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About this book
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.
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