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    Shrikes of the World

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    AuthorNorbert Lefranc
    LanguageEnglish
    ISBN9781472933775
    PublisherBloomsbury
    Pages336
    Size240 x 170 mm
    FormatHardcover
    ImagesColour images, illustrations and distribution maps
    Year published2022

    Beautiful, colourful, often fearless hunters of large insects and small vertebrates, shrikes are among the most admired of all avian groups. The group is widespread (particularly in the Old World) with a large number of species, though many populations have plummeted in recent years, especially in Europe.

    This is a second edition of Norbert Lefranc's Shrikes, fully updated from its 1997 predecessor. The introductory texts have been significantly expanded and six new sections have been added in the species accounts: vagrancy, foraging behaviour, breeding success, population trends, conservation and taxonomic notes. Special attention has been given to the latest developments in shrike systematics, not forgotten by the DNA revolution.

    The species accounts give information about the past and current distribution, along with threats and conservation status. Detailed and fully revised maps accompany the authoritative text, along with hundreds of high-quality photos showcasing racial and ageing differences as well as interesting aspects of shrike behaviour. An exceptional new series of plates by Tim Worfolk have been created, with more individual plumages shown than in the previous edition.

    This beautiful book represents the definitive account of shrikes and their relationships, appearance, conservation and lifestyle; it will be treasured by birdwatchers and professional ornithologists alike.

    Table of Contents
     
    Introduction
    Acknowledgements
    Style and layout of the book
    Taxonomy and relationships
    A brief historical approach
    True shrike systematics
    Overview of the genus Lanius
    Overview of the genus Eurocephalus
    Colour plates
    Species accounts
    Bibliography
    Index

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    9781472933775
    EAN
    9781472933775

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