Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers

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A&C Black, Jun 30, 2010 - Nature - 352 pages
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This guide covers all 110 of the world's species of tits, nuthatches and creepers. The Parulidae ("true" tits), Remizidae (penduline tits) and Aegithalidae (long-tailed tits) form the bulk of the book (78 species), with a further 24 species of nuthatch and eight creepers. The text covers each species under a number of headings: identification, sex and age, voice, distribution and movements, habitat, population, habits, breeding biology, description, movements, geographical variation, relationships, and references.
 

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Contents

Introduction
8
Acknowledgements
9
Classification
11
Family Introductions
16
Plumages and Topography
23
Notes on the Species Accounts
25
Notes on the Colour Plates Captions and Maps
33
Colour Plates and Distribution Maps
35
Subgenus Periparus
294
Subgenus Pardaliparus
309
Subgenus Lophophanes
317
Subgenus Melaniparus
321
Subgenus Parus
353
Subgenus Machlolophus
383
Subgenus Cyanistes
385
Subgenus Sittiparus
397

Species Accounts
109
Wallcreeper
173
Subfamily Certhinae Tribe Certhiini Typical Treecreepers
177
Spotted Creeper
202
Subfamily Remizinae Penduline Tits
205
True Tits
237
Subgenus Baeolophus
403
LONGTAILED TITS
420
Bibliography
445
Scientific Names of Birds Mentioned in the Text
459
Index
461
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Simon Harrap is co-author of "Birdwatching in Britain", and co-author of "Orchids of Britain and Ireland". David Quinn co-illustrated "New World Warblers" and is a winner of the "British Birds Bird Illustrator of the Year" competition.

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