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Seabirds of the World:
A Photographic Guide
Peter Harrison

Paperback | 1996 | This edition is out of print | ISBN: 9780691015514

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This pocket-sized guide is unprecedented in its concept of illustrating photographically the more than 321 species of seabirds in the world. It comprises an exciting collection of over 740 seabird photographs by more than 300 of the world's leading seabird photographers and researchers. The majority of these photographs have never been published before, and include pictures of some of the rarest and most enigmatic birds in the world--species such as the recently discovered Amsterdam Albatross, the Chinese Black-headed Gull, the Relict Gull, and the near-extinct Short-tailed Albatross. Of special value are the flight shots of some of the most difficult-to-identify groups of birds.

Seabirds of the World represents easily the largest and most complete collection of seabird photographs ever published. It is complemented by a highly readable and succinct text intended to aid identification in the field.

Review:

"This is an essential guide for anyone seeking to identify seabirds anywhere on the world's oceans and seas. Most highly recommended."--Wildlife Activist

Table of Contents:

Preface 7
Acknowledgements 9
Photographic Credits 10
Introduction
How to Use this Guide 11
Topography of a Seabird 13
Seabird Orders 14
Photographic Plates 22-173
Systematic Section
Penguins Spheniscidae 176
Divers/Loons Gaviidae 182
Grebes Podicipedidae 183
Albatrosses Diomedeidae 186
Petrels and Shearwaters Procellariidae 191
Storm-petrels Oceanitidae 214
Diving-petrels Pelecanoididae 220
Tropicbirds Phaethontidae 222
Pelicans Pelecanidae 223
Gannets and Boobies Sulidae 225
Cormorants Phalacrocoracidae 228
Frigatebirds Fregatidae 239
Phalaropes Phalaropodidae 241
Skuas Stercorariidae 242
Gulls, Terns and Noddies Laridae 244
Skimmers Rynchopidae 275
Auks Alcidae 276
Tubenose Identification Keys 286-309
Selected Bibliography 310
Index of English Names 311-314
Index of Scientific Names 315-317

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