Peter Clement & Ren Hathway
This is the first book for almost a century solely devoted to thrushes, one of the most widespread and well-known bird families. It is a comprehensive treatment of the world's 162 species of true thrush and includes many of the most familiar garden species as well as some of the rarest of all birds.
Following the style of other Helm guides, Thrushes contains detailed information on identification and distribution, with a full description of each species. Other sections deal with habitat and range, movements (many species are long-distance migrants), and breeding behaviour. For the first time, all species in the family Turdidae are illustrated in full colour, with supplementary line drawings depicting particular aspects of shape or plumage. The 60 colour plates by Ren Hathway comprise approximately 540 images, covering all but one, long-extinct, species, illustrating adults, immatures, and most of the distinctive races. Additional illustrations by Clive Byers and Jan Wilczur. The plates are accompanied by colour maps showing the breeding and wintering range for each species. 464 pages.
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