The Birds of Africa, Volume V: Thrushes to Puffback Flycatchers / Edition 1

The Birds of Africa, Volume V: Thrushes to Puffback Flycatchers / Edition 1

by Emil K. Urban, C. Hilary Fry, Stuart Keith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0121373053

ISBN-13: 9780121373054

Pub. Date: 06/30/1997

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Universally recognized as by far the most authoritative and comprehensive work ever published, Birds of Africa, Volume V is the second of four volumes to deal with the Passerine birds of the continent. The families treated fall into the following groups: thrushes, Old World warblers, Old World flycatchers, monarch flycatchers wattle-eyes and puffback

Overview

Universally recognized as by far the most authoritative and comprehensive work ever published, Birds of Africa, Volume V is the second of four volumes to deal with the Passerine birds of the continent. The families treated fall into the following groups: thrushes, Old World warblers, Old World flycatchers, monarch flycatchers wattle-eyes and puffback flycatchers. The editors and artists have worked closely with nine other authors--all acknowledged experts on their bird families--to produce a superb reference in which encyclopedic texts on every species are complemented by accurate and detailed paintings and drawings of the birds themselves. Full bibliographies, acoustic references and indexes complete this marvelous reference.

Key Features:

  • Continues the high quality of this well-regarded series
  • Provides the only comprehensive handbook treatment of African birds


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780121373054
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/30/1997
Series:
Birds of Africa Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 12.49(h) x 2.13(d)

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Table of Contents


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS v

LIST OF PLATES xi

INTRODUCTION xii

ORDER PASSERIFORMES

Turdidae, thrushes (C. H. Fry, S. Keith, P. C. Lack, R. de Naurois, A. Prigogine and E. K. Urban) 1

Sylviidae, Old World warbles (C. Erard, C. H. Fry, L. G. Grimes, M. P. S. Irwin, S. Keith, P. C. Lack, D. J. Pearson and A. Tye) 57

Muscicapidae, flycatchrs (C. Erard, C. H. Fry and D. J. Pearson) 432

Monarchidae, paradise-flycatchers and monarchs (C. Erard, S. Keith and R. de Naurois) 508

Platysteiridae, shrike-flycatchers wattle-eyes and batises (C. Erard and C. H. Fry) 548

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. General and Regional References 607

2. Family References 616

3. Acoustic References 639

ERRATA TO PREVIOUS VOLUMES 643

INDEXES

1. Scientific Names 645

2. English Names 662

3. French Names 667

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