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Shrikes: A Guide to the Shrikes of the World (Hardback)

Norbert Lefranc

Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 1997
ISBN 10: 0300073364 / ISBN 13: 9780300073362
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Titre : Shrikes: A Guide to the Shrikes of the World...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardback

Illustrateur : Tim Worfolk

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Shrikes are a charismatic group of small- to medium-sized birds with striking raptor-hooked bills and a face mask that gives them the look of small, fierce highwaymen. Their Latin flame, Lanius, means butcher, and shrikes are commonly known as butcher-birds for their habit of impaling insect prey on the thorns of bushes. This book is the first complete guide to the thirty-one species in three genera of the family Laniidae.Along with superb illustrations and range maps to facilitate successful field identification of all the shrike species, this useful book contains the most recent information on the entire shrike family.Shrikes are found throughout most of the Palearctic region and North America. The smallest member of the family, Emin s Shrike, lives in central Africa and is about the size of a house finch or greenfinch. The populations of many shrike species -- including the Great Grey Shrike, the Lesser Grey Shrike, the Woodchat Shrike, and the Red-backed Shrike in Europe and the Loggerhead Shrike in North America -- have declined alarmingly, in large part due to changing farming methods. To conserve their numbers, all are now legally protected. This thorough book discusses terminology, classification, the general biology of shrikes, and conservation issues. Its baseline data on the shrikes of the world will provide a solid foundation for all future work on the species. N° de réf. du libraire BZV9780300073362

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Synopsis : The "true" shrikes are a striking group of birds occurring throughout most of the Old World and North America. This is a comprehensive guide to 31 species of shrike from all over the world. It includes information on distribution, general behaviour, ecology and conservation, as well as on identification features. The author covers the latest taxonomic views on the family, and considers the Southern grey shrike to be a separate species from the great grey shrike.

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