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Other kingfisher species
Kingfisher species from around the world,
via the Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, and Rollers by Few birds can match the dazzling beauty of kingfishers, bee-eaters, and rollers. Until now no comprehensive treatment of these families has appeared in a single volume. This authoritative guide provides an up-to-the-minute review of all that is known about the world's 123 species. The forty magnificient plates by Alan Harris show every species, all main subspecies, and most sex and age variations--350 portraits in all. For easy reference, color maps showing breeding and wintering ranges appear opposite the plates. Text and plates are carefully coordinated, with emphasis on behavior, field characters, and identification; and the species accounts, which form the bulk of the book, are liberally illustrated with line drawings.
Publication Date: 1992-08-30
More bird resources
Birds of the World
Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families (licensed online resource).
Illinois Birds: A Century of Change by Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication no. 31.
Compares bird populations and landscapes in Illinois from the turn of the last century, the 1950s (Graber and Graber, 1963) and the turn of this century (Forbes & Gross, 1922). Surveys in the 2000s turned up 26 species not found 50 or 100 years ago, including wood ducks, house finches, and collared doves. While only one species has been eliminated from Illinois, there are several species that are declining.
Publication Date: 2010