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Gulls of the World - by Klaus Malling Olsen (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 488

Genre: Nature

Sub-Genre: Animals

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Birds

Author: Klaus Malling Olsen

Language: English

TCIN: 77764185
UPC: 9780691180595
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-0722

Description

A comprehensive photographic guide to the world's gull species

With more than 50 gull species in the world, this family of seabirds poses some of the greatest field identification challenges of any bird group: age-related plumage changes, extensive variations within species, frequent hybridization, and complex distribution.

Gulls of the World takes on these challenges and is the first book to provide a comprehensive look at these birds. Concise text emphasizes field identification, with in-depth discussion of variations as well as coverage of habitat, status, and distribution. Abundant photographs highlight identification criteria and, crucially, factor in age and subspecific field separation. Informative species accounts are accompanied by detailed color range maps.

Gulls of the World is the most authoritative photographic guide to this remarkable bird family.

  • The first book to provide in-depth coverage of all the world's gull species
  • More than 600 stunning color photographs
  • Concise text looks at variations, habitat, status, and distribution
  • Informative species accounts and color range maps

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