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IBIS 158 issue 2, April 2016

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Chatterjee, S. The Rise of Birds: 225 Million Years of Evolution. 2nd edition. xiv + 370 pages, numerous black-and-white illustrations. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Hardback, US$59.95, ISBN 13: 978-1-4214-1590-1; 10: 1-4214-1590-9. Website

Clements, R., Orchard, M., McCanch, N. & Wood, S. Kent Breeding Bird Atlas 2008–13. 216 pages, with many species maps and photographs. Staplehurst: Kent Ornithological Society, 2015. Hardback, £22.50, including p.&p. from C. Roome, Rowland House, Station Road, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0PY, with cheque to the Society; ISBN 978-0-9565670-5-5. Website

Eyre, J. (ed.) Hampshire Bird Atlas 2007–2012. 448 pages with many species maps and photographs. Hampshire: Hampshire Ornithological Society, 2015. Hardback, £35.00+ p.&p., from NHBS, ISBN 978-0-9567712-6-1. Website

Kaplan, G. Bird Minds: Cognition and Behaviour of Australian Native Birds. ix + 268 pages, many black-and-white photographs, drawings, other figures and tables, 2 appendices. Clayton South VIC: CSIRO Publishing, 2015. Paperback, AU$45.00, ISBN 978-1-486-30018-1. Website

Vinicombe, K., Harris, A. & Tucker, L. The Helm Guide to Bird Identification: An In-depth Look at Confusion Species. 396 pages, 1250 bird paintings in 114 plates. London: Christopher Helm (Bloomsbury Publishing), 2014. Paperback, £25.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-3035-3. Website
 
 
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Rabbitts, B. (ed.) Outer Hebrides Bird Report 2011–13, Number 13. 472 pages, drawings, colour photographs, maps, tables. Published by Outer Hebrides Birds, 2015. Paperback. Website

Ryabitsev, V.K. & Tarasov, V.V. (eds) Fauna Urala i Sibiri. Regional’nyy faunisticheskiy zhurnal [Fauna of the Urals and Siberia. Regional faunistic journal No. 1]. (In Russian, with Contents, abstracts and captions in English, some papers entirely in Russian.) 175 pages, black-and-white figures and tables. Yekaterinburg: Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology UB RAS, 2015. ISSN 2411-0051. Website.

Sviridova, T.V. & Okolelov, A.Yu. (eds) [Information Materials of the Working Group on Waders of Northern Eurasia No.28]. (In Russian, with English Contents, summaries and captions.) 56 pages, 3 tables, line drawings. Moscow: Working Group on Waders, 2015. Website

 

IBIS 158 issue 1, January 2016

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Balmer, D., Gillings, S., Caffrey, B., Swann, B., Downie, I. & Fuller, R. Bird Atlas, 2007–11: The Breeding and Wintering Birds of Britain and Ireland. 720 pages, many colour illustrations, photographs and maps. Thetford: BTO Books, 2013. Hardback, £69.99, ISBN: 978-1-908581-28-0. Website: www.bto.org

Couzens, D. Tales of Remarkable Birds. 224 pages, numerous colour photographs. London: Bloomsbury Natural History, 2015. Hardback, £20.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-9023-4. Website: www.bloomsbury.com

Couzens, D. & Sisson, M. The Secret Lives of Puffins. 176 pages, numerous colour photographs. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013. Hardback, £20.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-8667-1. Website: www.bloomsbury.com

Macdonald, H. H is for Hawk. 300 pages. London: Jonathan Cape, 2014. Hardback, £14.99, ISBN 978-0-224-09700-0. Website: www.vintage-books.co.uk

McConnell, S. Witmer Stone. The Fascination of Nature. xii + 411 pages, black-and-white photographs. Published by the author (moc.liamgnull@enots.remtiw), 2014. Paperback, US$ 25.00, ISBN 978-0-692-22938-5. Website: www.witmerstone.com

McGrain, T. The Lost Bird Project. 85 pages, numerous colour illustrations. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2014. Hardback, US$24.95, ISBN 978-1-61168-566-4. Website: www.upne.com

Möller, R. Zur Geschichte der Vogelschutzwarte Seebach bei Mühlhausen (Thüringen). 192 pages, 7 colour photographs, 37 black-and-white illustrations, Anzeiger des Vereins Thüringer Ornithologen Vol. 8, Special Issue 1, 2013. Paperback, € 20.00, ISSN 0940-4708. Website: www.vto-ev.de

Taylor, M. & Tipling, D. RSPB Seabirds. 240 pages, numerous colour photographs. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Hardback, £25.00, ISBN 978-1-4729-0901-5
 
 
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Lewis, C. An Illustrated Coastal Year: the Seashore Uncovered Season by Season. 192 pages, colour illustrations. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. Hardback, £20.00, ISBN 978-1-4729-1170-4. Website: www.bloomsbury.com

Oddie, B. Bill Oddie Unplucked: Columns, Blogs and Musings. 224 pages, many drawings. London: Bloomsbury Natural History, 2015. Hardback, £14.99, ISBN 978-1-4729-1531-3. Website: www.bloomsbury.com

Taylor, M. Robins. (RSPB Spotlight.) 128 pages, numerous colour photographs and other illustrations. London: Bloomsbury Natural History, 2015. Paperback, £9.99, ISBN 978-1-4729-1211-4. Website: www.bloomsbury.com
 
 
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Bergmann, H.-H., Chappuis, C. & Dingler, K.-H. Vogelstimmen im Flug − Bird Sounds in Flight − Voix des Oiseaux en Vol. 1 MP3 CD-ROM (playing time 5 h 48 min) with accompanying booklet (in German, English and French). 124 pages, 6 black-and-white photographs, colour photographs on front and back. Germering, Germany: Musikverlag Edition AMPLE, 2014. €39.95 (downloadable version €34.95), ISBN 978-3-938147-50-4. Website: www.tierstimmen.de

 

IBIS 157 issue 4, October 2015

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Birkhead, T.(R.), Wimpenny, J. & Montgomerie, R. (‘B’). Ten Thousand Birds. Ornithology since Darwin. 524 pages, numerous illustrations. Princeton NJ & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014. Hardback, US$45.00, £29.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15197-7. Website

Cobham, D. & Pearson, B. A Sparrowhawk’s Lament. How British Breeding Birds of Prey are Faring. 272 pages, numerous monotone illustrations. Princeton, NJ and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014. Hardback, £24.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15764-1. Website

De Juana, E. & Garcia, E. The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula. 688 pages, 64 colour photographs, numerous black-and-white maps, graphs and tables. London: Christopher Helm (Bloomsbury Publishing), 2015. Hardback, £50.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-2480-2. Website.

Dean, T., Myatt, R. & Cadwallender, M.T. Northumbrian Bird Atlas 2007−11. 512 pages, with many species maps, photographs and tables. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club, 2015. Hardback, £31.50 from publishers, ISBN 978-0-9557406-6-4. Website

Del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J. & Christie, D. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Special Volume. New Species and Global Index. 812 pages, 214 bird illustrations, 50 figures, 319 colour photographs, 94 distribution maps. Barcelona, Spain: Lynx Edicions, 2013. Hardback, €145.00, ISBN 978-84-96553-88-0. Website

Gröbel, B.-T. & Hormann, M. Geheimnisvoller Schwarzstorch. 136 pages, 250 colour photographs, Wiebelsheim: AULA-Verlag, 2015. Hardback, €24.95, ISBN 978-3-89104-786-6.

Hilbers, D. & Woutersen, K. Canary Islands, Volume 1: Lanzarote and Fuerteventura − Spain. (Crossbill Guides.) 175 pages, full colour. Arnhem, The Netherlands: Crossbill Guides Foundation, 2014. Paperback, £20.95, ISBN: 978-94-91648-04-5. Website

Masterov, V. & Romanov, M. Steller’s Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus: Ecology, Evolution, Conservation. (In Russian with extensive English summary.) 385 pages, black-and-white and colour illustrations, photographs, graphs, maps and tables Moscow: KMK Scientific Press, 2014. Hardback, ISBN 978-5-87317-959-6. Book available in hardcover from the authors (ur.xednaynull@suteeailah, ur.xobninull@vonamor_leahcim) or downloadable free of charge via www.researchgate.net. Webpage

Olsen, P. The Life and Art of William T. Cooper. x + 278 pages, numerous paintings, sketches and colour photographs. Canberra: National Library of Australia [NLA] Publishing, 2014. Hardback, AU$49.99, ISBN 978-0642-27846-3. Website

Scheiber, I.B.R., Weiss, B.M., Hemetsberger, J. & Kotrschall, K. (eds.) The Social Life of Greylag Geese. Patterns, Mechanisms and Evolutionary Function in an Avian Model System. 237 pages, 8 colour plates, many tables and black-and-white figures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Hardback, £60.00, US$99.00, ISBN 978-0-521-82270-1. Information: gro.egdirbmacnull@ecivres_remotsuc, gro.egdirbmacnull@noitamrofni.

Smith, K.W., Dee, C.W., Fearnside, J.D. & Ilett, M. Birds of Hertfordshire. 293 pages, with paintings by A. Harris, many species maps and photographs. Welwyn Garden City: Hertfordshire Natural History Society, 2015. Hardback, £39.00, including p.&p. from publishers at 24 Mandeville Rise, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 7JU, or via website ISBN 978-0-9931217-0-8.

White, C.M., Cade, T.J. & Enderson, J.H. Peregrine Falcons of the World. 379 pages, 152 colour photographs, illustrations and maps. Barcelona, Spain: Lynx Edicions, 2013. Hardback, €22.00, ISBN 978-84-96553-92-7. Website

White, R. A Birdwatching Guide to North East Germany and its Baltic Coast. 147 pages, 61 maps and many colour photographs. Bristol: Roger White, 2015. Paperback. ₤17.95, ISBN 978-0-9571695-1-7.
 
 
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Ballance, D.K. Birds in Counties: An Ornithological Bibliography for the Counties of England, Wales & Scotland, the Isle of Man & the Channel Islands. Third Supplement: Errata, Corrigenda et Addenda & Index to Journals & Authors. 145 pages. Minehead, Somerset, UK: published by the author, 2015. Paperback, 100 copies, signed and numbered, £20.00 (including UK p&p) from the author at Flat Two, Dunboyne, Bratton Lane, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8SQ. ISBN 0-9552787-8-3 and 978-0-9552787-8-5.

Bogdanowicz, W., Chudzicka, E., Pilipiuk, I. & Skibińska, E. (eds) Fauna Polski: Charakterystyka i Wykaz Gatunków. [Fauna of Poland: Characteristics and Checklist of Species]. Volume IV. (In Polish with Introduction and summaries in English.) x + 580 pages, black-and-white illlustrations. Warsaw: Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, 2014. Hardback, price not given, ISBN 978-83-88147-14-2. Website: http://www.miiz.waw.pl.

Panov, E.N. [The Paradox of Continuity: the Language Rubicon. On the Unbridgeable Gulf between the Signal Systems of Animals and Human Language]. (Language and Reasoning.) (In Russian.) 456 pages, numerous black-and-white photographs, drawings, graphs, tables. Moscow: Languages of Slavic Cultures, 2012. Hardback, price not given, ISBN 978-5-9551-0571-0.

Panov, E.N. [The Evolution of Dialogue: from Microorganisms to Man]. (Language and Reasoning.) (In Russian.) 400 pages, numerous black-and-white photographs, drawings, graphs, sonograms, 1CD. Moscow: Languages of Slavic Cultures, 2014. Hardback, price not given, ISBN 978-5-9551-0691-5.

 

IBIS 157 issue 3, July 2015

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Avery, M. A Message from Martha: the Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and its Relevance Today. 304 pages. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Hardback, £16.99, ISBN 978-1-4729-0625-0. Website.

Beolens, B., Watkins, M. & Grayson, M. The Eponym Dictionary of Birds. 624 pages. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Hardback, £ 50.00, ISBN 978-1-4729-0573-4. Website.

Davies, N. Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature. 289 pages, colour and black-and-white photographs, field drawings by James McCallum. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. Hardback, £16.99, ISBN 978-1-4088-5656-7. Website.

De Roy, T., Jones, M. & Cornthwaite, J. Penguins – Their World, Their Ways. 240 pages, abundant colour photographs, maps, table illustrating penguin range and population status. London: Christopher Helm (Bloomsbury Publishing), 2013. Hardback, £35.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-5212-6. Website.

Dickinson, E.C. & Christidis, L. (eds.) The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 4th edn. Volume 2. Passerines. 752 pages, tables and 1 figure + CD. Eastbourne, UK: Aves Press, 2014. Hardback, £80.00 (+ £10.50 p&p), ISBN 978-0-9568611-0-8. Website.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Dowsett, R.J. The Birds of Ghana: an Atlas and Handbook. 714 pages, numerous colour maps and photographs. Liège, Belgium: Tauraco Press, 2014. Paperback, £34.99, UK. ISBN 2-87225-007-7.

Fuller, E. The Passenger Pigeon. 177 pages, numerous colour and black-and-white illustrations. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2015. Hardback, US$29.95, ISBN 978-0-691-16295-9. Website.

Greenberg, J. A Feathered River Across the Sky: the Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction. 289 pages, many colour and black-and-white illustrations. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2014. Paperback, US$17.00, ISBN 978-1-62040-536-9. Website.

Grewal, B. & Bhatia, G. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. 176 pages, many colour photographs, map on inside of front cover. Oxford: John Beaufoy Publishing, 2014. Paperback, £9.99, ISBN 978-1-909612-07-5. Website.

Hilbers, D. & Lotterman, K. Crossbill Guides: Iceland. 263 pages, numerous colour photographs, maps and text boxes. Arnhem, The Netherlands: Crossbill Guides in Association with KNNV Publishing. Paperback, £23.95, ISBN 978-94-91648-03-8. Website.

Howell, S. N. G., Lewington, I. & Russell, W. Rare Birds of North America. 428 pages, colour illustrations, maps and tables. Princeton, New Jersey and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014. Hardback, £24.95, US$35.00. ISBN 978-0-691-11796-6. Website.

Kennedy, A.S. Birds of Kenya’s Rift Valley. 256 pages, including numerous colour photographs and 3 colour maps. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014. Paperback, US$29.95, £18.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15907-2.

Kennedy, A.S. Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. 224 pages, including numerous colour photographs and 2 colour maps. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014. Paperback, US$27.95, £17.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15910-2. Website.

King, R. J. The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History. 352 pages, 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations, 2 distribution maps. Durham, New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire Press, 2014. Paperback (hardback in 2013), US$24.95, ISBN 978-1-61168-699-9.

Liu, Y., Yong, D. L. & Yu, Y.-T. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of China: Southeast China, including Shanghai. 176 pages, many colour photographs, maps on inside of front and back covers. Oxford: John Beaufoy Publishing, 2014. Paperback, £9.99, ISBN 978-0-909612-23-5.

Pratt, T.K. & Beehler, B.M. Birds of New Guinea. 2nd edn. (Princeton Field Guides.) 528 pages, 109 plates, distribution maps, maps on inside of front and back covers. Princeton, New Jersey and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2015. Hardback, US$99.50, £69.95, paperback, US$49.50, £34.95, ISBN 978-0-691-09562-2 (hardback), 978-0-691-09563-9 (paperback).

Ryabitsev, V.K. [Birds of Siberia. Field Guide in Two Volumes]. (In Russian, with English abstract.) 438 pages (Volume 1), 452 pages (Volume 2), the endpapers show topography of plumage and bare parts (both volumes), map of Siberia (Volume 1) and map of natural zones (Volume 2), numerous colour illustrations and distribution maps (Volume 2). Moscow−Yekaterinburg: Armchair Scientist, 2014. Hardback, price not given, ISBN 978-5-7525-2955-9 (Volume 1), 978-5-7525-2993-1 (Volume 2).

Ryabitsev, V.K., Kovshar’, A.F., Kovshar’, V.A. & Berezovikov, N.N. [A Field Guide to the Birds of Kazakhstan]. (In Russian, with English abstract.) 512 pages, colour illustrations and maps. Almaty, Kazakhstan: ‘BTS Print’, 2014. Hardback, no price given, ISBN 978-601-7287-15-3.

Sale, R. The Merlin. 304 pages, 37 figures, 26 tables, 30 text boxes and numerous colour photographs. Coberley, UK: Snowfinch Publishing, 2015. Hardback, £40.00, ISBN 978-0-9571732-1-7.

Stirling-Aird, P. Peregrine Falcon. 128 pages, numerous colour photographs. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015 (first published in 2012 by New Holland Publishers UK). Paperback, £12.99, ISBN 978-1-4729-1866-6. Website.

Waltho, C. & Coulson, J. The Common Eider. 352 pages, colour photographs, black-and-white line drawings, numerous maps, graphs and tables. London: T & AD Poyser, 2015. Hardback, £50.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-2532-8. Website.
 
 
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Belik, V.P. (ed.) Strepet: Fauna, Ekologiya i Okhrana Ptits Yuzhnoy Palearktiki [Strepet: Status, Ecology and Conservation of Southern Palaearctic Birds]. Volume 12 (1−2). (In Russian, with English Contents, abstracts and captions.) 192 pages, black-and-white figures and tables. Rostov-on-Don: Southern Federal University, 2014. ISSN 1992-2361. Contact.

Matyukhin, A.V. [Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe picata Blyth, 1847) in Southern Kazakhstan (Biology, Ecology, Behaviour, Parasites, Epidemiological Importance) (a History of One Population)]. (In Russian, with English abstract.) 80 pages, black-and-white and colour photographs, other figures, tables and drawings. Moscow: A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 2014. Paperback, price not given, ISBN 978-5-8493-0293-5.

Yelsukov [Elsukov], S.V. [Birds of Northeastern Primor’ye. Non-passerines]. (In Russian with English abstract.) 536 pages, 2 maps, many graphs and colour photographs. Vladivostok: Dal’nauka, 2013. Hardback, price not given, ISBN 978-5-8044-1421-5.
 
 

IBIS 157 issue 2, April 2015

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Ballance, D., Grimmond, R., Moss, S., Thomas, J. & Tigwell, E. Somerset Atlas of Breeding and Wintering Birds 2007–2012. 336 pages, with many drawings, colour photographs and maps. [Combe St Nicholas]: Somerset Ornithological Society, 2014. Hardback, £35.00, ISBN 978-0-9931205-0-3. Website.

Cassels, J. Arran Bird Atlas 2007–2012: Mapping the Breeding and Wintering Birds of Arran. 168 pages, with many maps, colour photographs and diagrams. Brodick and Aberlady: Arran Natural History Society and Scottish Ornithologists’ Club. Paperback, £10.00 including p.&p. from Arran NHS c/o Ranger Centre, Brodick Country Park, Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8BN, with cheque to Arran NHS; ISBN 978-0-9512139.

Davies, M., Eldridge, P., Robinson, C., Smith, N. & Wells, G. The Birds of Herefordshire 2007–2012: An Atlas of their Breeding and Wintering Distributions. 446 pages, with many maps, drawings and photographs. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press for Herefordshire Ornithological Club, 2014. Hardback, £45.00, ISBN 978-1-78138-126-7.

Dolby, T. & Clarke, R. Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations. xviii + 602 pages, many colour photographs, maps and text boxes. Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 2014. Paperback, AU$49.95, ISBN 978-0-643-09766-7. Website.

Fanous, S. A Conspiracy of Ravens: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Birds. viii + 131 pages, 130 black-and-white illustrations by Thomas Bewick. With a foreword by Bill Oddie. Oxford: Bodleian Library Publishing, 2014. Hardback,£9.99, ISBN 978-1-85124-409-6. Website: http://www.bodleianbookshop.co.uk. Rhodes, C. An Unkindness of Ravens: A Book of Collective Nouns. 192 pages, numerous black-and-white illustrations. London: Michael O’Mara Books Ltd, 2014. Hardback, £9.99, ISBN 978-1-78243-308-8. Website.

Garnett, S.T. & Franklin, D.C. (eds) Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds. viii + 262 pages, many colour and black-and-white figures and numerous tables, 1 appendix. Collingwood, VIC: CSIRO Publishing, 2014. Paperback, AU$69.95, ISBN 978-0-643-10802-8. Website.

Hammer, S., Madsen, J.J., Jensen, J.-K., Pederson, K.T., Bloch, D. & Thorup, K. Fᴂrøsk Trᴂkfugleatlas – The Faroese Bird Migration Atlas. Predominantly in Danish, with generous translation to English. 264 pages, abundant colour photographs, maps and diagrams. Torshavn: Faroe University Press, 2014. Paperback, £30.00, ISBN 978-99918-65-52-2.

Jennings, P. The Birds of Radnorshire. 302 pages, with maps and illustrations. Staunton-on-Arrow: Ficedula Books, 2014. Hardback, £35.00 including postage, from the author at Park View, Staunton-on-Arrow, Leominster, HR6 9HT; ISBN 978-0-9513070-2-1. Email.

McMullan, M. & Donegan, T.M. Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia. 2nd edn. xv + 368 pages, including 362 colour plates and 9 colour maps. Bogotá: ProAves, 2014. Paperback, US$34.95. ISBN 978-0-9827615-5-7.

Newton, I. Bird Populations. (The New Naturalist Library.) xii + 596 pages, numerous colour photographs, graphs, also tables and text boxes. London: Collins, 2013. Paperback, £35.00, ISBN 978-0-00-752798-4. Hardback, £55.00, ISBN 978-0-00-742953-0. Website: http://www.newnaturalists.com.

Olsen, J. Australian High Country Raptors. xi + 324 pages, numerous black-and-white and some colour photographs, drawings, maps, graphs and tables. Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 2014. Paperback, AU$69.95, ISBN 978-0-643-10916-2. Website.

Strycker, N. The Magic and Mystery of Birds: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human. xiv + 288 pages, 13 black-and-white illustrations. London: Souvenir Press, 2014. Hardback, £18.00, ISBN 978-0-28564-279-9. Website.

Toft, R. National Birds of the World. 224 pages, numerous colour illustrations. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2014. Hardback, £25.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-7835-5. Website.
 
 
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Jenkins, D. Birds in Mid Deeside 1970–2012. 80 pages, with maps and illustrations. Published by the author. Paperback, £10.00 including p.&p., with cheque to the author at Whitewalls, 1 Barclay Park, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5JB. No ISBN quoted.

Lacasa, M. (ed.) The Book of Raptors. x + 320 pages, numerous colour photographs, text boxes. Barcelona: Photodigiscoping, S.C.P., 2013. Hardback, £44.95 (for orders, contact: http://www.nhbs.com), ISBN 978-84-939534-1-6. Website.

Ryabitsev, V.K. & Tarasov, V.V. (eds) [Materials on Bird Distributions in the Urals, Priural’ye and Western Siberia. Regional Avifaunistic Journal. Issue 19]. (In Russian, with Contents and 1 abstract in English.) 205 pages, black-and-white photographs. Yekaterinburg: Urals University Press, 2014. ISSN 2218–7685. Emails: ur.letenull@stibair, ur.kbnull@esuorg.

Sviridova, T.V. (ed.) [Information Materials of the Working Group on Waders of Northern Eurasia No.27]. (In Russian, with English Contents, summaries and captions.) 76 pages, 3 tables, line drawings. Moscow: Working Group on Waders, 2014. Website.

Watson, A. & Francis, I. Birds in North-east Scotland Then and Now: Field Observations mainly in the 1940s and Comparison with Recent Records. 185 pages, with many species maps, photographs and tables. Rothersthorpe: Paragon Publishing, 2012. Paperback (also available as hardback), £24.99 including p.&p. from the publishers at 4 North Street, Rothersthorpe, Northants, NN7 3JB; ISBN 978-1-78222-033-6.
 
 

IBIS 157 issue 1, January 2015

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Barwell, G. Albatross. (Animal Series.) 208 pages, numerous colour and black-and-white illustrations. London: Reaktion Books, 2014. Paperback, £9.99, ISBN 978-1-78023-191-4. Website.

Bielby, N., Broomfield, K. & Grainger, J. The Birds of Clackmannanshire. 239 pages, with many maps and illustrations. Dollar: SOC, 2013. Hardback, £18.00 including p.&p., from N. Bielby, 56 Ochiltree, Dunblane, Perthshire FK15 0DF, with cheque to Scottish Ornithologists’ Club; ISBN 978-0-9926927-0-4. Website.

Brenchley, A., Gibbs, G., Pritchard, R. & Spence, I.M. The Breeding Birds of North Wales/Adar Nythu Gogledd Cymru. 464 pages, with many maps and illustrations. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013. Bilingual introductory sections and Welsh species summaries. Hardback, £45.00, ISBN 978-1-84631-858-0. Website

Bucknell, N., Clews, B., Righelato, R. & Robinson, C. The Birds of Berkshire: Atlas and Avifauna. 520 pages, with many maps and illustrations. Reading: Berkshire Bird Atlas Group, 2013. Hardback, £42.50, including post and packing, ISBN 978-0-9529297-1-0. Website

Callahan, D. & Mitchell, D. A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects. 222 pages, many colour and black-and-white illustrations. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Hardback, £20.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-8618-3. Website

Carere, C. & Maestripieri, D. (eds) Animal Personalities: Behaviour, Physiology, and Evolution. ix + 507 pages, black-and-white figures and tables. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013. Paperback, US$45.00, £29.00, ISBN-13: 978-0-226-92197-6. ISBN-10: 0-226-92197-2. Website

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N.J. Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. 903 pages, numerous colour plates. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 2014. Hardback, €185.00, £155.00, ISBN 978-84-96553-94-1. Website

Drewitt, E. Urban Peregrines. 208 pages, numerous colour photographs. Exeter: Pelagic Publishing, 2014. Hardback, £24.99, ISBN 978-1-907807-81-7. Website

Frith, C.B. The Woodhen: A Flightless Island Bird Defying Extinction. xiv + 225 pages, colour photographs, many other colour and black-and-white figures and numerous tables, 5 appendices. Collingwood, VIC: CSIRO Publishing, 2013. Hardback, AU$59.95, ISBN 978-0-643-10870-7. Website

Frost, R. & Shaw, S. The Birds of Derbyshire. 387 pages, with many maps and illustrations. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press for Derbyshire Ornithological Society, 2013. Hardback, £45.00, ISBN 978-1-84631-956-3. Website

Matyukhin, A.V. [Biology, Ecology, Behaviour, Ectoparasites and Epidemiological Significance of Sparrows (Passer montanus, P. domesticus, P. indicus) in the Northern Palaearctic]. (In Russian, with English abstract.) 185 pages, 21 tables. Moscow: A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2013. Paperback, price not given, no ISBN.

Norman, G. Buller’s Birds of New Zealand − The Complete Work of JG Keulemans. 246 pages, 125 colour illustrations and black-and-white images. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Papa Press, 2012. Hardback in slipcase, $150.00 (£76.00), ISBN 978-1-877385-88-9

Self, A. The Birds of London. 432 pages, with a map and illustrations. London: Christopher Helm for London Natural History Society, 2014. Hardback, £50.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-9404-1. Website

Sibley, D.A. The North American Bird Guide (The Sibley Guide to Birds). 2nd edn. xxv + 599 pages, numerous paintings and maps. London: Bloomsbury Publishing and New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. Flexibound hardback, £24.99, US$40.00, ISBN 978-1-4729-0927-5 and 978-0-307-95790-0. Website

Thomas, A. (ed.) The Birds of Sussex. 608 pages, with many maps and illustrations. Thetford: BTO for Sussex Ornithological Society, 2014. Hardback, £35.00, ISBN 978-1-908581-31-0. Website

Wood, D. & Hill, R. (eds) Breeding Birds of the Sheffield Area, including the North-east Peak District: A New Atlas 2003−08. 359 pages, with many maps and illustrations. Sheffield: Sheffield Bird Study Group, 2013. Hardback, £26.00, including p.&p., from Martin Hodgson, 142 Hangingwater Road, Sheffield S11 7ET, with cheque to the Group, ISBN 978-0-907-575-38-2. Website
 
 
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Lange, P. (ed.) Fugleåret 7 2012 [The Bird Year 2012]. (In Danish.) 256 pages, many colour photographs, graphs and tables. Copenhagen: Dansk Ornitologisk Forening, 2013. Paperback, price not given, ISSN 1903−3109. Email

Rusev, I.T., Stoylovskiy, V.P., Korzyukov, A.I. & Kivganov, D.A. (eds) [Birds and the Environment]. Papers from the 33rd Meeting of the Azov−Black Sea Ornithological Working Group. (In Russian and Ukrainian, with abstracts, Contents and captions in English.) 242 pages, numerous figures and tables. Odessa, Ukraine: Azov−Black Sea Ornithological Working Group, 2013. Paperback, no price given, no ISBN.
 
 
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Tipp, C. (compilation and text) The Blackbird − Sound Portraits of the Blackbird in Song. (NSACD 122.) 1 audio CD (duration 67 min) with accompanying booklet. London: British Library, 2014. £10.00. ISBN 978-0-7123-5129-4. From British Library Shop, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Website Email
 
 

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Scofield, P. & Stephenson, B. Birds of New Zealand: A Photographic Guide. 544 pages, abundant colour photographs and maps. New Haven, CT, and London: Yale University Press, 2013; also Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 2013. Hardback, £30.00, NZ$59.99, ISBN 978-0-300-19682-5. Website 1, Website 2.

Anderson, T.R. The Life of David Lack: Father of Evolutionary Ecology. x + 246 pages, 20 black-and-white photographs. New York: Oxford University Press USA, 2013. Hardback, US$59.00, £37.50, ISBN 978-0-19-992264-2. Website.

Potapov, R. & Sale, R. Grouse of the World. 408 pages, numerous illustrations, including colour photographs, paintings and maps, also drawings and tables. London: New Holland Publishers, 2013. Hardback, £30.00, ISBN 978-1-78009-250-8. Website: Website.

Brichetti, P. & Fracasso, G. Ornitologia Italiana: Identificazione, Distribuzione, Consistenza e Movimenti degli Uccelli Italiani. Vol. 8 Sturnidae – Fringillidae. xviii + 445 pages, numerous colour photographs, maps, colour and black-and-white figures and tables. Bologna: Oasi Alberto Perdisa Editore, 2013. Hardback, €48.00, ISBN 978-88-8372-587-6. Website: Website.

Harris, T. Migration Hotspots: The World’s Best Bird Migration Sites. 224 pages, 169 colour photographs and 29 colour maps. Bloomsbury Publishing plc, London: Windmill Books Ltd, 2013. Hardback, £25, UK ISBN 978-14081-7117-2.
 
 

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Appleby, R. European Honey-buzzards Pernis apivorus in North Yorkshire. A Breeding History on a Learning Curve: 1895–2010. xi + 312 pages, drawings, tables, 4 maps (1 in colour), numerous colour photographs. [Scarborough, UK]: privately published by R.H. Appleby, 2012. Paperback with laminated cover in colour, £14.00 (+ £3.55 p&p in UK, £7.35 overseas). No ISBN.

Bacon, L., Cooper, A. & Venables, H. Cambridgeshire Bird Atlas 2007–2011. 294 pages, with many maps and drawings. Cambridge: Cambridgeshire Bird Club, 2013. Paperback, £17.00 including p&p from Louise Bacon, 236 Wimpole Road, Barton, Cambs CB23 7AE, with cheque payable to Cambridgeshire Bird Club, or see website: http//www.cambridgebirdclub.org.uk. ISBN 978-0-902038-271.

Cabot, D. & Nisbet, I. Terns. (The New Naturalist Library.) xiv + 461 pages, 241 colour and black-and-white figures, 31 tables, 4 appendices. London: Collins, 2013. Hardback, £55.00, ISBN 978-0-00-741247-1; paperback, £35.00, ISBN 978-0-00-741248-8. Website.

Crossley, R., Liguori, J. & Sullivan, B. The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors. (Crossley Books.) 286 pages, numerous colour photographs and maps. Princeton NJ & Oxford, UK: Princeton University Press, 2013. Paperback with plastic cover, US$29.95, £19.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15740-5. Website 1, Website 2.

Diamond, J. & Bond, A.B. Concealing Coloration in Animals. x + 271 pages, many colour photographs and a few other illustrations. Cambridge, MA & London: Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardback, US$29.95, £22.95, ISBN 978-0-674-05235-2. Website.

EGA–RAC/SPA Waterbird Census Team. Atlas of Wintering Waterbirds of Libya, 2005–2010. (In English and Arabic.) 312 pages, numerous colour photographs, graphs, tables and maps, printed on glossy paper. Tunis: RAC/SPA (Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas), 2012. Hardback, limited number available free (postage may be requested) for distribution from France, Italy, UK, enquiries to Dr Nicola Baccetti. ISBN 978-9938-9521-0-0.

García-del-Rey, E. & García Vargas, F. J. Rare Birds of the Canary Islands/Aves Raras de las Islas Canarias. 328 pages, numerous colour photographs, record location summary maps and phenological graphs. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 2013. Hardback, £27.99, ISBN 978-84-96553-91-0. Website.

Jackson, C.E. 2013. John James Laforest Audubon: An English Perspective. 256 pages, 89 black-and-white and 8 colour illustrations. Published privately by C. E. Jackson. Hardback, £40.00 +  UK p&p £6.50 from Mrs C. E. Jackson, Tanglewood, Burton Green, Withersfield, Haverhill, CB9 7SB. No ISBN.

Kirk, G. & Phillips, J. The Birds of Gloucestershire. xii + 452 pages, with many drawings, colour maps, photographs and diagrams. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press for Gloucestershire Ornithological Co-ordinating Committee, 2013. Hardback, £45.00, ISBN 978-1-84631-808-5. Website.

Lappo, E.G., Tomkovich, P.S. & Syroechkovskiy, E.E. [Atlas of Breeding Waders in the Russian Arctic]. (In Russian, with English summaries and captions.) 448 pages, numerous colour maps, tables and drawings. Moscow: UF Ofsetnaya pechat’ Co. Ltd, 2012. Paperback, ISBN 5-86676-072-X. For enquiries and orders, contact.

Nisbet, I.C.T., Viet, R.R., Auer, S.A. & White, T.P. Marine Birds of the Eastern United States and the Bay of Fundy: Distribution, Numbers, Trends, Threats and Management. (Nuttall Ornithological Monographs No. 29.) x + 188 pages, 9 tables, 4 figures. Cambridge, MA: Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2013. Hardback, US$49.75, ISBN 1-877973-48-3. Available from.

Perrin, M. Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands: Biology, Ecology and Conservation. xxvi + 612 pages, numerous colour photographs, various other figures and tables. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2012. Hardback, R650.00, ISBN 978-186814-552-2. Website.

Safford, R.J. & Hawkins, A.F.A. (eds) The Birds of Africa. Volume VIII: The Malagasy Region. 1024 pages, 63 colour plates, geographical maps and numerous species distribution maps. London: Christopher Helm, 2013. Hardback, £150.00, ISBN 978-0-7136-6532-1. Website.

Valledor de Lozoya, A. Ostrero Canario: Historia y Biología de la Primera Especie de la Fauna Española Extinguida por el Hombre. 203 pages, colour and black-and-white illustrations, tables. [Madrid:] Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales, 2013. Hardback, €30.00, ISBN: 978-84-8014-845-0.
 
 
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Belik, V.P. (ed.) Strepet: Fauna, Ekologiya i Okhrana Ptits Yuzhnoy Palearktiki [Strepet: Status, Ecology and Conservation of Southern Palaearctic Birds]. Volume 11(1). (In Russian, with English Contents, abstracts and captions.) 132 pages, black-and-white figures and tables. Rostov-on-Don: Southern Federal University, 2013. ISSN 1992–2361. Contact email.

Phillipps, Q. & Phillipps, K. Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. 3rd edn. 372 pages, many colour plates, maps, tables, text boxes. Oxford: John Beaufoy Publishing, 2014. Paperback, £24.99, ISBN 978-1-909612-15-0. Website.

Ryabitsev, V.K. & Tarasov, V.V. (eds) [Materials on Bird Distributions in the Urals, Priural’ye and Western Siberia. Regional Avifaunistic Journal. Issue 18]. (In Russian, with some abstracts and Contents in English.) 225 pages, black-and-white figures (many photographs), tables. Yekaterinburg: Urals University Press, 2013. ISSN 2218–7685. Contact: email 1, email 2.

 

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Abuladze, A. Birds of Prey of Georgia. Materials towards a Fauna of Georgia. Issue VI. 218 pages, 2 maps and many tables. Tbilisi, Georgia: Institute of Zoology, Ilia State University, 2013. Paperback, no price given, ISBN 978-9941-0-5397-9. Contact email (author):ur.xobninull@ezdaluba.

Bochełäski, Z., Bochełäski, Z.M. & Tomek, T. A History of Polish Birds. 226 pages; numerous black-and-white and a few coloured illustrations, 3 tables and 3 appendices. Krakow: Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals (Polish Academy of Sciences), 2012.Hardback, €30.00 (Europe), €40.00 (other countries), ISBN: 978-83-61358-44-2.

Burtt, E.H. Jr & Davis, W.E. Jr Alexander Wilson: The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology. xiv + 444 pages, colour illustrations.Cambridge, MA and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardback, US$35.00, £25.00, ISBN 978-0-674-07255-8.

Dickinson, E.C. & Remsen, J.V. Jr (eds) The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 4th edn. Volume 1 Non-Passerines. l + 461 pages, tables and 1 figure + CD. Eastbourne: Aves Press, 2013. Hardback, £60.00 (+£7.50 p&p), ISBN 978-0-9568611-0-8.

Fraser, I. & Gray, J. Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide. xv + 336 pages, black-and-white illustrations. Collingwood, VIC: CSIRO Publishing, 2013. Paperback, AU$ 49.95, ISBN 978-0-643-10469-3.

Fuller, R.J. (ed.) Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing Landscapes. (Ecological Reviews.) xii + 542 pages, numerous black-and-white figures (including photographs), tables and text boxes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Hardback, £70.00, ISBN 978-0-521-89756-3; paperback, £40.00, ISBN 978-0-521-72233-9.

Kennedy, A.S. Birds of the Masai Mara. (WILDGuides: Wildlife Explorer Series.) 176 pages, over 300 colour photographs, 1 map. Princeton, NJ & Woodstock (Oxford): Princeton University Press, 2012. Paperback, US$27.95, £17.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15594-4.

Lacasa, M. (ed.) El Libro de las Rapaces. x + 320 pages, numerous colour photographs, text boxes. Barcelona: Photodigiscoping, S.C.P.,2011. Hardback, £44.95, €54.00 (for orders, contact: http://www.nhbs.com), ISBN 978-84-939534-0-9.

Love, J.A. A Saga of Sea Eagles. viii + 248 pages, numerous colour and black-and-white illustrations, 4 appendices. Dunbeath, Caithness:Whittles Publishing, 2013. Paperback, £19.99, ISBN 978-1-84995-080-0.

Lovegrove, R. Islands Beyond the Horizon: The Life of Twenty of the World’s Most Remote Places. xiv + 228 pages, 20 colour and 21 black-and-white photographs, 1 map. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Hardback, £16.99, US$29.95, ISBN 978-0-19-960649-8.

Morozov, V.V., Bragin, E.A. & Ivanovski, V.V. Derbnik [The Merlin]. (In Russian, with Contents, summary and table captions in English.) 256pages, 10 chapters, 58 colour photographs and maps, 6 tables, frontispiece by Vadim Gorbatov. Vitebsk: Vitebsk State University Press,2013. Limited edition hardback (250 copies), US$25.00 plus p&p from the authors (yb.tutnull@iksvonavi), ISBN 978-985-517-382-4.

Nelson, B. On the Rocks. (Wildlife and People Series.) xii + 292 pages, numerous colour and black-and-white photographs by the author, artwork by John Busby. Peterborough: Langford Press, 2013. Paperback, £20.00, ISBN 978-1-904078-56-2.

Potapov, E. & Sale, R. The Snowy Owl. 304 pages, 28 plates of 58 colour photographs, more than 100 black-and-white figures, drawings and photographs, 8 tables, 2 appendices. London: T & AD Poyser, 2012. Hardback, £50.00, ISBN: 978-07135-8817-7.

Puigcerver, M., Teijeiro, J.D.R. & Senar, J.C. (eds) XXXth IUGB Congress and Perdix XIII. (Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 35.2: 151-435.) Barcelona: Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, 2012. Free online at: http://www.abc.museucienciesjournals.cat.

Rodríguez, N., García, J. & Copete, J.L. (eds) El Mosquitero Ibérico [The Iberian Chiffchaff]. 150 pages, numerous colour photographs, maps, black-and-white graphs, tables and sonograms. León: Gruppo Ibérico de Anillamiento, 2013. Paperback, €15.00 from Spanish distributor Oryx. No ISBN.

Shumaker, R.W., Walkup, K.R. & Beck, B.B. Animal Tool Behavior. The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals. xvi + 282 pages, many black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. Hardback, £34.00, ISBN 978-0-8018-9853-2.

The Ornithological Society of Japan. Check-List of Japanese Birds. 7th revised edn. (In English and Japanese.) xx + 438 pages, endpaper maps. Sanda: The Ornithological Society of Japan, 2012. Paperback, JPY 5500.00 (+ shipping costs), ISBN 978-4-930975-00-3. Email (enquiries and orders): pj.en.nco.nawsnull@eciffo-jso.

Viksne, J., Svazas, S. & Czajkowski, A. et al. Atlas of Duck Populations in Eastern Europe. 199 pages, many photographs, 48 figures (maps, graphs), 31 tables, in colour throughout. Vilnius, Lithuania: OMPO Vilnius, 2010. Hardback, €20.00 (including postage) from:gro.opmonull@opmo; ISBN 978-9986-759-40-9.

Whitacre, D.F. (ed.) Neotropical Birds of Prey: Biology and Ecology of a Forest Raptor Community. xviii + 412 pages, 102 colour photographs on 23 plates, numerous black-and-white figures and tables, 3 appendices. Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press in association with The Peregrine Fund, 2012. Hardback, US$75.00, ISBN 978-0-8014-4079-3.

Yong, D.L., Lim, K.C. & Lee, T.K. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Singapore. 176 pages, many colour photographs. Oxford: John Beaufoy Publishing, 2013. Paperback, £9.99, ISBN 978-1-906780-89-0.

 

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Busby, J. Looking at Birds: An Antidote to Field Guides. x + 98 pages, numerous colour and black-and-white illustrations by the author. Peterborough: Langford Press, 2013. Hardback, £20.00, ISBN 978-1-904078-54-8; paperback, £15.00, ISBN 978-1-904078-55-5.

Couzens, D. A Patch Made in Heaven: A Year of Birdwatching in One Place. 192 pages, drawings by David Nurney. London: Robert Hale,2012. Hardback, £12.99, ISBN 978-0-7090-9111-7.

Easterbrook, T. (ed.) Birds of the Heart of England: A 60-Year Study of Birds in the Banbury Area, Covering North Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire and South Warwickshire 1952-2011. x + 212 pages, with many maps, colour photographs, diagrams and tables.Liverpool: Liverpool University Press in association with the Banbury Ornithological Society, 2013. Hardback, £25.00, ISBN 978-1-8463188-5-6. Websites: http://www.banburyornithologicalsociety.org.uk.

Forrester, R.W., Hopkins, I. & Menzies, D. The Birds of Bute: A Bird Atlas and Local Avifauna. 360 pages, with many maps and photographs.Rothesay and Aberlady: Buteshire NHS & SOC, 2012. Hardback, £20.00 including p&p from Bute Museum, Stuart St, Rothsay, Isle of Bute PA20 9EP, with cheque to Buteshire Natural History Society; ISBN 978-0-9058122-3-6. Contact email: gro.muesumetubnull@ofni.

Jameson, C.M. Looking for the Goshawk. 368 pages, with drawings. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. Hardback, £18.99, ISBN 978-1-4081-6487-7.

Mitcham, T. Rutland Breeding Bird Atlas 2008-2011. v + 138 pages, with many maps, drawings and 8 colour photographs. Stamford, UK:Spiegl Press, 2012. Paperback, £9.95, ISBN 978-0-9025448-2-9.

Olsen, L.-H. Tracks and Signs of the Animals and Birds of Britain and Europe. 273 pages, numerous colour photographs and drawings, maps. Princeton, NJ and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2013. Paperback, US$29.95, £17.95, ISBN 978-0-69115753-5.

Pritchard, R. Adar Meirionnydd/Birds of Meirion-nydd (V.C. 48). 212 pages, with a map and colour photographs. Meirionnydd: Cambrian Ornithological Society, 2012. Paperback, £9.50 (including £2.00 p&p), ISBN 978-0-9532498-1-7.

Williams, E. Ostrich. (Animal Series.) 184 pages, many colour and black-and-white illustrations. London: Reaktion Books, 2013. Paperback, £9.99, ISBN 978-1-78023-039-9.

 

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Bradley, P.E. & Rey-millet, Y.-J. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of the Cayman Islands. 288 pages, numerous colour photographs, 8 maps, 6 appendices. London: Christopher Helm, 2013. Paperback, ISBN 978-1-4081-2364-5.

Ffrench, R. A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad & Tobago. 3rd edn. xxviii + 407 pages, 40 colour plates, 14 black-and-white figures (13 photographs) and 4 maps. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (Comstock Publishing Associates), 2012. Paperback, US$39.95, £24.95, ISBN 978-0-8014-7364-7.

Hambler, C. & Canney, S.M. Conservation. 2nd edn. x + 416 pages, 22 colour plates, numerous black-and-white figures and tables. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Paperback, £27.99, ISBN 978-0-521-18168-6.

Hirschfeld, E., Swash, A. & Still, R. The World’s Rarest Birds. 360 pages, 103 colour illustrations, 977 colour photographs, 610 maps, 2 appendices. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013. Hardback, US$45.00, £34.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15596-8.

Mackrill, T., Appleton, T. & Mcintyre, H. The Rutland Water Ospreys. 160 pages, 200 + colour photographs, 200 + colour illustrations and tables. London: Bloomsbury, 2013. Hardback, £20.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-7414-2.

Nicolai, B. (ed.) Rotmilan Red Kite – Roter Drachen. (Abhandlungen und Berichte aus dem Museum Heineanum 9, Sonderheft). (In German and English.) 88 pages, numerous photographs, maps, graphs and tables, in colour throughout. Halberstadt, Germany: Förderkreis Museum Heineanum e.V., 2012. Paperback, for orders and enquries contact: ed.tdatsreblahnull@munaenieh. ISSN 0947-1057.

Peacock, F. Chamberlain’s LBJs. The Definitive Guide to Southern Africa’s Little Brown Jobs. 352 pages, numerous maps and colour illustrations throughout. Pretoria: Mirafra Publishing, 2012. Paperback, £34.99, ISBN 978-0-620-54320-0.

Saurola, P., Valkama, J. & Velmala, W. Suomen Rengastusatlas I. The Finnish Bird Ringing Atlas, Vol. 1. (In Finnish, with summaries and captions in English.) 551 pages, species portraits by Dick Forsman, many maps, colour and black-and-white photographs, diagrams and tables. Helsinki: Finnish Museum of Natural History and Ministry of the Environment, 2013. Hardback, €50.00, ISBN 978-952-10-8572-7.

Williams, D.R., Pople, R.G., Showler, D.A., Dicks, L.V., Child, M.F., zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J. & Sutherland, W.J. Bird Conservation: Global Evidence for the Effects of Interventions. (Synopses of Conservation Evidence Series.) xvi + 575 pages, numerous text boxes. Exeter: Pelagic Publishing, 2013. Paperback, £34.99, ISBN 978-1-907807-19-0. Hardback, £59.99, ISBN 978-1-907807-20-6.

Yésou, P., Baccetti, N. & Sultana, J. (eds) Ecology and Conservation of Mediterranean Seabirds and Other Bird Species under the Barcelona Convention: Update & Progress. Proceedings of the 13th Medmaravis pan-Mediterranean Symposium, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, 14-17 October 2011. 232 pages, numerous (black-and-white and colour) figures, and tables. Alghero: Medmaravis, 2012. Paperback, ISBN 975-99957-0-344-8. Publication not for sale, but institutes or libraries wishing to acquire a copy may contact Nicola Baccetti (Chairman of Medmaravis) Email. The Proceedings can also be downloaded here.

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Belik, V.P. (ed.) Strepet: Fauna, Ekologiya i Okhrana Ptits Yuzhnoy Palearktiki [The Little Bustard: Status, Ecology and Conservation of Southern Palaearctic Birds]. Volume 10(2). (In Russian, with English Contents, abstracts and some captions.) 164 pages, black-and-white figures (including photographs) and tables. Rostov-on-Don: South Federal University, 2012. ISSN 1992-2361. Contact Dr V. P. Belik.

Deutsche Avifaunistische Kommission (DAK) (eds) Seltene Vögel in Deutschland 2010. (In German, with summaries and captions in English.) 72 pages, colour photographs, other figures (graphs, maps) and tables. Münster: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten (DDA), 2012. Paperback, €9.80 + postage from DDA-Schriftenversand, attn. Thomas Thissen, An den Speichern 4a, D-48157 Münster, Germany or ed.bew-addnull@dnasrevnetfirhcs. ISSN 2192-2620. Website.

Hilbers, D. & Ten Cate, B. North-East Poland: Biebrza, Białowieża, Narew and Wigry. (Crossbill Guides.) 248 pages, numerous photographs, maps and text boxes, in colour throughout. Arnhem, The Netherlands: Crossbill Guides in association with KNNV Publishing, 2013. Paperback, €24.95, ISBN 978-94-91648-00-7.

Hilbers, D., Tabak, A., Vliegenthart, A. & Dierickx, H. Eastern Rhodopes: Nestos, Evros and Dadia – Bulgaria and Greece. 256 pages. (Crossbill Guides.) numerous photographs, maps and text boxes, in colour throughout. Arnhem, The Netherlands: Crossbill Guides in association with KNNV Publishing, 2013. Paperback, €24.95,ISBN 978-94-91648-01-4.

Johnson, S. & Vagg, R. Survival: Saving Endangered Migratory Species. 168 pages, 159 colour photographs, one map and one table. Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2010. Hardback, US$50.00, ISBN 978-1-56656-819-7.

Michev, T., Simeonov, D. & Profirov, L. Ptitsite na Balkanskiya Polustrov: Polevi Opredelitel [Birds of the Balkan Peninsula: A Field Guide]. 2nd revised and enlarged edn. (In Bulgarian, with summary in English.) 300 pages, 109 colour plates by Georgi Pchelarov, photographs and maps (including relief and vegetation on endpapers); 1 CD. Sofiya: EKOTAN EOOD, 2012. Hardback, 35.00 [leva], ISBN 978-954-92930-1-2. Website.

Rusev, I.T. & Korzyukov, A.I. (eds) Ridkisni ─¡ znikayuchi ptaki pivnichno-zakhidnogo Prichornomor’ya [Rare and Threatened Birds of the Northwestern Black Sea Coastal Region]. Collected Scientific Papers. (In Ukrainian and Russian.) 120 pages, black-and-white figures and tables. Odesa [Odessa]: Ukrayins’ke Tovaristvo Okhoroni Ptakhiv [Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds], 2011. Paperback, price not given. No ISBN. Website.

Schneider-Jacoby, M. & Stumberger, B. Adriatic East Coast: Seeing Birds and Experiencing Nature in Historic Landscapes on the Mediterranean Coast. (EuroNatur Travel Guides.) 268 pages, numerous colour photographs, maps, text boxes, 1 other figure, 1 table. Radolfzell, Germany: EuroNatur Service GmbH, 2012. Paperback, €24.80, ISBN 978-3-00-035952-1.

Sudfeldt, C., Dröschmeister, R., Grüneberg, C., Mitschke, A., Schöpf, H. & Wahl, J. Vögel in Deutschland – 2007. 40 pages, numerous colour photographs, figures and tables. Münster: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten (DDA), Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN), Lïnderarbeitsgemeinschaft der Vogelschutzwarten (LAG VSW), 2007. Paperback, €5.00 + postage from DDA-Schriftenversand, or as free download from website. ISBN 978-3-9811698-1-2.
– Sudfeldt, C., Dröschmeister, R., Grüneberg, C., Jaehne, S., Mitschke, A. & Wahl, J. Vögel in Deutschland – 2008. 46 pages. ISBN 978-3-9811698-3-6. Other details as above.
– Sudfeldt, C., Dröschmeister, R., Flade, M., Grüneberg, C., Mitschke, A., Schwarz, J. & Wahl, J. Vögel in Deutschland – 2009. 68 pages. €7.00 + postage. ISBN 978-3-9811698-5-0. Other details as above.
– Sudfeldt, C., Dröschmeister, R., Langgemach, T. & Wahl, J. Vögel in Deutschland – 2010. 56 pages. €7.00 + postage. ISBN 978-3-9811698-6-7. Other details as above.

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Elphick, J., Pedersen, J. & Svensson, L. Birdsong – 150 British and Irish Birds and their Amazing Sounds. 256 pages, 163 colour photographs, 81 colour illustrations, attached sound module with 184 audio recordings (totalling approximately 22 min). London: Quadrille Publishing Ltd, 2012. Hardback, £30.00, ISBN 978-1-84949-134-1.

Riek, L.-M. Helgoland. (Field Recording Series.) Audio CD (16 tracks, 47 minutes) in card case, 21-page insert, German and English text, 11 colour photographs. Hanau, Germany: Gruenrekorder, 2013. €6.50 + p&p, EAN 4050486090657.

 

IBIS 155 issue 3, July 2013

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AYE, R., SCHWEIZER, M. & ROTH, T. Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan. (Helm Field Guides.) 336 pages, 143 colour plates, 16 photographs and many maps. London: Christopher Helm, 2012. Paperback, £35.00, ISBN 978-0-7136-7038-7.

BERENTSON, Q. Moa: The Life and Death of New Zealand’s Legendary Bird. 300 pages, numerous colour and black-and-white photographs and other illustrations. Nelson, NZ: Craig Potton Publishing, 2012. Hardback, NZ$49.99, ISBN: 978-1-877517-84-6.

BLAND, R.L. & DADDS, M. Avon Atlas 2007-11. 197 pages, with many maps, diagrams and tables. Bristol: R. L. Bland and M. Dadds, 2012. Slide-bound paperback, £10.00 (includes UK postage) from first author at 18a Knoll Hill, Bristol, BS9 1RA. No ISBN given.

BOWEY, K. & NEWSOME, M. (eds) The Birds of Durham. 1014 pages, with a map, colour and black-and-white photographs, drawings, graphs and tables. [Durham]: Durham Bird Club, 2012. Hardback, £30.00, ISBN 978-1-874701-03-3.

CAMERON, M. Parrots: The Animal Answer Guide. xvi + 237 pages, colour and black-and-white photographs, maps, graphs and tables. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. Paperback, US$24.95, £13.00, ISBN 1-4214-0544-X, 978-1-4214-0544-5.

CHITTENDEN, H., ALLAN, D. & WEIERSBYE, I. Roberts Geographic Variation of Southern African Birds. 279 pages (+ 5 pages for notes), 105 colour plates, numerous colour and monochrome photographs, colour maps, 3 appendices. Cape Town: The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, 2012. Paperback with plastic cover, R220.00, ISBN 978-1-920602-00-0.

CONSTANTINE, M., HOPPER, N. & THE SOUND APPROACH. Catching the Bug: A Sound Approach Guide to the Birds of Poole Harbour. 2 accompanying CDs, 290 pages, numerous colour photographs, maps, paintings, drawings and sonograms. Poole: The Sound Approach, 2012. Hardback, £34.95, ISBN 978-90-810933-0-9.

FERGUSON, D. (ed.) The Birds of Buckinghamshire. 2nd edn. 393 pages, with many maps, colour photographs, graphs and tables. [Aylesbury]: Buckinghamshire Bird Club, 2012. Hardback, £25.00, ISBN 978-0-907823-94-0.

FORSMAN, E.D., ANTHONY, R.G. & DUGGER, K.M. et al. Population Demography of Northern Spotted Owls. (Studies in Avian Biology No. 40.) xii + 106 pages, 12 black-and-white figures and 22 tables, 8 appendices. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press for the Cooper Ornithological Society, 2011. Hardback, US$39.95, £27.95, ISBN 978-0-520-27008-4.

JEFFERSON, R. & DAVIS, J. Jewels Beyond the Plough: A Celebration of Britain’s Grasslands. 168 pages, over 140 watercolours. Peterborough: Langford Press, 2012. Hardback, £38.00, ISBN 978-1-904078-41-8.

KORPIMAIKI, E. & HAKKARAINEN, H. The Boreal Owl: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation of a Forest-Dwelling Predator. xiv + 359 pages, 32 plates of colour photographs and figures, numerous black-and-white photographs, other figures and tables. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Hardback, £60.00, ISBN 978-0-521-11371-7.

LEPCZYK, C.A. & WARREN, P.S. (eds) Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation. (Studies in Avian Biology, No. 45.) xiv + 326 pages, many black-and-white figures and tables. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press for the Cooper Ornithological Society, 2012. Hardback, US$70.00, £48.95, ISBN 978-0-520-27309-2.

LEVER, C. The Mandarin Duck. 192 pages, 16 plates of colour photographs, many black-and-white drawings, tables and maps. London: T & AD Poyser, 2013. Hardback, £50.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-4963-8.

MIKKOLA, H. Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide. 512 pages, numerous colour photographs, 250 maps, 11 tables. London: Christopher Helm, 2012. Hardback, £35.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-3028-5.

MOSKVICHEV, A.N., BORODIN, O.V., KOREPOV, M.V. & KOROL’KOV, M.A. [Birds of Ul’yanovsk: Diversity, Distribution, Limiting Factors and Protection Measures] (in Russian, with English summary). 280 pages, 155 colour photographs, many colour and black-and-white figures, tables, 2 appendices. Ul’yanovsk: Corpo-ration of Progressive Technologies, 2011. Hardback, no price given, ISBN 978-5-903817-42-9.

PANOV, E.N. [Selected Works on Ethology and Evolutionary Biology] (in Russian). 695 pages, many black-and-white figures (including drawings by the author) and tables. Moscow: KMK Scientific Press, 2012. Hardback, price not given, ISBN 978-5-87317-868-1.

PARISH, J.C. The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History. (Life of the Past series.) xxii + 407 pages, numerous monochrome text figures and 21 grouped colour plates. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013. Hardback, US$75.00, £50.00, ISBN 978-0-253-00099-6.

POTTS, G.R. Partridges: Countryside Barometer. (The New Naturalist Library.) 465 pages, numerous figures, including colour photographs, maps and graphs, many tables. London: Collins, 2012. Hardback, £50.00, ISBN 978-0-00-741870-1; paperback, £30.00, ISBN 978-0-00-741871-8.

RAINE, A.F. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Malta. 200 pages with many colour photographs, 1 map. Peterborough: Langford Press, 2011. Paperback, £15.00, ISBN 978-1-904078-28-9.

TAYLOR, M. Owls. 224 pages and numerous colour photographs. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012. Hardback, £ 25.00, ISBN 978-1-4081-5553-0.

 

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BELIK, V.P. (ed.) [Archives of the Menzbier Ornitho-logical Society, Volume 1. Collected Papers of the XIII International Ornithological Conference of Northern Eurasia, Orenburg, 30 April-6 May 2010]

DZHAMIRZOEV, G.S. (ed.) [Bird Conservation in Russia: Problems and Future Prospects. Proceedings of the All-Russian Conference on Scientific Research and Practical Applications Dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the Russian Bird Conservation Union, Moscow, 7-8 February 2013] (in Russian, with Foreword and Contents in English). 368 pages, black-and-white figures and tables. Moscow – Makhachkala: Russian Bird Conservation Union, 2013. Hardback, no price given, ISBN 978-5-94018-023-4.

LEBEDEVA, N.V. (ed.) [Theoretical Aspects of Coloniality in Birds] (in Russian, with Contents in English). 270 pages, black-and-white figures and tables. Rostovon-Don: SSC RAS [Southern Science Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences] Publishers, 2012. Paperback, no price given, ISBN 978-5-4358-0045-6.

MILES, J. Kitty the Toon: The World’s First Inland Colony. (Myweebooks.) 32 pages, colour illustrations by Barry Robson. Peterborough: Langford Press, 2012. Hardback, £7.00, ISBN 978-1-904078-53-1.

MOSALOV, A.A., ZUBAKIN, V.A. & AVILOVA, K.V. et al. Ptitsy Podmoskov’ya: polevoy opredelitel’ [Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region: A Field Guide]. 3rd revised edn. (in Russian). 232 pages, colour plates and 4 maps. Moscow: Russian Bird Conservation Union, 2011. Paperback, no price given, ISBN 978-5-94018-019-7.

RYABITSEV, V.K. & TARASOV, V.V. (eds) [Materials on Bird Distributions in the Urals, Priural’ye and Western Siberia. Regional Avifaunistic Journal. Issue 17] (in Russian, with 3 abstracts and Contents in English). 178 pages, black-and-white photographs, 1 map, tables. Ekaterinburg: Urals University Press, 2012. ISSN 2218- 7685.

 

IBIS 155 issue 2, April 2013

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Avery, M. Fighting for Birds: 25 Years in Conservation. xii + 324 pages. Exeter, UK: Pelagic Publishing, 2012. Paperback, £12.99, ISBN 978-1-907807-29-9.

Barn Owl Trust. Barn Owl Conservation Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Ecologists, Surveyors, Land Managers and Ornithologists. xii + 395 pages, with an abundance of black-and-white figures, tables and text boxes, 46 colour plates and 2 appendices. Exeter, UK: Pelagic Publishing, 2012. Paperback, £39.99, ISBN 978-1-907807-14-5.

Böhm, C. & Pegoraro, K. Der Waldrapp Geronticus eremita: Ein Glatzkopf in Turbulenzen. (Die Neue Brehm Bücherei Bd. 659.) 198 pages, 92 figures and 8 tables. Hohenwarsleben: Westarp Wissenschaften, 2011. Paperback, €29.95, ISBN 978-3-89432-915-0.

Burton, R. & Croxall, J. (eds) A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia. (WILDGuides.) 200 pages, 368 colour photographs. Princeton: Princeton University Press for South Georgia Heritage Trust, 2012. Paperback, US$24.95, £17.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15661-3.

Catsadorakis, G. & Kïllander, H. (eds) The Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli Forest National Park, Greece: Biodiversity, Management and Conservation. 316 pages, many black-and-white figures (some maps in colour), tables and drawings. Athens: WWF Greece, 2010. Hardback, €20.00, ISBN 978-960-7506-10-8.

Coulson, J.C. The Kittiwake. 304 pages. 8 plates of colour photographs, many black-and-white figures, tables and drawings, 5 appendices. London: T & AD Poyser, 2011. Hardback, £50.00, ISBN: 978-1-4081-0966-3.

Debus, S. Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide. 2nd edn. xxi + 180 pages, numerous colour photographs, plates by Jeff Davies, maps, silhouettes to show flight attitudes. Collingwood VIC: CSIRO Publishing in association with BirdLife Australia, 2012. Paperback, AU$39.95, ISBN 978-0-643-10436-5.

Erritzoe, J., Mann, C.F., Brammer, F.P. & Fuller, R.A. Cuckoos of the World. (Helm Identification Guides.) 544 pages, 36 colour plates, many colour photographs and maps. London: Christopher Helm, 2012. Hardback, £60.00, ISBN 978-0-7136-6034-0.

Glandt, D. Kolkrabe & Co. Verhalten und Strategien intelligenter Lebenskünstler. 159 pages, many colour photographs, colour and black-and-white maps and other figures, 2 tables. Wiebelsheim: AULA-Verlag, 2012. Hardback, €19.95, ISBN 978-3-89104-760-6.

Ivanovskiy, V.V. Khishchnye Ptitsy Belorusskogo Poozer’ya: Monografiya [Birds of Prey of the Belarusian Poozer’ye [Poozerie] Region: A Monograph]. (in Russian, with English Contents, 2-page summary, table and figure captions). 209 pages, 12 black-and-white figures and 40 tables, appendix of 92 colour photographs on 16 unpaginated plates in middle of book. Vitebsk, Belarus: P.M. Masherov Vitebsk State University, 2012. Paperback, no price given, ISBN 978-985-517-357-2.

Jagers, G. The Pursuit of Complexity: The Utility of Biodiversity from an Evolutionary Perspective. 115 pages, black-and-white photographs and 2 figures. Zeist, The Netherlands: KNNV Publishing, 2012. Paperback, €14.95, ISBN 978-90-5011-4431.

Kirwan, G.M. & Green, G. Cotingas and Manakins. (Helm Identification Guides.) 624 pages, 34 colour plates, numerous colour photographs and maps. London: Christopher Helm, 2011. Hardback, £60.00, ISBN 978-0-7136-6025-8.

Latta, S.C. & Wallace, K.J. Ruta Barrancolí A Bird-Finding Guide to The Dominican Republic. 241 pages, 33 maps, 8 checklists, many colour photographs, and plates of all 32 endemic species. Pittsburgh: National Aviary, 2012. Paperback, US$29.95, ISBN: 978-0-615-62568-3.

McLaren, I. All the Birds of Nova Scotia: Status and Critical Identification. 247 pages, 124 colour photographs and some black-and-white figures. Kentville, Nova Scotia: Gaspereau Press, 2012. Hardback, CA$47.95, ISBN 978-1-55447-116-4.

McNab, B.K. Extreme Measures: The Ecological Energetics of Birds and Mammals. x + 312 pages, many black-and-white figures and tables, text boxes. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012. Paperback, US$35.00, £22.50, ISBN 978-0-226-56123-3 and 0-226-56123-2.

Niemann, D. Birds in a Cage. 312 pages, with maps and many illustrations. London: Short Books, 2012. Hardback, £20.00, ISBN 978-1-78072-093-7.

Pearson, B. Troubled Waters: Trailing the Albatross, an Artist’s Journey. (Langford Press Wildlife Art Series.) 136 pages, 109 watercolours, pencil drawings and other illustrations by the author. Peterborough: Langford Press, 2012. Hardback, £38.00, ISBN 978-1-904078-48-7.

Van Grouw, K. The Unfeathered Bird. xiii + 287 pages, 385 sepia illustrations. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2013. Hardback, US$49.95, £34.95, ISBN: 978-0-691-15134-2.

Warren, M. American Birding Sketchbook. (Langford Press Wildlife Art Series.) 144 pages, 339 paintings. Peterborough: Langford Press, 2012. Hardback, £38.00, ISBN 978-1-904078-47-0.

Wong Tsu Shi. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. 176 pages, numerous colour photographs, maps on inside of front and back covers. Oxford: John Beaufoy Publishing, 2012. Paperback (card covers), £9.99, ISBN 978-1-906780-68-5.

 

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Belik, V.P. (ed.) Strepet: Fauna. Ekologiya i Okhrana Ptits Yuzhnoy Palearktiki [The Little Bustard: Status, Ecology and Conservation of Southern Palaearctic Birds]. Volume 10(1). (in Russian, with English Contents, abstracts and some captions). 120 pages, figures and tables. Rostov-on-Don: South Federal University, 2012. ISSN 1992-2361.

Hudson, W.H. Adventures among Birds. (Collins Nature Library reprint; originally published by Hutchinson in 1913.) xvii + 253 pages. London: Collins, 2012. Hardback, £20.00, ISBN 978-0-00-746640-5.

Rae, S. Eagle Days. (Birds and People Series.) xx + 196 pages, numerous photographs. Peterborough: Langford Press, 2012. Paperback, £18.00, ISBN 978-1-904078-44-9.

Wahl, J., Dröschmeister, R., Langgemach, T. & Sudfeldt, C. Vögel in Deutschland – 2011. 74 pages, numerous colour photographs, figures and tables. Münster: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten, 2011. Paperback, €7.00, ISBN 978-3-9811698-7-4.

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IBIS 155 issue 1, January 2013

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Arlott, N. Birds of North America and Greenland. 240 pages, 104 colour plates and maps. London: HarperCollins, 2011. Hardback, £29.99, ISBN 978-0-00-729334-6.

Bicudo, J.E.P.W, Buttemer, W.A., Chappell, M.A., Pearson, J.T. & Bech, C. Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds. (Ecological and Environmental Physiology Series.) xv + 317 pages, numerous black-and-white figures, 4 text boxes in one chapter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010 (reprinted 2012). Hardback, £70.00, ISBN 978-0-19-922844-7; paperback, £34.95, ISBN 978-0-19-922845-4.

Chandler, D. Barn Owl. 128 pages, 81 colour photographs, 2 maps, 3 tables and 4 information boxes. London: New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd., 2011. Hardback, £14.99, ISBN 978 1 84773 768 7.

Dickinson, J.L. & Bonney, R. (eds) Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research. (A Comstock Book.) xviii + 279 pages, many black-and-white figures and tables. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. Hardback, US$49.95, ISBN 0-8014-4911-1 and 978-0-8014-4911-6.

Donohue, K. (ed.) Darwin’s Finches: Readings in the Evolution of a Scientific Paradigm. xvi + 492 pages, numerous black-and-white figures (including photographs, maps and sonograms) and tables. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Paperback, US$45.00, £29.00, ISBN 978-226-15771-9, 0-226-15771-7.

Fiuczynski, K.D. & Sömmer, P. Der Baumfalke. (Die Neue Brehm-Bücherei Bd. 575.) 5th (revised and enlarged) edn. 372 pages, 70 (mostly colour) photographs, 46 figures, 34 tables. Hohenwarsleben: Westarp Wissenschaften, 2011. Paperback, €48.15, ISBN 3-89432-229-2, 978-3-89432-229-8.

Flood, B. & Fisher, A. Multimedia Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds: Storm-petrels & Bulwer’s Petrel. 212 pages, 135 colour photographs, 11 range maps and 41 black-and-white illustrations by Ian Lewington; 2 DVDs with over 120 minutes of at-sea and in-hand footage with narration. Isles of Scilly, UK: Pelagic Birds & Birding Multimedia ID Guides (in association with Scilly Pelagics), 2011. Hardback, £39.99, ISBN 978-0-9568867-0-5.

Forshaw, J.M. & Shephard, M. Grassfinches in Australia. xvi + 318 pages, numerous colour paintings and line drawings, 5 figures, 12 tables. Collingwood, VIC., Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 2012. Hardback, AU$185.00, ISBN 978-0-643-09634-9.

Haas, M. Extremely Rare Birds in the Western Pale-arctic. 244 pages, numerous photographs, almost all in colour. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 2012. Hardback, €30.00, ISBN 978-84-96553-83-5.

Howell, S.N.G. Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide. xxiii + 483 pages, numerous colour plates, maps, tables. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2012. Hardback, US $45.00, £30.95, ISBN 978-0-691-14211-1.

Paul, E. (ed.) Emerging Avian Disease. (Studies in Avian Biology no. 42.) 108 pages, 15 figures, 8 tables, 2 appendices. Berkeley & Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press for the Cooper Ornithological Society, 2012. Hardback, US$39.95, £27.95, ISBN 978-0-520-27237-8.

Smith, M. Life with Birds: A Story of Mutual Exploitation. xv + 172 pages, 184 colour illustrations. Dunbeath, Caithness: Whittles Publishing, 2011. Paperback, £18.99, ISBN 978-1-84995-028-2.

Turner, D. Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher? A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture. 288 pages, black-and-white illustrations by Joe Beale at Pickled Ink. Chichester, UK: Summersdale Publishers Ltd, 2011. Hardback £12.99, ISBN 978-1-84953-145-0.

Williams, T.D. Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds. xviii + 368 pages, 112 line illustrations. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2012. Hardback, US$ 69.50, £48.95, ISBN 978-0-691-13982-1.

 

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Bannik, M.V., Atemasov, A.A. & Brezgunova, O.A. (eds) Bird Ecology: Species, Communities, Interrelations. (Issue 1, Parts 1-2 of The Somov Library.) Proceedings of the Meeting Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Nikolay N. Somov (1861-1923), 1-4 December 2011, Kharkov, Ukraine)]. (in Russian and Ukrainian, with English Contents and abstracts). 455 pages (Part 1), 464 pages (Part 2), black-and-white figures and tables throughout. Kharkov, Ukraine: Tochka, 2011. Hardback, price not known, ISBN 978-617-669-025-2 (Part1), 978-617669-010-8 (Part 2).

Bauer, H.-G., Bezzel, E. & Fiedler, W. (eds) Das Kompendium der Vögel Mitteleuropas: Ein umfassendes Handbuch zu Biologie, Gefïhrdung und Schutz. ix + 622 pages, 440 maps. Wiebelsheim: AULA-Verlag, 2012. Hardback, €99.90, ISBN 978-3-89104-758-3.

Davison, G.W.H. & Aik,Yeap Chin A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak. 176 pages, numerous colour photographs, maps on inside of front and back covers. Oxford: Beaufoy Books, 2012. Paperback, £9.99, ISBN 978-1-906780-85-2.

Forrester, R.W., Andrews, I.J., McInerny, C.J., Murray, R.D., McGowan, R.Y., Zonfrillo, B., Betts, M.W., Jardine, D.C. & Grundy, D.S. (eds) The Birds of Scotland Digital. Aberlady, Scotland: The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, 2012. CD-ROM, £15.00, including UK p&p, ISBN: 978-0-9512139-4-0.

Gibbon, M. Birds on Stamps of Postal Stationery till 2010. 134 pages, numerous colour illustrations. Doorn, The Netherlands: Daru Ltd, 2011. Paperback, €45.00 or PAYPAL US$60.00 from J. van der Ven, email: ln.liamnpknull@07vdvaJ. No ISBN.

Harrap, S. RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds. 2nd edn. 224 pages, many colour and a few black-and-white illustrations and maps. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012. Paperback, £5.99, ISBN 978-1-4081-7456-2.

Nankinov, D.N. Izsledvaniya vurkhu Faunata na Bulgariya. Ptitsy – Aves. Razred Vrabchopodobni – Passeriformes [Studies of the Fauna of Bulgaria. Birds – Aves. Order Passeriformes] (in Bulgarian). 407 pages, a few black-and-white figures. Sofia: ETO Publishing, 2009. Paperback, price not known, ISBN 978-954-9859-44-7.

Nankinov, D.N. Katalog na Bulgarskata Ornitofauna. Catalogus ornithofaunae bulgaricae [A Catalogue of the Birds of Bulgaria] (in Bulgarian). 358 pages. Sofia: ETO Publishing, 2012. Paperback, price not known, ISBN 978-954-9859-58-4.

Sviridova, T. (ed.) [Information Materials of the Working Group on Waders no. 25] (in Russian, with English Contents, summaries and some captions). 88 pages, 4 tables, line drawings. Moscow: Working Group on Waders, 2012.

Taylor, M. RSPB British Bird Finder. 288 pages, numerous colour photographs, maps and diagrams. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012. Paperback, £12.99, ISBN 978-1-4081-5867-8.

 

SOUND RECORDINGS

Tipp, C. (Compiler) Sounds of the Night: An Audio Guide to Britain’s Nocturnal Species. (NSACD 77.) 1 audio CD (playing time c.70 minutes) with accompanying booklet. London: British Library, 2012. £10.00 (also available for £7.00 as a download) from British Library Shop, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, online at http://www.bl.uk/shop, email: ku.lbnull@pohs-lb, ISBN 978-0-7123-5121-8.

Tipp, C. (Compiler) Wild London: Sounds of the City’s Wildlife. (NSACD 106.) 20121 audio CD (playing time c.70 minutes) with accompanying booklet. ISBN 978-0-7123-5122-5. All other details as above.

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