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The Noisy Scrub-bird.
Perth: Western Australian Museum, 1985. Quarto, wrappers, one colour photograph, text illustrations. Records of the Australian Museum, Volume 37, Numbers three and four [bound as one], consists predominantly of articles about the Noisy Scrub-bird. More
Tanagers, Cardinals, and Finches of the United States and Canada: the photographic guide.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. Octavo, colour photographs, maps, softcover. A photographic identification guide to tanagers, cardinals, and finches. The photographs illustrate age, seasonal, and sexual variation in the species found north of Mexico, including introduced species and vagrants. It is designed to introduce the biology, identification, molts, vocalization, and..... More
Sparrows of the United States and Canada: the photographic guide.
London: Academic Press, 2002. Octavo, colour photographs, maps, softcover. This guide covers all 64 species of emberizine sparrow found in the United States and Canada. It is illustrated with over 350 photographs and gives detailed information on the identification of species, sexes, age, races and forms of all sparrows, towhees..... More
An exaltation of Skylarks.
Pulborough: SMH Books, 1995. Octavo, colour photographs, softcover. "..a wonderfully varied anthology of lark-based prose and poetry collected by Stewart Beer, celebrates the efforts of no fewer than 131 writers, from Theocritus in the third century BC to the modern laureate, Ted Hughes." (Daily Telegraph Magazine). More
Life histories of North American wood warblers: order Passeriformes.
Washington: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1953. Octavo, photographs, wrappers, partly unopened. Smithsonian Institution, Bulletin 203, More
The magpies: the ecology and behaviour of Black-billed and Yellow-billed Magpies.
London: Poyser, 1991. Octavo, illustrations, signature, fine copy in dustwrapper. More
The robins and flycatchers of Australia.
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1988. Quarto, colour photographs, fine copy in dustwrapper. National Photographic Index, volume five. More
Wrens, dippers and thrashers.
London: Christopher Helm, 2001. Octavo, 32 colour plates by Barry Kent Mackay, fine copy in dustwrapper. The first comprehensive guide to the world's 83 wrens, 5 dippers and 36 thrashers. All but one of the wrens are endemic to the new world, with the highest concentration of species in central..... More
Quelea quelea: Africa's bird pest.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. Octavo, illustrations, fine copy in dustwrapper. The Quelea is the world's most numerous bird and the most serious avian agriculture pest. Hundreds of millions are killed each year yet it remains as abundant as ever. More
London: Collins, 1950. Octavo, text illustrations, near fine copy in dustwrapper. New Naturalist Monograph number two. More
Sparrows and Buntings: a guide to the Sparrows and Buntings of North American and the world
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Octavo, colour plates, maps, signature, dustwrapper. More
In quest of bower birds.
Adelaide: Rigby, 1984. Quarto, colour photographs, very good copy in dustwrapper. Norman Chaffer was an excellent amateur ornithologist and photographer. More
A garland of nightingales.
London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1979. Octavo, text illustrations, dustwrapper. More
London: Christopher Helm/A & C Black, (2001. reprint). Octavo, 60 colour plates, maps, text illustrations, fine copy in dustwrapper. A Helm Identification Guide. All species of Turdidae are described and illustrated in full colour including adults, immatures and most of the distinctive races. It is a comprehensive treatment of the..... More
Princeton: Princeton University Press, (2000. reprint). Octavo, 60 colour plates, maps, text illustrations, signature fine copy in dustwrapper. First American printing. A Helm Identification Guide. All species of Turdidae are described and illustrated in full colour including adults, immatures and most of the distinctive races. It is a comprehensive treatment..... More
New World warblers.
London: Helm, 1994. Octavo, colour plates, text illustrations, some blemishes, dustwrapper. The best-ever book on this complex group and a "must" for the serious bird watcher. The 36 colour plates show the major age, sex and racial variations for all species, with colour distribution maps. Many of these birds are..... More
Handbook of the birds of the world [HBW], volume eight: broadbills to tapaculos.
Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 2003. Quarto, colour plates and photographs, maps, very good copy in dustwrapper. To be completed in sixteen volumes. Species accounts cover taxonomy, distribution (including subspecies), habitat, feeding, breeding, movements, status and conservation. The first passerine volume. This volume covers broadbills, asities, pittas, ovenbirds, woodcreepers, typical antbirds, ground-antbirds..... More
Handbook of the birds of the world [HBW], volume fifteen: weavers to new world warblers.
Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 2010. Quarto, colour plates and photographs, maps, very good copy in dustwrapper. The eighth passerine volume. The series is to be completed in sixteen volumes. Species accounts cover taxonomy, distribution (including subspecies), habitat, feeding, breeding, movements, status and conservation. This volume includes: Weavers, Whydahs and Indigobirds, Waxbills..... More
A field guide to the warblers of North America.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, fine copy. More
Aspects of the breeding biology of the White-browed Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser mahali (Aves: Ploceidae).
Bloemfontein: National Museum, 1983. Octavo, More
The cowbirds: a study in the biology of social parasitism.
Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, 1929. Octavo, photographs, signature, bookplate, publisher's cloth. More
Host relations of the parasitic cowbirds.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, Bulletin 233, 1963. Octavo, wrappers, a very good copy. United States National Museum Bulletin 233. More
Intra-island variation in the Mascarene White-eye Zosterops borbonica.
Anchorage: "The Feathered World", Monograph No. 12, 1973. Octavo, wrappers, one colour plate. More
Birds of paradise and bower birds.
Garden City: The Natural History Press, 1969. Octavo, photographs, text illustrations, signature, chipped and worn dustwrapper. There are plenty of books on Birds of Paradise but this is one of the best. More