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The Gyrfalcon

by Eugene Potapov & Richard Sale

This book is the first monograph on one of the most beautiful and admired birds in the world. The Gyrfalcon is the world’s largest and most powerful falcon - a truly awe-inspiring bird which inhabits the ferociously...

Birds and Berries

by Barbara Snow & David Snow

The book's subtitle - A study of an ecological interaction - properly reflects the author's theme but may tend to hide the fact that the relationships between birds and berries can be much more than the simple,...

Bird Habitats in Britain

by R. J. Fuller

"This is the book for the thinking bird-watcher and anyone who wants information on why some habitats are more diverse that others." --Habitat Illustrated by David Watson

In Search of Arctic Birds

by Richard Vaughan

Arctic birds have long held a fascination for Richard Vaughan, whose trips to the region, watching and photographing birds, have provided the raw material for a number of previous publications. Here, he focuses...

The Bee-Eaters

by C. Hilary Fry

Dr Hilary Fry's study of the bee-eaters covers all 24 species of this colourful Family, which ranges from southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East to India, China, south-east Asia and Australia. A major part...

The Dippers

by Stephanie Tyler

This comprehensive ornithology book covers all five species of the Dipper, including the single U.S. species. Research includes a "classic" treatment of conservation/ecological findings such as the effects of...

The Ruff: eBook

by Johan G. Van Rhijn

The Ruff is a fascinating species whose elaborate breeding behaviour has captivated ornithologists for decades. Their communal display grounds, or leks, provide an extreme example of a social system widespread...

The Ancient Murrelet: A Natural History in the Queen Charlotte Islands

by Anthony J. Gaston & Ian Jones

Breeding along the northern Pacific coast from British Columbia to Japan, this little known bird dwelt in relative obscurity until it became the focus of a conservation debate which has resulted in a new National...

The Skuas

by Robert W. Furness

Many birdwatchers may never have seen a skua; those who have will most probably have vivid memories of one or other species flying powerfully past a headland, or twisting and diving in pursuit of its piratical...

The Hippos

by S K Eltringham & Priscilla Barrett

Hippos are unusual in being genuinely amphibious. This has a fundamental effect on their physiology and way of life. Following a general introduction, there is a detailed description of hippo anatomy and physiology,...


by Lloyd Spencer Davis & Martin Renner

This book looks at the penguins - an enduringly popular and fascinating group of birds. Penguins are assosciated in the public consciousness with the icecap of the south pole, and we are all familiar with images...

Extinct Birds

by Julian P Hume & Michael Walters

This is the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird species

that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat

degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. Covering both familiar


Avian Survivors: The History and Biogeography of Palearctic Birds

by Clive Finlayson

The impacts of global warming are of concern to all of us. The

potential responses of birds to climate change have come increasingly

to the fore, and are of particular interest to the ornithological


The Peregrine Falcon

by Derek Ratcliffe & Chris Rose

The Peregrine's Journey vividly describes one of the most remarkable feats in the animal kingdom. Beginning in Alaska and ending two months later in Argentina, the peregrine falcon's annual migration is an 8,000-mile...

Long-Eared Bats

by Susan M. Swift

Examining the biology, ecology and behaviour of two European bat species - Plecotus auritus" and "Plecotus austriacus" - this book investigates their behaviour and considers the full range of conservation issues...

The Raven

by Derek Ratcliffe & Chris Rose

Well-known throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the raven has a prominent place in myth, legend and history. Focusing on the raven’s ecology in the UK, this text presents a summary of the state of knowledge...

Naturalised Birds of the World

by Sir Christopher Lever

This book looks at the world’s naturalised (successfully introduced)species of bird. Many species have been introduced to countries outsidetheir natural range by people, either deliberately or accidentally,with...

The Lapwing

by Michael Shrubb

With its striking green-black and white plumage and distinctive pee-witcall, the Lapwing is one of Britain’s best-known birds. Lapwings dependon agricultural land to breed and are considered a barometer of...

The Greater Flamingo

by Alan Johnson & Frank Cézilly

With their curious feeding behaviour, peculiar elongated body,gregarious social lives and exotic pink plumage, flamingos are amongthe most familiar and popular of all the world’s birds. They haveinspired artists,...

The Golden Oriole

by Paul Mason & Jake Allsop

One of Britain’s rarest breeding birds, the Golden Oriole is also oneof its most charismatic. Females are a vivid green, while the males ofthis species are a stunning yellow and black, with an extraordinary...