Grebes of the World
Malcolm Ogilvie & Chris Rose
A visual treat. The paintings by Chris Rose and text by Malcolm Ogilvie are superb.
Malcolm Ogilvie has amassed a wealth of information on every aspect of the family. The book is divided into 3 sections.
The first, the introduction, begins with grebe taxonomy, listing each species and sub-species and detailing their distribution. Sections on size, plumage, behaviour, diet and conservation follow. The main part of the book is taken up with the species accounts. Description includes a distribution map, but this is not an identification guide or scientific monograph. For each species there is a superb full-page painting showing the grebe in summer plumage in its natural habitat. Painted by Chris Rose - a leading bird artist - the illustrations bring these elegant birds to life.
The final section of the book condenses all the hard facts of grebe life into four appendices of how and when all of the specific and subspecific names of grebes originated. There is also a double-page plate showing all winter plumages. 112 pages.
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