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Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds

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ISBN-10: 1552977773

ISBN-13: 9781552977774

Edition: 2003

Authors: Christopher Perrins

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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 9/6/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 9.50" wide x 12.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 7.084

Christopher Perrins is a distinguished ornithologist, the author of many popular and scholarly books on birds, and a fellow of the Royal Society. A former professor of ornithology at the University of Oxford and former director of the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, he is currently a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.

Preface
Notes on Classification
What is a Bird?
A Diversity of Nests -- photo story
Ostrich
Rheas
Emus
Cassowaries
Kiwis
Tinamous
Penguins
Surviving at the Extremes: Breeding strategies in large penguins
Loons or Divers
Grebes
Albatrosses
Shearwaters and Petrels
Storm Petrels
Diving Petrels
Pelicans
Gannets and Boobies
Tropicbirds
Cormorants
Frigatebirds
Darters
Herons and Bitterns
Storks
Up, Down, Flying Around: Courtship in storks
Ibises and Spoonbills
Feeding by Touch: Tactile foraging techniques in ibises and spoonbills
Hammerhead
Shoebill
Flamingos
Screamers
Swans, Geese, and Ducks
A Race to Breed: Food availability and clutch size in arctic-breeding geese
New World Vultures
Secretarybird
Osprey
The Fish-hunting Raptor -- photo story
Falcons
Shell-shock: The effects of pesticides on birds of prey
Hawks, Eagles, and Old World Vultures
Nature's Scavengers: Old World Vultures
Pheasants and Quails
Constellations of Eyes: The dance of the peacock and its purpose
Grouse
Turkeys
Guineafowl
Megapodes
Cranes and Curassows
Cranes
Teaching Cranes how to Migrate: Whooping crane conservation
Leaping and Bowing -- The Dance of the Japanese Crane -- photo story
Rails
Limpkin
Trumpeters
Bustards
Bottonquails
Mesites
Kagu
Sun Bittern
Seriemas
Finfoots
Plovers and Lapwings
Going Out with the Tide: The conservation of shorebirds
Sandpipers and Snipes
How Male Ruffs Compete to Mate -- photo story
Phalaropes
Avocets and Stilts
Jacanas
Painted Snipes
Oystercatchers
Crab Plover
Stone Curlews
Pratincoles and Coursers
Seed Snipes
Plains Wanderer
Sheathbills
Gulls
Terns
Skuas and Jaegers
Skimmers
Auks
Sandgrouse
Pigeons
Finding the Way Home: How do pigeons navigate?
Parrots, Lories and Cockatoos
Lotus-eaters: Nectar-feeding lories and lorikeets
Back from the Brink: New Zealand's Kakapo -- photo story
Cuckoos
A Cuckoo in the Nest -- photo story
Hoatzin
Turacos
Owls
Barn and Bay Owls
A Face for the Night: Why an owl looks like an owl
Nightjars
Nightjars and the Lunar Cycle: Hunting by the light of the moon
Frogmouths
Owlet-nightjars
Potoos
Oilbird
Swifts
Treeswifts
Hummingbirds
Trogons
Mousebirds
Kingfishers
Motmots
Todies
Bee-eaters
Rollers
Cuckoo Roller
Hoopoe
Wood-hoopoes
Hornbills
Toucans
Honeyguides
Barbets
Puffbills
Jacamars
Woodpeckers
Woodland Drumbeats and Dances: The communication system of woodpeckers
New Zealand Wrens
Pittas
Asities
Broadbills
Tyrant Flycatchers
Cotingas
Manakins
Ovenbirds
Woodcreepers
Antbirds
Gnateaters
Tapaculos
Australasian Treecreepers
Lyrebirds
Scrub-birds
Bowerbirds
Bowerbirds -- Avian Artists -- photo story
Fair Wrens and their Allies
Honeyeaters and Australian Chats
Australian Warblers
Australo-Papuan Robins
Logrunners and their Allies
Australo-Papuan Babblers
Whistlers
Vireos
Crows
Squirreling Crows: How crows cache food
Calculating Crows and Judicious Jays -- photo story
Birds of Paradise
Wood Swallows
Magpie-larks and Australian Mudnesters
Butcherbirds and their Allies
New Zealand Wattlebirds
Old World Orioles
Cuckoo-shrikes
Fantail Flycatchers
Drongos
Monarch Flycatchers
Leafbirds
Ioras
Shrikes
Helmet-shrikes
Bush-shrikes
Vangas, Wattle-eyes, and Batises
Rockfowl and Rockjumpers
Palmchat
Grey Hypocolius
Waxwings and Silky Flycatchers
Dippers
Thrushes
Old World Flycatchers
Starlings and Mynas
Mockingbirds
Nuthatches
Holarctic Treecreepers
Philippine Rhabdornises
Wrens
Gnatcatchers
Penduline Tits
True Tits
The Great Tit: The world's most studied bird?
Long-tailed Tit
Swallows
Bulbuls
White-eyes
Old World Warblers
Firecrests and Kinglets
Babblers and Laughingthrushes
Larks
The Skylark's Decline: The threat to a countryside icon
Flowerpeckers
Sunbirds, Spiderhunters, and Sugarbirds
Sparrows and Snowfinches
Weavers
The Industrious Weaver -- photo story
Wagtails and Pipits
Accentors
Waxbills and Whydahs
Chaffinches
Finches
Hawaiian Honeycreepers
Buntings and New World Sparrows
Cardinal Grosbeaks
New World Warblers
Tanagers and Tanager Finches
Icterids
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Picture Credits