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The Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic
Mark Beaman & Steve Madge

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgements 8
Introduction 9
Ostrich STRUTHIONIDAE 33
Divers (or Loons) GAVIIDAE 33
Grebes PODICIPEDIDAE 36
Albatrosses DIOMEDEIDAE 40
Petrels & Shearwaters PROCELLARIIDAE 42
Storm-petrels HYDROBATIDAE 72
Tropicbirds PHAETHONTIDAE 76
Gannets & Boobies SULIDAE 76
Cormorants PHALACROCORACIDAE 79
Darters ANHINGIDAE 82
Pelicans PELECANIDAE 83
Frigatebirds FREGATIDAE 85
Herons & Egrets ARDEIDAE 86
Storks CICONIIDAE 109
Ibises & Spoonbills THRESKIORNITHIDAE 111
Flamingos PHOENICOPTERIDAE 113
Wildfowl (or Waterfowl) ANATIDAE 114
Hawks & Eagles ACCIPITRIDAE 180
Osprey PANDIONIDAE 205
Falcons FALCONIDAE 205
Grouse TETRAONIDAE 253
Pheasants & Partridges PHASIANIDAE 256
Guineafowl NUMIDIDAE 265
Buttonquails TURNICIDAE 265
Rails RALLIDAE 266
Cranes GRUIDAE 273
Bustards OTIDIDAE 275
Painted-snipes ROSTRATULIDAE 295
Oystercatchers HAEMATOPODIDAE 295
Stilts & Avocets RECURVIROSTRIDAE 296
Crab-plover DROMADIDAE 298
Thick-knees BURHINIDAE 298
Coursers & Pratincoles GLAREOLIDAE 299
Plovers CHARADRIIDAE 302
Sandpipers SCOLOPACIDAE 313
Skuas STERCORARIIDAE 388
Gulls LARIDAE 393
Terns STERNIDAE 449
Skimmers RYNCHOPIDAE 463
Auks (or Alcids) ALCIDAE 464
Sandgrouse PTEROCLIDIDAE 469
Pigeons & Doves COLUMBIDAE 472
Parrots PSITTACIDAE 479
Cuckoos CUCULIDAE 480
Owls RYTONIDAE & STRIGIDAE 484
Nightjars CAPRIMULGIDAE 515
Swifts APODIDAE 519
Kingfishers ALCEDINIDAE 524
Bee-eaters MEROPIDAE 526
Rollers CORACIIDAE 527
Hoopoes UPUPIDAE 529
Woodpeckers PICIDAE 530
Tyrant Flycatchers TYRANNIDAE 537
Larks ALAUDIDAE 539
Swallows & Martins HIRUNDINIDAE 568
Pipits & Wagtails MOTACILLIDAE 574
Bulbuls PYCNONOTIDAE 590
Waxwings & Hypocolius BOMBYCILLIDAE 591
Dippers CINCLIDAE 593
Wrens TROGLODYTIDAE 593
Mockingbirds & Thrashers MIMIDAE 594
Accentors PRUNELLIDAE 595
Thrushes & Chats TURDIDAE 598
Warblers SYLVIIDAE 646
Flycatchers MUSCICAPIDAE 704
Babblers TIMALIIDAE 708
Long-tailed Tits AEGITHALIDAE 710
Tits PARIDAE 711
Nuthatches SITTIDAE 715
Wallcreepers TICHODROMADIDAE 719
Treecreepers CERTHIIDAE 719
Penduline Tits REMIZIDAE 721
Sunbirds NECTARINIIDAE 722
Orioles ORIOLIDAE 724
Shrikes LANIIDAE 724
Crows CORVIDAE 744
Starlings STURNIDAE 752
Sparrows PASSERIDAE 756
Weavers PLOCEIDAE 762
Waxbills ESTRILDIDAE 763
Vireos VIREONIDAE 765
Finches FRINGILLIDAE 767
American Wood-warblers PARULIDAE 809
Tanagers THRAUPIDAE 818
Buntings EMBERIZIDAE 819
American Orioles & Blackbirds ICTERIDAE 840
Appendix 845
Further Reading 851
Index of English Names 854
Index of Scientific Names 863

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