Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide

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A&C Black, 19 jun. 2014 - 448 pagina's
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Woodpeckers remain one of the most popular families of birds, and they are certainly one of the more unusual. Their legendary ability to excavate holes in wood is well known, and they are uniquely adapted for living in trees - though a few species have become more adapted to ground-dwelling. The family ranges from the tiny piculets of tropical forests to the mighty Imperial Woodpecker of Mexico, sadly now extinct. In between there is a considerable variety of species, all of a roughly similar shape and design, inhabiting forests and woodlands through the world except Australasia and Antarctica.

Covering 239 species, this book is the first definitive photographic guide to woodpeckers. Detailed text looks in detail at the biology of the birds, with particular emphasis on field identification, along with voice, habitat, status, racial variation and distribution. The text is accompanied by a series of high-quality photographs – more than 750 images, carefully selected to highlight identification criteria. Each species entry is completed by an accurate colour range map.

A sister to Owls of the World in the Helm Photographic Guides series, Woodpeckers of the World is an informative, fact-filled and beautifully illustrated guide to a group beloved by all birders.
 

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THE BASICS hardcover; covers all 239 species of woodpeckers in the world; 722 good color photographs show all but five of the species; this is a photographic and natural history guide but not purely ... Volledige review lezen

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GEOCOLAPTES
190
DENDROPICOS
193
DENDROCOPOS
218
PICOIDES
268
VENILIORNIS
293
PICULUS
317
COLAPTES
335
CELEUS
364

PLUMAGE AND MOULT
22
FOOD AND FORAGING
24
FLIGHT
27
CALLS
28
THE IMPORT ANCE OF WOODPECKERS
30
NOTES ON THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS
33
JYNX
35
PICUMNUS
40
SASIA
88
NESOCTITES
94
HEMICIRCUS
97
MELANERPES
102
SPHYRAPICUS
153
XIPHIDIOPICUS
162
CAMPETHERA
165
DRYOCOPUS
384
CAMPEPHILUS
399
CHRYSOPHLEGMA
422
PICUS
429
DINOPIUM
456
CHRYSOCOLAPTES
467
BLYTHIPICUS
484
REINWARDTIPICUS
489
MICROPTERNUS
492
MEIGLYPTES
495
MULLERIPICUS
502
BIBLIOGRAPHY
510
PHOTOGRAPHIC CREDITS
519
INDEX
521
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by Gerard Gorman

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