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Fairy-Wrens and Grasswrens Maluridae

Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Out of Print
Series: Bird Families of the World Volume: 4
By: Ian Rowley, Eleanor Russell and Peter Marsack
274 pages, 8 col plates, 111 line illus, maps
Fairy-Wrens and Grasswrens
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  • Fairy-Wrens and Grasswrens ISBN: 9780198546900 Hardback Sep 1997 Out of Print #65479
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Illustrations by Peter Marsack
The brilliantly coloured Fairy-wrens and the enigmatic Grasswrens form a fascinating group of species found only in Australia and New Guinea. This book provides a comprehensive account of all twenty-five species in the family and their unusual lifestyles, including cooperative behaviour as well as promiscuity.

Contents

List of colour plates; Abbreviations; Plan of the book; Topographic diagram; PART I: GENERAL CHAPTERS; Introduction; Taxonomy; Environment, biogeography, and evolution; Morphology, locomotion, and feeding behaviour; Social organization and vocal communication; Cooperative breeding; Conservation; PART II: SPECIES ACCOUNTS; Glossary; References

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Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Out of Print
Series: Bird Families of the World Volume: 4
By: Ian Rowley, Eleanor Russell and Peter Marsack
274 pages, 8 col plates, 111 line illus, maps
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