Euan Dunn, Robert Gillmor, Joan Hall-Craggs, PAD Hollom, EM Nicholson, MA Ogilvie, CS Roselaar, PJ Sellar, KEL Simmons, DW Snow, D Vincent, KH Voous, DIM Wallace and MG Wilson
Illustrated by Alan Harris, Ian Lewington, DIM Wallace, and Dan Zetterstrom
The second of three volumes covering the passerines, containing descriptions of 64 species of warbler. Each breeding species is covered in full, with details of field characters, habitat, distribution, mortality, population, movements, food, behaviour, breeding, voice, plumages, moults, measurements, weights, structure, and geographical variation. Regular migrants and accidental species are covered in similar detail. There are maps showing breeding and wintering distribution. Each species is illustrated on colour plates, showing the full range of normal plumages, plus distant flight views. There are also colour plates of eggs, black and white illustrations, and text-figures showing special features, sonagrams and melograms, and annual cycles. Finally, there is a comprehensive bibliography and index.
Contents: Family Sylvidae, subfamily Sylviinae: warblers - chiffchaffs - kinglets - goldcrest - firecrest