Cuckoos of the World

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Cuckoos of the World

Autorzy: Johannes Erritzoe, Clive F. Mann, Frederik Brammer, Richard A. Fuller

The Common Cuckoo has long been of fascination, with its breeding strategy of laying eggs surreptitiously in the nests of other birds, leaving these unwitting hosts to go through the hard work of chick-rearing at the expense of their own young, and as a harbinger of spring in its breeding areas. However, this familiar bird belongs to a well—defined and widespread family that contains not only cuckoos but malkohas, couas, coucals, roadrunners and others, some of which are colourful, and all of which are elegant. Many are not brood-parasites, but instead make nests and raise their own young; some are migrants like the common cuckoo, but a number are not; and as well as traditional pair-bonds there is polyandry, polygyny and group-nesting.

This book describes all 144 species ofthe Cuculidae in exceptional detail, with accurate range maps and superb illustrations by four world-renowned artists to show different plumages and subspecies. Despite many species being difficult to see well--often their presence is only revealed by vocalisations--photographs, many of a very high standard, of almost all species are also included, further aiding identification.

Cuckoos Of the World brings together not only personal field and museum research from the four authors, but information from a number of sources, including a comprehensive literature review. Our knowledge of these birds is far from complete, even in intensively studied species such as the common cuckoo, and much remains to be discovered.

This book represents the definitive reference on the identification of cuckoos. It is hoped that it will engender a wider interest in cuckoos and be a spur to future research.

Rok wydania

2012

Wydawnictwo:

Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd

Liczba stron:

554

Format:

18x25 cm

ISBN:

978-0713660340

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