Stock Image

Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes

Harris, Tony

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0691070369 / ISBN 13: 9780691070360
Published by Princeton University Press
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From The Book Bin (Salem, OR, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 31, 1998 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 35.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.75 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

0691070369 Book is Like New, has light bumping to corners. Color illustrated. Dust Jacket has corner and shelf wear. Age toning to spine and edges. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBC-0K81109

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

About this title

Synopsis:

Shrikes are a group of spectacular predators, many with brilliant colors and striking displays and sounds. Located in North America, Eurasia, and Africa, they occupy a wide spectrum of terrestrial habitats, from sparsely vegetated deserts to tropical forests, and have diverse foraging and breeding strategies. Capturing this diversity is the primary goal of Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes, the first field guide to cover the identification, biology, and relationships of all 114 species of shrikes and their close relatives.


All species are portrayed in 41 beautiful color plates, consisting of over 480 illustrations that depict differences in sex, age, geographical variation, and flight pattern. Facing the plates are identification captions and color distribution maps for at-a-glance reference. Detailed species accounts provide current knowledge on field identification, plumage descriptions, geographical variation, moult, distribution, movements, foraging behavior, food, sounds, and breeding behavior. The guide provides an explanation of the history of relationships within the group, highlighting issues of conservation and species identification. For each genus, acoustic and visual signals are summarized and used to map similarities in an effort to identify species from the perspective of behavioral communication.



Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes responds to the great interest in shrikes that has developed over the last century, along with controversies surrounding their origins and classification. It offers new identification strategies as well as extensive information in a format designed to please everyone from birders to conservationists to ornithologists.

From the Back Cover:

-- Comprehensive identification guide to the 114 species of shrikes, bush-shrikes, wood-shrikes, helmet-shrikes, flycatcher-shrikes, philentomas, batises, and wattle-eyes throughout the world
-- Detailed text covering field identification, plumage descriptions, geographical variation, moult, distribution, movements, foraging behavior, food, sounds, and breeding behavior
-- 41 color plates depicting every species, including most differences in sex, age, geographical variation, and flight pattern
-- Over 100 color maps showing breeding and wintering ranges

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We are a medium-sized general bookstore with approximately 100,000 books in stock of which 95% are used or remaindered and 5% are new. We have over 30,000 books listed for sale online. Our physical store includes a rare book room where we have the unusual, the fragile, and the collectible. Books in the rare book room cover a wide range of subjects with a focus on science fiction, fantasy and horror, literature and poetry, metaphysics, and children's books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

Books may be returned for any reason within two weeks of delivery. We accept Visa, Mastercard, check, PayPal or money order. Please make all checks/money orders payable to The Book Bin, Inc.


Shipping Terms:

Orders ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express