Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa: The Birds of the Western Palearctic Volume IX: Buntings and New World Warblers

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9780198548430: Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa: The Birds of the Western Palearctic Volume IX: Buntings and New World Warblers

This is the ninth and final volume of the complete work. It contains 61 comprehensive species descriptions, with sections devoted to field characteristics, habitat, distribution, mortality, population, movements, food, social patterns and behavior, breeding, voice, plumages, moults, measurements, weights, structure, and geographical variation. Species include: Passeriforms, Parulidae New World Wood-Warblers, Thraupidae Tanagers, Emberizinae Buntings and allies, Cardinalinae Cardinal-Grosbeaks and allies, Icteridae New World Blackbirds and allies, Orioles and allies, and additional species.

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About the Author:

C. M. Perrins, Professor of Ornithology and Director of Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, University of Oxford.

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'There is something both for the professional scientist and for the keen amateur eager to progress beyond the limitations of the generally available field guides... The colour plates by the cream of Britain's bird artists are of first-class quality.'David Jobbins, ornithologist and assistant
editor of the THES (The Times Higher) November 4, 1994

'The plates in these two volumes are among the best in the whole series ... it is a magnificent work.'
David Tomlinson, New Scientist, December 1994

'it is a magnificent work'
New Scientist

`To say it is a landmark in modern ornithology is probably an understatement. If you are serious about birdwatching but haven't yet got the set, then get it.'
Hampshire Ornithological Society

`I wholeheartedly recommend these two volumes, with their wealth of information, even without the rest of the set. I cannot recommend it more highly than by stating that it is the most-used reference in the RSPB library.'
Ian Dawson, World Birdwatch 17.1

`The quality of the plates is also outstanding, especially those of the finches by Hilary Burns and Chris Rose in Volume 8 and of the buntings by Trevor Boyer and Iam Lewington in volume 9.'
Patrick Y. Bergkamp, University of Amsterdam, Bull. B.O.C. 1995 115 (1)

`this is a reference work, not something to dip into when you have an idle moment ... it is a magnificent work'
David Tomlinson, New Scientist

`I am glad I have collected BWP from the outset and for me these last two volumes are essential purchases ... they are beyond compare for comprehensive and complete detail ... OUP deserves a big thank you from ornithologists everywhere for seeing through its commitment to such a commendable
and admirably-executed undertaking.'
Dominic Mitchell

`this is a 'must' for all discerning birders'
Colin Bradshaw, British Birds, vo. 88, no. 6, June 1995

`The encyclopedia's excellent scholarship yet clear and readable text is supplemented by stunning photography. An ideal present for bird keepers young and old.'
Cage and Aviary Birds

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