Pp. xxx, 613; 12 full page color plates from paintings by William Cooper, 3 plates of color photos and historical color illustrations of the birds of paradise, numerous black-and-white text-figures (maps, line-drawings and sonograms). Publisher's original black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, thick small 4to. From the Oxford series "Bird Families of the World." The first part of the book provides a comprehensive and scientifically accurate overview of the biology, ecology, and history of the group. The second part consists of species accounts of the 42 species of birds of paradise, describing their plumage, size, habitat, distribution, diet, reproduction and behavior, and is accompanied by detailed distribution maps and sonograms (from the front dust jacket flap). No ownership marks and no signs of use. A fine (new) copy in a near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Birds of Paradise: Paradisaeidae (Bird ...
Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, . First edition.
Publication Date: 1998
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