Munias and Mannikins (Dialogues of Plato; 4)

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9780300071092: Munias and Mannikins (Dialogues of Plato; 4)

Book by Restall Robin

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Munias and mannikins (the names are interchangeable) comprise a single genus of 41 species of seed-eating passerines inhabiting the tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World. The author has been studying munias and mannikins for many years, both in the field and in his own aviaries. His extensive travels have enabled him to see most of the species in the wild and in addition he has kept many of them in captivity, giving him a unique opportunity to study them at close quarters. The book is illustrated with 16 color plates of perched birds in field guide style depicting every known plumage, plus a unique set of 64 plates of colored 'measured drawings' of individual birds to show plumage variation. There are also numerous line drawings, most of which show behavior never before illustrated or described. The result of this original research is a comprehensive monograph covering every species and subspecies in breathtaking detail.

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Robin Restall has been studying, illustrating, and writing about birds for over forty years. This book is the result of an intensive seven-year focus involving field work in almost every Asian country, maintenance of a unique collection of live birds, extensive study of museum specimens, and interaction with ornithologists, aviculturists, and traders all over the world.

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