Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds

Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds

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For any naturalist, the name 'New Guinea' conjures up one group of animals above all others - the sensational birds of paradise, renowned for their dazzling and diverse plumages. This book, the first comprehensive monograph to the group this century, also includes the bower birds, a group that extends into Australia that is perhaps best known for the males' construction of 'bowers', structures of twigs and sticks used to tempt in females..

This Helm Identification Guide will cover the taxonomy, biology and conservation of these birds in great detail, including a series of plates packed with beautiful illustrations from Richard Allen, and hundreds of photographs covering the full range of racial and age-related plumage variety.

The product of almost two decades of research and scholarship and a must-have book for anyone interested in these stunning birds, this will remain the standard reference on birds of paradise for many years to come.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 170 x 240mm
  • Helm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 colour plates; colour photos throughout
  • 0713660279
  • 9780713660272

About Phil Gregory

Phil Gregory is an ornithologist and tour leader based in Australia with decades of experience of the birds of New Guinea. Richard Allen is a world-renowned bird artist.
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