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A Handbook to the Swallows and Martins of the World

Flora / FaunaOut of Print

Series: Helm Identification Guide Series

By: Angela Turner and Chris Rose

304 pages, 24 colour plates, 35 line drawings, 72 maps

Christopher Helm

Hardback | Aug 1989 | #3929 | ISBN: 0713642068
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About this book

First review of the family for nearly a hundred years. The fine plates are by Chris Rose, which depict each of the species in exquisite detail. Each plate is accompanied by a brief caption text plus a two-colour distribution and breeding map. The second main section comprises chapters on the family's characteristics, classification, distribution, ecology, behaviour, breeding biology and population status, as well as a short account of each species. Each of these accounts describes the field characteristics, habitat, voice, distribution, movements, behaviour, plumage, races and measurements of the species.
`I feel sure that even the most casual `bird-person' will be as captivated as I am by this gem of a book.' Don Smith, British Birds

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