must-have for anyone interested in the birds of Asia.

    Photographic Guide to the Birds of Malaysia & Singapore

    By Morten Strange
    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
    • Isbn : 1462915612
    • Pages : 398
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 385
    • File Pdf: photographic-guide-to-the-birds-of-malaysia-singapore.pdf

    Book Summary:

    Whether traveling through Southeast Asia or relaxing at home, bird lovers will enjoy this thorough and colorful Malaysian & Singapore bird watching guide. This illustrated bird watching book is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of Malaysia and Singapore, mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Borneo. Included are the birds of Thailand and Vietnam, as well as those found in South China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This birding book covers 668 species and contains more than 700 color photographs. There is a distribution map for each species. Many of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the most important species. The concise text provides vital information that will ensure accurate identification of species in one of the world's most diverse avifauna regions. Indispensable reading for all bird lovers.

    Birds of Ecuador

    By Robin Restall,Juan Freile
    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Isbn : 147297249X
    • Pages : 576
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 514
    • File Pdf: birds-of-ecuador.pdf

    Book Summary:

    This up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the birds of mainland Ecuador is a valuable resource for anyone exploring the mountains, forests and wetlands of this incredibly bird-rich country. With thousands of beautiful and detailed paintings, accompanied by concise descriptions and accurate maps, this is an indispensable guide to bird identification in Ecuador. - Covers every species and most subspecies recorded in Ecuador, including migrants and vagrants, with accurate and up-to-date distribution maps. - 291 colour plates illustrating more than 1,630 species, with text on facing pages for quick and easy reference. - Concise text covering identification, voice, habits, habitats, range, distribution and status.

    The Great Eagles

    By Michael O'Neal Campbell
    • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
    • Publisher : CRC Press
    • Isbn : 1315278081
    • Pages : 648
    • Category : Nature
    • Reads : 717
    • File Pdf: the-great-eagles.pdf

    Book Summary:

    This book examines the current literature and knowledge on the evolution and ecology of all the birds named as eagles, with particular emphasis on the larger species. It also examines the past and current relations between eagles and people, including habitat change and conservation issues. Eagle ecologies and conservation are currently seriously impacted by human activities such as industrialization, urbanization, pollution, deforestation and hunting. Some eagle species have consequently experienced extreme population changes. There are, however, some positive developments. Eagles have a strong, historic bond with human civilization, due to their status as the world’s most charismatic birds. Conservation policies have also been successful in repopulating some ecosystems with breeding eagles. Therefore, despite the complexity of this relationship, there may yet be hope for this unique species group, frequently rated as the kings of birds, and symbolic of human power, ambition, royalty, nationality, and even concepts of God. It is hoped that this book will contribute to the further understanding of these unique and fantastic birds.