The definitive work on shrikes – a beautiful book that will be treasured by birders and professional ornithologists alike.
Everyone loves shrikes. Beautiful, colourful, often fearless hunters of large insects and small vertebrates, shrikes are among the most prized of all avian groups by birders. And while the one resident species in the UK is now more or less extinct (and the other European species are rare winter visitors), shrikes are common throughout the rest of the northern hemisphere, with a large number of species.
This is a second edition of Norbert Lefranc's Shrikes: A Guide to the Shrikes of the World. It is fully updated from the superb 1997 edition, with detailed maps to accompany the authoritative text, along with hundreds of high-class photos showcasing racial and ageing differences. The exceptional plates are by Tim Worfolk.
Norbert Lefranc is one of France's leading conservationists. Now retired, his speciality is the ecology of shrikes. He is the author of Shrikes of the World (Pica Press, 1997). Tim Worfolk is one of Britain's leading bird artists.