Cuckoos of the World, Hardback Book


Winner - Birdwatch Book of the Year 2012This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and coucals - the family Cuculidae.

Famed as brood-parasites of other birds, the cuckoos include a diverse range of species, from the roadrunners of North America to the spectacular malkohas of southern Asia.

This book discusses the biology and identification of these birds on a species-by-species basis, bringing together the very latest research with accurate range maps, more than 600 stunning colour photographs that illuminate age and racial plumage differences, and 36 superb plates by a team of internationally renowned artists.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 544 pages, 36 plates, 150 maps, 600 photos (all colour) plus line drawings
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Birds (ornithology)
  • ISBN: 9780713660340


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