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Field Guides & Natural History  Ornithology  Non-Passerines  Seabirds, Shorebirds & Wildfowl

Seabirds: An Identification Guide

Field / Identification Guide Out of Print
By: Peter Harrison
448 pages, 324 distribution maps, 88 col plates, line drawings
Publisher: Christopher Helm
Seabirds: An Identification Guide
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  • Seabirds: An Identification Guide ISBN: 9780713635102 Hardback Jun 1991 Out of Print #851
  • Seabirds: An Identification Guide Hardback Out of Print #3417
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A concise and superbly illustrated account of the seabirds of the world. It is unique in that every major colour and plumage phase of the nearly three hundred species of seabirds is depicted. This revised edition contains four completely revised plates and some updated maps and text.
` ... a monumental one-man piece of work aimed at the field-birder ... it will be a standard reference for many years.' SC Madge, British Birds. Illustrates 1600 birds in colour. Revised Edition 1985 (reprinted 1991)


Part 1: Topography of a seabird; seabird identification characters; recording observations of seabirds; seabird groups. Part 2 Systematic section: penguins; divers/loons; grebes; albatrosses; petrels and shearwaters; storm-petrels; diving-petrels; tropicbirds; pelicans; gannets and boobies; cormorants; frigatebirds; phalaropes; sheathbills; skuas; gulls; terns and noddies; skimmers; auks; seaducks.

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