All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Ornithology  Non-Passerines  Other Non-Passerines

The Black Woodpecker A Monograph on Dryocopus martius

Monograph
By: Gerald Gorman
184 pages, 16 colour plates, colour & b/w photos & illustrations, colour maps
Publisher: Lynx Edicions
The Black Woodpecker
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Black Woodpecker ISBN: 9788496553798 Hardback Jul 2011 In stock
    £20.99
    #192374
Selected version: £20.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles
Images Additional images
The Black WoodpeckerThe Black WoodpeckerThe Black WoodpeckerThe Black Woodpecker

About this book

This comprehensive monograph covers all aspects of the life of one of the largest and most striking picids on the planet. Morphology, identification, communication, distribution, behaviour, breeding and relationships, both with other wildlife and mankind, are just some of the topics covered in thirteen highly readable and authoritative chapters. The text is enriched by two exquisite colour plates, original black-and-white illustrations, unique drumming waveforms and sonograms of calls, accurate maps and superb colour photographs. An extensive bibliography includes works in many languages. Gerard Gorman has supplemented his long hours in the company of Black Woodpeckers with in-depth literature research to produce the definitive work on this species. "The Black Woodpecker" is a personal account written for all, whether professional or amateur, who are interested in woodpeckers and indeed all forest birds.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Gerard Gorman is the author of six previous books including the acclaimed "Woodpeckers of Europe". For the last 25 years his main ornithological interest has been the Picidae and he is recognised as an authority on the European species. This monograph is the product of his fascination with the largest of those species. Gerard has visited five continents in search of woodpeckers and is currently on a never-ending quest to observe and study as many as possible in preparation for his next book, a photographic guide to all the world's species.

Monograph
By: Gerald Gorman
184 pages, 16 colour plates, colour & b/w photos & illustrations, colour maps
Publisher: Lynx Edicions
Media reviews

This is a well produced monograph of a striking species written by an acknowledged woodpecker expert and published at an attractive price [...] An essential purchase for anyone interested in the Picidae
- John Clark, Birding World 24(12), January 2012

Current promotions
Backlist BargainsThe Mammal SocietyOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife