Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds

Editor/Author Perrins, Christopher
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Windmill Books (Andromeda International)

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-78121-097-0
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 859
Book Status: Available
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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds is a comprehensive and lavishly illustrated reference to the world's birds. Accessibly written by renowned biologists and conservationists, and illustrated in color throughout, the book provides authoritative and systematic accounts of every bird family, covering form and function, distribution, diet, social behavior, breeding biology, and conservation and status.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Notes on Classification
  • What is a Bird?
  • Ostrich
  • Rheas
  • Emus
  • Cassowaries
  • Kiwis
  • Tinamous
  • Penguins
  • Loons or Divers
  • Grebes
  • Albatrosses
  • Shearwaters and Petrels
  • Storm Petrels
  • Diving Petrels
  • Pelicans
  • Gannets and Boobies
  • Tropicbirds
  • Cormorants
  • Frigatebirds
  • Darters
  • Herons and Bitterns
  • Storks
  • Ibises and Spoonbills
  • Hammerhead
  • Shoebill
  • Flamingos
  • Screamers
  • Swans, Geese, and Ducks
  • New World Vultures
  • Secretarybird
  • Falcons
  • Hawks, Eagles, and Old World Vultures
  • Pheasants and Quails
  • Turkeys
  • Guineafowl
  • Megapodes
  • Guans and Curassows
  • Cranes
  • Rails
  • Limpkin
  • Trumpeters
  • Bustards
  • Buttonquails
  • Mesites
  • Kagu
  • Sun Bittern
  • Seriemas
  • Finfoots
  • Sandpipers and Snipes
  • Phalaropes
  • Avocets and Stilts
  • Jacanas
  • Painted Snipes
  • Oystercatchers
  • Crab Plover
  • Stone Curlews
  • Pratincoles and Coursers
  • Seed Snipes
  • Plains Wanderer
  • Sheathbills
  • Gulls
  • Terns
  • Skuas and Jaegers
  • Auks
  • Sandgrouse
  • Pigeons
  • Parrots, Lories, and Cockatoos
  • Cuckoos
  • Hoatzin
  • Turacos
  • Owls
  • Barn and Bay Owls
  • Nightjars
  • Frogmouths
  • Owlet-nightjars
  • Potoos
  • Oilbird
  • Swifts
  • Treeswifts
  • Hummingbirds
  • Trogons
  • Mousebirds
  • Kingfishers
  • Motmots
  • Todies
  • Bee-eaters
  • Rollers
  • Cuckoo Roller
  • Hoopoe
  • Wood-hoopoes
  • Hornbills
  • Toucans
  • Honeyguides
  • Barbets
  • Pufibirds
  • Jacamars
  • Woodpeckers
  • New Zealand Wrens
  • Pittas
  • Asities
  • Broadbills
  • Tyrant Flycatchers
  • Cotingas
  • Manakins
  • Ovenbirds
  • Woodcreepers
  • Antbirds
  • Gnateaters
  • Tapaculos
  • Australasian Treecreepers
  • Lyrebirds
  • Scrub-birds
  • Bowerbirds
  • Fairy Wrens and their Allies
  • Honeyeaters and Australian Chats
  • Australian Warblers
  • Australo-Papuan Robins
  • Logrunners and their Allies
  • Australo-Papuan Babblers
  • Whistlers
  • Vireos
  • Crows
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Wood Swallows
  • Magpie-larks and Australian Mudnesters
  • Butcherbirds and their Allies
  • New Zealand Wattlebirds
  • Old World Orioles
  • Cuckoo-shrikes
  • Fan tail Flycatchers
  • Drongos
  • Monarch Flycatchers
  • Leafbirds
  • loras
  • Shrikes
  • Helmet-shrikes
  • Bush-shrikes
  • Vangas, Wattle-eyes, and Batises
  • Rockfowl and Rockjumpers
  • Palmchat
  • Grey Hypocolius
  • Waxwings and Silky Flycatchers
  • Dippers
  • Thrushes
  • Old World Flycatchers
  • Starlings and Mynas
  • Mockingbirds
  • Nuthatches
  • Holarctic Treecreepers
  • Philippine Rhabdornises
  • Wrens
  • Gnatcatchers
  • Penduline Tits
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Bulbuls
  • White-eyes
  • Old World Warblers
  • Firecrests and Kinglets
  • Babblers and Laughingthrushes
  • Larks
  • Flowerpeckers
  • Sunbirds, Spiderhunters, and Sugarbirds
  • Sparrows and Snowfinches
  • Weavers
  • Wagtails and Pipits
  • Accentors
  • Waxbills and Whydahs
  • Chaffinches
  • Finches
  • Hawaiian Honeycreepers
  • Buntings and New World Sparrows
  • Cardinal Grosbeaks
  • New World Warblers
  • Tanagers and Tanager Finches
  • Icterids
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography