Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World

Author: Derek Onley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 747

Famous for their size and elegance in flight, albatrosses are familiar to anyone who has travelled through the southern oceans, and are a flagship family of conservation concern. However, albatrosses are just one of several groups of 'pelagic' birds - those that visit land only to breed, and spend the rest of their lives far from the coast, soaring from ocean to ocean in a never-ending search for food. Mysterious and graceful, these birds can present a formidable identification challenge to even the most experienced birder. This fixed-format ebook provides the answer - the first comprehensive guide to pelagic birds, the albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, storm-petrels and diving petrels. Optimised for iPad, it features the book in crisp, clear high-resolution. A total of 46 detailed, fully zoomable colour plates highlight key ID criteria of the birds in flight, with close-ups of diagnostic regions of the plumage. The plates are accompanied by accurate distribution maps, while the sparkling text brings the world of these amazing birds to life. Sea-watchers all around the world will find this superb field guide indispensable – and no birder will want to be without it.

Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World

Author: Derek Onley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 339

The first comprehensive guide to pelagic birds - those that only visit land to breed, and spend the rest of their lives soaring from ocean to ocean.

Birds of the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Socotra

Author: Nigel Redman

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 102

The first field guide to the birds of this varied and fascinating region and a companion to Birds of East Africa by two of the same authors.

Kunapipi

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Category: English literature

Page:

View: 991

Birds of Australia

Author: Ken Simpson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 381

View: 384

Rev. ed. of: Field guide to the birds of Australia. 5th ed. Ringwood, Victoria, Australia: Penguin Books Australia, 1996.

Atlantic Seabirds

Quarterly Journal of the Seabird Group and of the Dutch Seabird Group

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Category: Sea birds

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View: 530

Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America

A Photographic Guide

Author: Steve N. G. Howell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 221

Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the most beautiful yet least known of all the world's birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Largely colored in shades of gray, black, and white, these enigmatic and fast-flying seabirds can be hard to differentiate, particularly from a moving boat. Useful worldwide, not just in North America, this photographic guide is based on unrivaled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-color images to help you identify these remarkable birds. The first book of its kind, this guide features an introduction that explains ocean habitats and the latest developments in taxonomy. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features such as flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, and migration routes. Species accounts are arranged into groups helpful for field identification, and an overview of unique identification challenges is provided for each group. The guide also includes distribution maps for regularly occurring species as well as a bibliography, glossary, and appendixes. The first state-of-the-art photographic guide to these enigmatic seabirds Includes hundreds of full-color photos throughout Features detailed species accounts that describe flight, plumage, distribution, and more Provides overviews of ocean habitats, taxonomy, and conservation Offers tips on how to observe and identify birds at sea

Seabirds of the World

A Photographic Guide

Author: Peter Harrison

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

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Category: Sea birds

Page: 317

View: 902

A reference guide to the seabirds of the world.