Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes
Tony Harris & Kim Franklin
This is the first book to cover the identification, biology and relationships of all true shrikes, bush-shrikes, helmet-shrikes, wood-shrikes, the closely related shrike flycatchers, philentomas, batises and wattle-eyes. This group comprises 114 species in 21 genera within the families Laniidae and Malaconotidae.
All species are portrayed in 41 exciting colour plates, consisting of over 480 illustrations and depicting differences in sex, age, geographical variation, and flight pattern. Facing the plates are identification captions and colour distribution maps for at-a-glance reference. The detailed species accounts form the bulk of the book, providing current knowledge on field identification, plumage descriptions, geographical variation, moult, distribution, movements, general and foraging behaviour. There are appendices with additional information potentially useful for unravelling relationships, a glossary, and a comprehensive bibliography. 392 pages.
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