Swifts: A Guide to the Swifts and Treeswifts of the World

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A&C Black, Aug 30, 2010 - Nature - 272 pages
This work collates late-1990s research findings from the field of ornithology to provide a thoroughly modern overview of swift identification and distribution. This edition has revised artwork and maps, and much new textual material.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
13
STYLE AND LAYOUT OF THE BOOK
15
RELATIONSHIPS AND TAXONOMY
19
BREEDING BEHAVIOUR
27
ROOSTING
30
FEEDING AND ECOLOGICAL SEPARATION
32
MORTALITY AND PREDATORS
36
SCHOUTEDENAPUS
154
MEARNSIA
157
ZOONAVENA
159
TELACANTHURA
162
RHAPHIDURA
166
NEAFRAPUS
169
HIRUNDAPUS
172
CHAETURA
179

MOULT
38
FLIGHT
41
CONSERVATION
42
UNDESCRIBED SPECIES
43
WATCHING SWIFTS
44
COLOUR PLATES
47
SYSTEMATIC SECTION
97
CYPSELOIDES
99
STREPTOPROCNE
114
COLLOCALIA
120
AERONAUTES
196
TACHORNIS
201
PANYPTILA
205
CYPSIURUS
209
TACHYMARPTIS
214
APUS
219
HEMIPROCNE
250
BIBLIOGRAPHY
258
INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC AND ENGLISH NAMES
267
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Chantler has served on the Kent Omithological Society Records Committee and as a consultant for the Seychelles Records Committee.

Driessens is one of Belgium's best-known bird artists.

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