Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird, and Owlet-Nightjars of the world.

Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird, and Owlet-Nightjars of the world. Nigel Cleere.
Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird, and Owlet-Nightjars of the world.

Princeton: Princeton University Press/WILDGuides, 2010. Large octavo, dustwrapper, colour photographs, maps.

Includes all Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird and Owlet-nightjars. Each species fully described, with local and international status shown.

This lavishly illustrated book is the first comprehensive photographic guide to the Caprimulgiformes of the world. Each of the 100 species of nightjars and nighthawks, 17 frogmouths, 7 potoos, Oilbird and 10 owlet-nightjars are illustrated with high quality photographs, including many images which have never previously been published.

Introductory chapters cover distribution, plumage and structure, biology and taxonomy. The brief text for each species covers size, identification, similar species, voice, habitat preferences, breeding, range, status and is accompanied by a distribution map which includes historical data for each species.

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