Sunbirds: A Guide to the Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Spiderhunters and Sugarbirds of the World

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A&C Black, 30 lip 2010 - 384
The insect-eating sunbirds of the Old World are amongst the most glamorous of all bird families. This guide provides a comprehensive resource on the sunbirds and their allies, with 48 colour plates portraying all major plumage variations and many species depicted on typical food plants.

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INTRODUCTION
11
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
12
STYLE AND LAYOUT OF THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS
13
TOPOGRAPHY
15
MORPHOLOGY
16
RELATIONSHIPS AND TAXONOMY
20
BEHAVIOUR
22
BREEDING
26
PARASITES
28
MORTALITY AND PREDATORS
29
MIGRATION AND OTHER MOVEMENTS
30
CONSERVATION
31
COLOUR PLATES
32
SYSTEMATIC SECTION
129
REFERENCES
361
INDEX
376

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT
27

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Informacje o autorze (2010)

Lead author Johannes Erritzoe is a Danish author and naturalist whose previous books include Pittas of the World. Clive Mann is an ornithologist from London, UK. An expert on the birds of southeast Asia, his previous titles include Birds of Borneo and, with Bob Cheke, the Helm Identification Guide Sunbirds of the World. Frederik Brammer is a neotropical bird specialist from Sao Paolo, Brazil, while Richard Fuller is an ornithologist from the University of Durham, UK who is currently resident in Australia.

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