Birds of paradise: nature, art and history.
Malanda: Frith and Frith, 2010.
Quarto, dustwrapper, 370 pp. colour and black and white illustrations, colour photographs, maps.
The authors have studied Birds of paradise for 40 years. This book comprehensively details the entire family of Birds of paradise and describes their natural history, conservation and cultural history. Extensively illustrated with colour photographs and other illustrations.
Part I: Birds of paradise and their nature
1. Origins and features
3. Courtship, mate choice and breeding
Part II: Birds of paradise and people
4. Traditional New Guinea culture
5. The plume trade
6. Collectors and museums
7. Aviculture and ornithology
8. Birds named after people
Part III: Birds of paradise in art and culture
9. Early art
10. Recent art
11. Contemporary artefacts
Part IV: The Bird of paradise family
12. The bird of paradise species.