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by Joseph M. Forshaw

Illustrated by William T. Cooper

Published by Lansdowne Editions; Weldon Publishing. 3rd. 1989

Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Third (revised) edition. Large, heavy format. 12.25 x 8.75 inches. 672 pages. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Every species and subspecies including those now extinct is described. Standard taxonomic measurements taken from museum specimens are listed as part of these descriptions. Information on distribution, status, habitats, general habits, movements, feeding, call-notes, and nesting habits, including measurements of eggs are given. There is a distribution map for each species. A total of almost 500 birds are magnificently illustrated in colour.

Spine and corners bumped with small split to base of spine. Small dents to cover edges. Contents fine. Dustwrapper has a couple of small puncture holes to rear edge of spine and there is a barcode label stuck to rear panel.

ISBN: 0701828005
Stock no. 1324352

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