Handbook of the Birds of the World; Volume 5 Barn Owls to Hummingbirds

Handbook of the Birds of the World; Volume 5 Barn Owls to Hummingbirds

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Volume 5 includes the orders Strigiformes, Caprimulgiformes, and Apodiformes. Families covered are Tytonidae (Barn Owls); Strigidae (Typical Owls); Steatornithidae (Oilbird); Podargidae (Frogmouths); Aegothelidae (Owlet-nightjars); Nyctibiidae (Potoos); Caprimulgidae (Nightjars); Apodidae (Swifts); Hemiprocnidae (Tree-swifts); and Trochilidae (Hummingbirds).


The book includes a foreword on risk indicators and status assessment in birds.

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This is the 5th of the multi-volume series designed to provide the first comprehensive account of all the species of birds in the world. It covers from Barn-owls to Hummingbirds.

Each chapter, headed by a summary box, deals with a different family, and it is subdivided into sections: systematics; morphological aspects; habitat; general habits; voice; food and feeding; breeding; movements; relationship with man; status and conservation; a general bibliography and detailed species accounts.

The species accounts include names in French, German and Spanish, in addition to scientific and English names. Each species features taxonomic notes; subspecies and distribution; habitat; food and feeding; breeding; movements; status and conservation and a selected bibliography. 406 striking photographs illustrate unusual features, such as courtship behaviour, thermoregulation or feeding techniques.

It includes 76 colour plates, 758 colour distribution maps, and 8000 bibliographical references.

ISBN 9788487334252
Format Hardback
Language English
Author Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, Jordi Sargatal
Page Count 759
Published 1999
Illustrations Colour Photographs, Colour Plates, Maps

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