Seabirds

Seabirds : An Identification Guide

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This revised edition of Harrison's guide to seabirds of the world, with full colour paintings of 1600 birds covering 312 species, has been updated to include recent research. The illustrations usually show several views of a species and each bird has been given an individual account. The text treats each species in depth, stressing the various distinct colours forms within species and closely examining the sub-species. Flight, behaviour, distribution and similar species are fully discussed. Each illustration has a facing caption page which is cross-referenced to the main body of the text for quick identification.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 42mm | 1,279.12g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 1600 colour paintings, 324 distribution maps, line drawings, glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0747014108
  • 9780747014102

Table of contents

Part 1: topography of a seabird; seabird identification charcters; recording observations of seabirds; seabird groups. Part 2 Systematic section: penguins; divers/loons; grebes; albatrosses; petrels and shearwaters; storm-petrels; diving-petrels; tropicbirds; pelicans; gannets and boobies; cormorants; frigatebirds; phalaropes; sheathbills; skuas; gulls; terns and noddies; skimmers; auks; seaducks.show more