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Handbook of the Birds of the World: New World Vultures to Guineafowl
By Jose Cabot (editor), Jordi Sargatal (editor) and Josep Del Hoyo (editor)
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Publisher Lynx Edicions
Publication date March 1, 1995
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9788487334153
ISBN-10 8487334156
Dimensions 2 by 10.25 by 12.50 in.
Weight 7 lbs.
Original list price $315.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This is the 3rd of 12 volumes in a series of handbooks on the world of birds. It provides coverage of birds, from New World vultures to guineafowl. The introductory chapter deals with such diverse aspects as evolutionary history, anatomy, physiology, migration and systematics. Each chapter covers a different family, headed by a summary box. Photographs illustrate more unusual features, such as courtship behaviour, thermoregulation or feeding techniques. Each chapter is subdivided into sections: systematics; morphological aspects; habitat; general habits; voice; food and feeding; breeding; movements; relationship with man; status and conservation; and general bibliography. The species account lists names in French, German and Spanish, in addition to scientific and English names. Each species has its own distribution map indicating resident, breeding and non-breeding ranges; its official status, according to BirdLife International; and the threats facing each species.

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