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Parrots in Aviculture by Rosemary Low. If you have ever wandered into a pet store or zoo and wondered about the parrots, you will find them in this comprehensive photo identification guide to over 220 parrot species commonly kept in aviculture. For each bird there is a superb color photo along with precise and informative text.

Parrots in Aviculture

by Rosemary Low

Price: $49.95

Grassfinches in Australia 

By Joseph M. Forshaw and Mark Shephard
Illustrated by Anthony Pridham 

In this superb reference work the authors have summarized our present knowledge of each species and given readers a stunning visual of these birds in their natural habitats and in aviculture. New information from field observation and taxonomic research presented will help produce dramatic advancements in our knowledge of many species. From one of the most beautiful of all birds – the Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae) and one of the most familiar cagebirds – the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) to little-known species like the Blue-faced Parrotfinch (Erythrura trichroa) and the Red-eared Firetail (Stagonopleura oculata) this book has detailed information on husbandry and management practices in captivity. The superb artwork and scientifically accurate text make this book a great addition to any finch keeper’s library.

Grassfinches in Australia

By Joseph M. Forshaw and Mark Shephard

Price: $194.00
Sale: $87.30

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 1): Ostrich to Ducks by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 1 covers Order Struthioniformes: Struthionidae (Ostrich), Rheidae (Rheas), Casuariidae (Cassowaries), Dromaiidae (Emus), Apterygidae (Kiwis); Order Tinamiformes: Tinamidae (Tinamous); Order Sphenisciformes: Spheniscidae (Penguins); Order Gaviiformes: Gaviidae (Divers); Order Podicipediformes: Podicipedidae (Grebes); Order Procellariiformes: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses), Procellariidae (Petrels and Shearwaters), Hydrobatidae (Storm-Petrels), Pelecanoididae (Diving-petrels); Order Pelecaniformes: Phaethontidae (Tropicbirds), Pelecanidae (Pelicans), Sulidae (Gannets and Boobies), Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants), Anhingidae (Darters), Fregatidae (Frigatebirds); Order Ciconiiformes: Ardeidae (Herons), Scopidae (Hamerkop), Ciconiidae (Storks), Balaencipitidae (Shoebill), Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills); Order Phoenicopteriformes: Phoenicopteridae (Flamingos); Order Anseriformes: Anhimidae (Screamers), Anatidae (Ducks, Geese and Swans)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 1): Ostrich to Ducks

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 2): New World Vultures to Guineafowl by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 2 covers Order Falconiformes: Cathartidae (New world vultures), Pandionidae (Osprey), Accipitridae (Hawks and Eagles), Sagittariidae (Secretarybird), Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras); Order Galliformes: Megapodiidae (Megapodes), Cracidae (Chachalacas, Guans and Curassows), Meleagrididae (Turkeys), Tetraonidae (Grouse), Onontophoridae (New World Quails), Phasianidae (Pheasants and Partridges), Numididae (Guineafowl)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 2): New World Vultures to Guineafowl

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 3): Hoatzin to Auks by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 3 covers Order Opisthocomiformes: Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin); Order Gruiformes: Mesithornithidae (Mesites), Turnicidae (Buttonquails), Gruidae (Cranes), Aramidae (Limpkin), Psophiidae (Trumpeters), Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules and Coots), Heliornithidae (Finfoots), Rhynochetidae (Kagu), Eurypygidae (Sunbittern), Cariamidae (Seriemas), Otididae (Bustards}; Order Charadriiformes: Jacanidae (Jacanas), Rostratulidae (Painted Snipes), Dromadidae (Crab Plover), Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers), Ibidorhynchidae (Ibisbill), Recurvirostridae (Avocets and Stilts), Burhinidae (Thick-Knees), Glareolidae (Pratincoles and Coursers), Charadriidae (Plovers), Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies), Pedionomidae (Plains-Wanderers), Thinocoridae (Seedsnipes), Chionidae (Sheathbills), Stercorariidae (Skuas), Laridae (Gulls), Sternidae (Terns), Rhynchopidae (Skimmers), Alcidae (Auks)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 3): Hoatzin to Auks

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 4): Sandgrouse to Cuckoos by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 4 covers Order Pterocliformes: Pteroclidae (Sandgrouse); Order Columbiformes: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves); Order Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae (Cockatoos), Psittacidae (Parrots); Order Cuculiformes: Musophagidae (Turacos), Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 4): Sandgrouse to Cuckoos

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 5): Barn Owls to Hummingbirds by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 5 covers Order Strigiformes: Tytonidae (Barn-owls), Strigidae (Typical owls); Order Caprimulgiformes: Steatornithidae (Oilbirds), Aegothelidae (Owlet-Nightjars), Podargidae (Frogmouths), Nyctibiidae (Potoos), Caprimulgidae (Nightjars); Order Apodiformes: Apodidae (Swifts), Hemiprocnidae (Tree-Swifts), Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 5): Barn Owls to Hummingbirds

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 6): Mousebirds to Hornbills by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 6 covers Order Coliiformes: Coliidae (Mousebirds); Order Trogoniformes: Trogonidae (Trogons); Order Coraciiformes: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers), Todidae (Todies), Momotidae (Motmots), Meropidae (Bee-eaters), Coraciidae (Rollers), Brachypteraciidae (Ground-Rollers), Leptosomidae (Cuckoo-Rollers), Upupidae (Hoopoes), Phoeniculidae (Wood-Hoopoes), Bucerotidae (Hornbills)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 6): Mousebirds to Hornbills

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 7): Jacamars to Woodpeckers by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 7 covers Order Galbuliformes: Galbulidae (Jacamars), Bucconidae (Puffbirds); Order Piciformes: Capitonidae (Barbets), Ramphastidae (Toucans), Indicatoridae (Honeyguides), Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 7): Jacamars to Woodpeckers

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & Jordi Sargatal (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 8): Broadbills to Tapaculos by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie - The <i>Handbook of the Birds of the World</i> series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 8 covers Order Passeriformes: Eurylaimidae (Broadbills), Philepittidae (Asities), Pittidae (Pittas), Furnariidae (Ovenbirds), Dendrocolaptidae (Woodcreepers), Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds), Formicariidae (Ground-Antbirds), Conopophagidae (Gnateaters), Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 8): Broadbills to Tapaculos

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 9): Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie - The <i>Handbook of the Birds of the World</i> series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 9 covers Order Passeriformes: Cotingidae (Cotingas), Pipridae (Manakins), Tyrannidae (Tyrant-Flycatchers), Acanthisittidae (New Zealand Wrens), Atrichornithidae (Scrub-Birds), Menuridae (Lyrebirds), Alaudidae (Larks), Hirundinidae (Swallows and Martins), Motacillidae (Pipits and Wagtails)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 9): Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 10): Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 10 covers Order Passeriformes: Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes), Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls), Chloropseidae (Leafbirds), Irenidae (Fairy-bluebirds), Aegithinidae (Ioras), Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers), Bombycillidae (Waxwings), Hypocolidae (Hypocolius), Dulidae (Palmchat), Cinclidae (Dippers), Troglodytidae (Wrens), Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers), Prunellidae (Accentors), Turdidae (Thrushes)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 10): Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 12): Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 12 covers Order Passeriformes: Picathartidae (Picathartes), Timaliidae (Babblers), Paradoxornithidae (Parrotbills), Pomatostomidae (Australasian Babblers), Orthonychidae (Logrunners), Eupetidae (Jewel-babblers and Allies), Pachycephalidae (Whistlers), Petroicidae (Australasian Robins), Maluridae (Fairywrens), Dasyornithidae (Bristlebirds), Acanthizidae (Thornbills), Epthianuridae (Australian Chats), Neosittidae (Sittellas), Climacteridae (Australasian Treecreepers), and Paridae (Tits and Chickadees)

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 12): Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 13): Penduline-tits to Shrikes by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 13 covers Order Passeriformes: Remizidae (Penduline-tits), Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits), Sittidae (Nuthatches), Tichodromidae (Wallcreeper), Certhiidae (Treecreepers), Rhabdornithidae (Rhabdornis), Nectariniidae (Sunbirds), Melanocharitidae (Berrypeckers and Longbills), Paramythiidae (Painted Berrypeckers), Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers), Pardalotidae (Pardalotes), Zosteropidae (White-eyes), Promeropidae (Sugarbirds), Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters), Oriolidae (Orioles), and Laniidae (Shrikes).

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 13): Penduline-tits to Shrikes

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 14): Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 14 covers Order Passeriformes: Malaconotidae (Bush-shrikes), Prionopidae (Helmet-shrikes), Vangidae (Vangas), Dicruridae (Drongos), Callaeidae (New Zealand Wattlebirds), Notiomystidae (Stitchbird), Grallinidae (Mudlarks), Corcoracidae (Australian Mudnesters), Artamidae (Woodswallows), Cracticidae (Butcherbirds), Pityriaseidae (Bristlehead), Ptilonorhynchidae (Bowerbirds), Paradisaeidae (Birds-of-paradise), Corvidae (Crows), Buphagidae (Oxpeckers), Sturnidae (Starlings), and Passeridae (Old World Sparrows).

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 14): Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 15): Weavers to New World Warblers by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 15 covers Family Ploceidae (Weavers), Family Viduidae (Whydahs and Indigobirds), Family Estrildidae (Waxbills), Family Vireonidae (Vireos), Family Fringillidae (Finches), Family Drepanididae (Hawaiian Honeycreepers), Family Peucedramidae (Olive Warbler), Family Parulidae (New World Warblers). Foreword on conservation of the world's birds by Stuart Butchart, Nigel Collar, Alison Stattersfield, and Leon Bennun.

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 15): Weavers to New World Warblers NEW

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 16): Tanagers to New World Blackbirds by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors) - The Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 16 covers the last four families of the series, including two of the largest of all, the tanagers (283 species) and the buntings and New World sparrows (326 species), as well as the cardinals and the New World blackbirds, the latter including such spectacular birds as the orioles and oropendolas. Covers Family Thraupidae (Tanagers) by Steven Hilty; Family Cardinalidae (Cardinals) by Ronald Orenstein and David Brewer; Family Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows) by James Rising, Alvaro Jaramillo, José Luis Copete, Steve Madge, and Peter Ryan; and Family Icteridae (New World Blackbirds) by Rosendo Fraga. Foreword on Climate Change and Birds, by Anders Pape Møller.

Handbook of the Birds of the World (Volume 16): Tanagers to New World Blackbirds NEW

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott & David Christie (Editors)

Price: $299.00

Munias and Mannikins by Robin Restall - Munias and mannikins are one genus in a colorful family of seed-eating songbirds that live in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Australasia, Africa, and various Pacific islands. This book is the first comprehensive account of the forty-one species of this group of Old World seedeaters. Robin Restall provides a natural history of each species, including field characteristics, status, habitat, morphology, habits and behavior, food and feeding, movements, calls and song, courtship and display, breeding, distribution, a detailed species description, hybrids, and conservation status. Of special significance are Restall's line drawings and paintings: included in the book are 16 color plates of perched birds in field guide style depicting every known plumage; 64 colored measured drawings of individual birds that show plumage variation; and numerous line drawings, most of which show behavior never before illustrated. The book also contains distribution maps and sonograms.

Munias and Mannikins

by Robin Restall

Price: $69.00

New Zealand Birds in Focus by Geoff Moon - Recognized as one of the world's outstanding photographers of bird life, this superb collection of more than 350 photographs of New Zealand birds is the author's personal selection. Bird lovers will find this book a treasure.

New Zealand Birds in Focus

by Geoff Moon

Price: $60.00

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World by Tony Juniper & Mike Parr - This is the first book created primarily for the field identification of the 350 species of parrots, complete with range maps and color illustrations of every species and most subspecies. It offers many first-hand insights into the ecology of each species, vocalizations, life cycle characteristics, and geographical variations. It also provides up-to-date information on the conservation status of endangered and threatened species.

Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World

by Tony Juniper & Mike Parr

Price: $74.95

Parrots of the World by Joseph M. Forshaw - From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world — and also among the most endangered. This stunningly illustrated, easy-to-use field guide covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of parrots, and is the only guide organized by geographical distribution — Australasian, Afro-Asian, and neotropical. It features 146 superb color plates depicting every kind of parrot, as well as detailed, facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status. Color distribution maps show ranges of all subspecies, and field identification is further aided by relevant upperside and underside flight images. This premier field guide also shows where to observe each species in the wild, helping make this the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the parrots of the world.

Parrots of the World NEW

by Joseph Forshaw

Price: $29.95

Thrushes by Peter Clement - This is the first book in nearly one hundred years that is solely devoted to thrushes. It treats comprehensively the world's 162 species of true thrushes, providing a wealth of detailed information on identification and distribution of each species, with a reference to all recognized races. Emphasis is placed on vocalizations, plus habitat, range, movements, and breeding behavior. This will be, undoubtedly, the standard work on thrushes for many years to come.

Thrushes

by Peter Clement

Price: $65.00

 

 

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