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BIRDS OF WESTERN AFRICA (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES)
Written by Ron Derney. Illustrated by Nik Borrow.
Stock no. 1820186
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 2001. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Describing 1,285 species, representing the entire avifauna of the region. 147 original colour plates, comprising over 3000 figures and depicting every species described. Also includes distribution maps and line drawings. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 832 pages includes index. ISBN: 0713639598. Vertical crease to spine (from previous use). Top and bottom edge of boards rubbed. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Light stain to lower margin of last few pages. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased, just a little grubby/scuffed.

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COTINGAS AND MANAKINS
Written by Guy M. Kirwan; Graeme Green. Illustrated by Eustace Barnes.
Stock no. 2133646
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 2011. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Families of birds of the New World tropics much sought-after by birdwatchers for their colourful displays, unusual plumage and in some cases great rarity. Black boards, gilt title to spine. 34 beautiful colour plates by Barnes, 400 stunning colour photographs plus detailed distribution maps. 624 pages includes index. A Helm Identification Guide. ISBN: 9780713660258. Couple of small knocks to spine. Wrapper spine is starting to fade.

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WILDFOWL: AN IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO THE DUCKS, GEESE AND SWANS OF THE WORLD
Written by Steve Madge; Hilary Burn.
Stock no. 2133643
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1988. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A concise review of all wildfowl, illustrating all major plumages and subspecies in colour to enable anyone to identify them. Grey boards with gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations, 298 pages. ISBN: 0747022011. Tape residue and some marks to endpapers/pastedowns. Wrapper is creased with faded spine.

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WARBLERS OF EUROPE, ASIA AND NORTH AFRICA
Written by Kevin Baker.
Stock no. 2133642
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1997. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Colour illustrations. Colour distribution maps. ISBN: 0713639717. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Light glue/tape marks to pastedowns. Wrapper is creased.

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A HANDBOOK TO THE SWALLOWS AND MARTINS OF THE WORLD
Written by Angela Turner. Illustrated by Chris Rose.
Stock no. 2133641
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1989. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Chapters on the family's characteristics, classification, distribution, ecology, behaviour, breeding biology and population status, as well as a short account of each species. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. viii and 258 pages includes index. ISBN: 0747032025. Surface paper damage/lifting to pastedowns. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Wrapper is browned to spine.

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FINCHES & SPARROWS AN IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
Written by Peter Clement. Illustrated by Alan Harris; John Davis.
Stock no. 2133640
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1993. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

An identification guide to the world's 'true' finches and sparrows, all 290 species in the families Fringillidae, Estrildidae and Passeridae are described and illustrated in colour. 73 Colour Plates. Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0713680172. Some page edge browning. Wrapper has some creasing and is browned to spine.

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ROBINS AND CHATS
Written by Peter Clement; Chris Rose.
Stock no. 2133637
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 2015. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

This authoritative handbook looks in detail at the world's 175 species of robins and chats, discussing the identification and habits of these birds on a species-by-species basis. 62 superb colour plates that illustrate age and racial plumage differences. More than 600 stunning colour photographs plus distribution maps. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. 688 pages includes index. A Helm Identification Guide. ISBN: 9780713639636. A few light marks to outer page edges.

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KINGFISHERS BEE-EATERS & ROLLERS
Written by C. Hilary Fry; Kathie Fry. Illustrated by Alan Harris.
Stock no. 2133636
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1992. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

An invaluable guide to these stunning birds. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. 40 colour plates. xi and 324 pages including index. ISBN: 0713680288. Surface paper lifting/damage to pastedowns, where it appears that wrapper was at one time stuck to book on flaps. Browning and a few marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some wrinkling to flaps.

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CROWS AND JAYS (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES)
Written by Steve Madge. Illustrated by Hilary Burn.
Stock no. 1319297
Published by Christopher Helm; A. & C. Black Ltd.. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A Guide to the Crows, Jays and Magpies of the World. 120 species of crows, jays and their allies exist in the world today. 30 colour plates. ISBN: 0713639997. Slight bumping to base of spine. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is very slightly faded to spine and ever so slightly rubbed at edges.

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TITS, NUTHATCHES & TREECREEPERS (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES)
Written by Simon Harrap. Illustrated by David Quinn.
Stock no. 1319295
Published by Christopher Helm; A. & C. Black. 1st 1996. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Helm Identification Guide covering all 110 of the world's tits, nuthatches and treecreepers. Light blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour plates. ISBN: 0713639644. Spine and corners slightly rubbed. Small marks to pastedowns (removal of tape?). Contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine and lightly creased.

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NEW WORLD BLACKBIRDS: THE ICTERIDS (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES)
Written by Alvaro Jaramillo; Peter Burke.
Stock no. 1319293
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1999. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A comprehensive guide to the 103 members of the family Icteridae. Orange boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. Colour distribution maps. ISBN: 0713643331. Slight rubbing to spine and corners. Contents fine. Some slight creasing to dustwrapper.

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STARLINGS AND MYNAS (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIIDES)
Written by Christopher J. Feare; Adrian Craig. Illustrated by Barry Croucher; Chris Shields; Kamol Komolphalin.
Stock no. 1319291
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1998. Very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Helm Identification Guides. A comprehensive guide to all 114 members of the starling family. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. Colour distribution maps. ISBN: 071363961X. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Contents fine. Minimal creasing at edges of dustwrapper.

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