London: Helm, 1997. Octavo, 48 colour plates, 145 maps, fine copy in dustwrapper. Many warblers are notoriously difficult to identify in the field (and even in the hand) and, until now, there has been no definitive guide to the species of these regions. One hundred and forty-five species (and all...
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Washington: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1953. Octavo, photographs, wrappers, partly unopened. Smithsonian Institution, Bulletin 203,
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.
London: Collins, 1950. Octavo, text illustrations, very good copy in dustwrapper. New Naturalist Monograph 2.
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1949. Octavo, colour plates by the author, a few spots, pictorial dustwrapper.
Adelaide: Rigby, 1984. Quarto, colour photographs, very good copy in dustwrapper.
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...
London: Helm, 1994. Octavo, colour plates, text illustrations, sunned 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 illustrated...
Bloemfontein: National Museum, 1983. Octavo,
Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, 1929. Octavo, photographs, signature, bookplate.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, Bulletin 233, 1963. Octavo, wrappers, a very good copy. United States National Museum Bulletin 233.
Anchorage: "The Feathered World", Monograph No. 12, 1973. Octavo, wrappers, one colour plate.
Garden City: The Natural History Press, 1969. Octavo, photographs, text illustrations, very good copy in dustwrapper. There are plenty of books on Birds of Paradise but this is one of the best.
St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1977. Quarto, colour plates by Robert Gillmor, very good copy in dustwrapper.
London: British Museum (Natural History), 1982. Quarto, colour plates, maps, fine copy in dustwrapper.
Melbourne: Hill House, 1989. Folio, 9 colour plates and accompanying text leaves. Publisher's blue cloth, fine copy.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. Octavo, paperback, colour plates. A detailed and careful examination of behavior and ecology in the wild.
Cape Town: Struik Winchester, 1988. Quarto, colour plates by Graeme Arnott, as new with dustwrapper in slipcase.
Dunedin: John McIndoe, 1985. Octavo, wrappers, photographs, softcover.
New York: Harper Perennial, (2006. reprint). Octavo, black and white photographs. Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing them...
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1988. Quarto, colour photographs, a fine copy, fine copy in dustwrapper.
Washington DC: National Geographic Society, 2012. Oblong format, colour photographs, maps, fine copy in dustwrapper. Photographer Tim Laman is the first person to photograph all bird of paradise species and probably also the first person to see all species in the wild. Legendary naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace once observed, "The...
Mountfield: Pica Press, 1997. Octavo, 16 colour plates, maps, fine copy in slightly sunned dustwrapper. The 'true' shrikes occur throughout most of the Old World and North America. Covers 31 species.
Melbourne: Robertson and Mullens, 1943. Octavo, photographs, wrappers.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954. Octavo, text illustrations, bookplate, very good copy in dustwrapper. Jock Marshall (1911-1967) had a reputation as a larrikin but he was a brilliant biologist. Bower-birds is a masterpiece of twentieth century ornithology.