From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world - and also among the most endangered. This stunningly illustrated, easy-to-use field guide covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of parrots, and is the only guide organised by geographical distribution - Australasian, Afro-Asian, and neotropical. It features 146 superb colour plates depicting every kind of parrot, as well as detailed, facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat and status.
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Joseph M. Forshaw is one of Australia's foremost ornithologists and is recognized internationally as a leading expert on parrots. He is the author of several books, including "Parrots of the World", with William Cooper; "Australian Parrots"; "The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds";" Kingfishers and Related Birds"; and "Turacos: A Natural History of the Musophagidae". Frank Knight has been an illustrator for more than twenty-five years, producing illustrations for scientific papers, books, and lectures. His work appears in "A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia"; and in "A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia".Review:
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"Once again Joseph Forshaw has raised the bar of avian identification guides. His latest book . . . is a superbly written and illustrated book on all parrot species and subspecies of the world. . . . I cannot recommend this book highly enough and believe it should hold pride of place in any collection of avian volumes."--Susie Anderson, Australian Aviculture
"Joseph Forshaw's name is synonymous with quality parrot books. . . . For the serious parrot enthusiast, this excellent book is a must-have. Without a doubt, Parrots of the World: An Identification Guide, will remain for years to come, the definitive work on the subject of parrot identification."--Russell Kingston, Australian Birdkeeper
"As well as helping identification this terrific book also covers the relationships between parrot families, plus their relationship with humans and subsequent conservation issues affecting the birds today. Any fan of birding in the tropics will want a copy, as will those with an interest from an aviculture perspective."--The Visitor
"A wonderful addition to any avian library."--AFA Watchbird
"This is a very valuable reference text."--Roger Wilkinson, Newsletter of the World Parrot Trust
"Altogether it is a fine addition to the literature and one that will please the most discriminate reader."--Charles E. Keller, Indiana Audubon Quarterly
"By far the most comprehensive and illustrative handbook for distinguishing all 350 extant species of psittacines in the world.... An essential tool."--Auk
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Descrizione libro TFH Publications, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110876669593
Descrizione libro TFH Publications. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0876669593 This is a hardcover book. Codice libro della libreria FL.697