Tanagers, Saltators, Sparrows, Buntings, Grosbeaks, Finches, Bishops, Weavers, Munias, Waxbills, etc.

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Extended family of the Tanagers, Sparrows, & Finches: Akekee, Akialoa, Akiapolaau, Akikiki, Akohekohe, Alauahio, Amakihi, Anianiau, Antpecker, Ant-Tanager, Apapane, Avadavat, Bananaquit, Bishop, Bluebill, Brambling, Brush-Finch, Buffalo-Weaver, Bullfinch, Bunting, Bush-Tanager, Cactus-Finch, Canary, Cardinal, Chaffinch, Chat, Chat-Tanager, Chlorophonia, Chlorospingus, Citril, Conebill, Cordonbleu, Creeper, Crimson-wing, Crossbill, Cut-throat, Dacnis, Dickcissel, Diuca-Finch, Euphonia, Finch, Firefinch, Firetail, Flowerpiercer, Fody, Grass-Finch, Grassquit, Golden-Sparrow, Golden-Weaver, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Grenadier, Grosbeak, Grosbeak-Canary, Ground-Finch, Ground-Sparrow, Hawfinch, Hemispingus, Hookbill, Honeycreeper, Ibon, Iiwi, Inca Finch, Indigobird, Junco, Kakawahie, Koa-Finch, Linnet, Locustfinch, Longspur, Malimbe, Mamo, Mannikin, Masked-Weaver, Mountain-Finch, Mountain-Tanager, Munia, Nigrita, Nukupuu, Oliveback, Orangequit, Ou, Palila, Palm-Tanager, Pampa-Finch, Paradise-Whydah, Pardusco, Parrotbill, Parrotfinch, Petronia, Plushcap, Poo-uli, Pyrrhuloxia, Pytilia, Quailfinch, Quelea, Redpoll, Rosefinch, Rosy-Finch, Saltator, Seedcracker, Seedeater, Seed-finch, Serin, Shrike-Tanager, Sierra-Finch, Silverbill, Siskin, Snowfinch, Social-Weaver, Sparrow, Sparrow-Weaver, Spindalis, Tanager, Towhee, Tree-Finch, Twinspot, Twite, Ula-ai-hawane, Warbler-Finch, Warbling-Finch, Waxbill, Weaver, Whydah, Widowbird, Yellowhammer, Yellow-finch


 

 

Blue Honeycreepers
Bird Photo Coffee Table Book Seires: Volume 1
by Carney, Deborah and Vinny O'Hare
2012,  36pp,  ISBN: 9781470174453
(4157)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
    

Cardinal, The
by Osborne, June
1995,  108pp,  ISBN: 0292760434
softcover; a reference or "biography" of the life history of the Northern Cardinal; the 12 months of the cardinal's life beginning in January are grouped into 5 chapters; material covers feeding, range, courtship, breeding, molting, and social behavior; a review of the cardinal in US culture is also discussed; 19 color photographs of the bird, nest, and eggs
(686)


 

English Sparrow (Passer Domesticus) in North America, The
especially in its relations to agriculture
by Barrows, Walter B.
1889,  405pp,  ISBN: Unknown
(3995)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

      

Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada
by Rising, James D.
1996,  365pp,  ISBN: 0125889704
hardcover; 27 excellent color plates show all 62 species of sparrows and old world buntings to have been found in the US and Canada; multiple illustrations for each bird show gender, age, and subspecies plumages; additional b&w sketches show details of bill, heads, or tails throughout the text; each bird has a mini-chapter of 2-14 pages of extensive material on descriptions, identification and similar species along with voice, habits, habitat, range, and breeding; a winter/summer range map and a relative-abundance breeding survey map are given for each bird
(669)


Handbook of Sparrows and Finches of New England
by Maynard, Charles Johnson
1896,  94pp,  ISBN: Unknown
(1832)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
      

Hawaiian Honeycreepers, The
(Bird Families of the World)
by Pratt, H. Douglas
2004,  342pp,  ISBN: 019854653X
hardcover; ornithological reference presenting the evolution and natural history of the subfamily plus specific accounts for each of the 51 known species; 7 good color plates illustrate 31 species; 138 b&w photos of habitat, flowers, and feeding birds; individual accounts range from 1-4 pages with material on description, voice, identification, distribution, habitat, diet, breeding, and other natural history information; distribution map provided for only the non-extinct
(1422)


    

Life Histories of North American Blackbirds, Orioles, Tanagers, and Allies
by Bent, Arthur Cleveland
1965, 549pp, ISBN: 0486210936
(1070)


 

    

Life Histories of North American Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Buntings, Towhees, Finches, Sparrows, and Allies
Part One: Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Buntings, Finches, Redpolls, Crossbills, Towhees
by Bent, Arthur Cleveland
1968,  602pp,  ISBN: 0486219771
softcover; 1 color photograph shows Lazuli Bunting; 55 b&w photographs; 37 species of cardinal, grosbeak, bunting, finch, and towhee each discussed in a lengthy chapter; chapters cover nearly all recognized subspecies; extensive material is written in a narrative style and covers nearly all aspects of the bird's life history with courtship, nesting, eggs, plumages, good, behavior, voice, field marks, and distribution; no range maps
(1071)


 

    

Life Histories of North American Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Buntings, Towhees, Finches, Sparrows, and Allies
Part Two: Towhees, Juncos, Sparrows
by Bent, Arthur Cleveland
1968,  1248pp,  ISBN: 048621978X
softcover; 1 color plate shows Dusky Seaside Sparrows; 60 b&w photographs; 35 species of sparrows each discussed in a lengthy chapter; chapters cover nearly all recognized subspecies; extensive material is written in a narrative style and covers nearly all aspects of the bird's life history with courtship, nesting, eggs, plumages, good, behavior, voice, field marks, and distribution; no range maps
(1073)


    

Life Histories of North American Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Buntings, Towhees, Finches, Sparrows, and Allies
Part Three: Sparrows, Longspurs, Snow Buntings, and Others
by Bent, Arthur Cleveland
1968,  1889pp,  ISBN: 0486219798
softcover; 1 color plate shows Smith's Longspurs; 20 b&w photographs; 15 species of cardinal, grosbeak, bunting, finch, and towhee each discussed in a lengthy chapter; chapters cover nearly all recognized subspecies; extensive material is written in a narrative style and covers nearly all aspects of the bird's life history with courtship, nesting, eggs, plumages, good, behavior, voice, field marks, and distribution; no range maps
(1072)


Life of the Tanager
by Skutch, Alexander F. and Dana Gardner
1989,  152pp,  ISBN: 9780801422263
(3434)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Molt of the Genus Spizella (Passeriformes, Emberizidae) in Relation to Ecological Factors Affecting Plumage Wear
by Willoughby, Ernest J.
1991,  20pp,  ISBN: Unknown
(4156)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird, The
The Discovery and Death of the Po'ouli
by Powell, Alvin
2008,  280pp,  ISBN: 9780811734486
(2792)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   

Shadow and a Song
The Struggle to Save an Endangered Species
by Walters, Mark Jerome
1992,  238pp,  ISBN: 093003158X
hardcover; a 24-chapter narrated biography and history of the now extinct Dusky Seaside Sparrow; nearly all discussion reviews the political, conservation, and human factors that contributed to the efforts of saving the bird and of attributing to its extinction; no illustrations other than a single hand drawn map of the bird's limited range around Kennedy Space Center
(1186)


    

Sparrows and Finches of Ontario
by Earley, Chris G.
2001,  96pp,  ISBN: 0920345344
softcover;  small booklet shows 180 quality color photos of 38 expected species of sparrows, buntings, grosbeaks, and finches along with another 20 vagrant species; male and female plumages and some seasonal/age variations shown for the more common species;  several paragraphs give concise descriptive notes on the various plumages; 3 tables give notes to compare and differentiate similar species; no range maps
(2498)


   

Sparrows and Finches of the Great Lakes Region and Eastern North
by Earley, Chris G.
2003,  128pp,  ISBN: 1552977072
softcover; 220+ color photographs of 62 species; includes single photos of western vagrants; concise notes describe the male and female plumages and a generalized description of the bird's song; additional notes given on various natural history tidbits; small range map showing North and South America gives a general range for each bird
(743)


  

Sparrows of Arizona
Guide to Identification by Structure and  Sound
by Hansen, Homer M.
2008,  5pp,  ISBN: 9780982019115
Oversized sheet folded twice, 34 species compared in a table of 5 identification tips, excludes 7 rarities to AZ; silhouette of genera; simple line drawing of a generic sparrow illustrates tail and bill structures to examine; sturdy waterproof paper
(1981)


    

Sparrows of the United States and Canada
The Photographic Guide
by Beadle, David D. and James D. Rising
2002,  328pp,  ISBN: 0125889755
flexcover; over 350 very good color photographs show all 64 species of sparrows and Old World buntings (only Emberizidae); photos provide examples of plumages from various races, subspecies, and seasonal variation; a 3-11 page chapter on each bird focuses on description, and similar species along with identification notes with each of the photos; additional material covers habitat, lengthier descriptions of the voice, molt, distribution, and geographic variation; 3-color range map given for each
(806)


      

Species Relationships in the Avian Genus Aimophila
Ornithological Monograph No.23
by Wolf, Larry L.
1977,  220pp,  ISBN: Unknown
softcover; research and data oriented document covers 12 species in the genus Aimophila found from the US to Central America; chapters cover species accounts, plumage and molts, generial biology, vocalizations, breeding, nesting, and morphology; 5 maps show ranges of all species, 2 b&w photos show museum skins, 8 photos show sonograms;  additional 17 figures and 36 tables
(1189)


       

Tanagers, The
Natural History, Distribution, and Identification
by Isler, Morton L. and Phyllis R. Isler
1987,  406pp,  ISBN: 0874745535
(1311)


     

Tanagers: Volume I
Tersinidae, Thraupidae Genus 1-16
by Norgaard-Olesen, E.
1973,  255pp,  ISBN: Unknown
softcover; the two books cover all the tanagers (as taxonomically defined in 1973) found in North and South America; this volume I reviews 108 species and shows 47 in a color photo plus another 9 species in b&w photos; 2 color-illustrated plates show 6 more species; range maps are given for 90 species; one-half to a full page of text provides descriptions, distribution, nomenclature, and subspecies; this book is not an identification guide but a review of the species
(121)


     

Tanagers: Volume II
Thraupidae Genus 17-57
by Norgaard-Olesen, E.
1974,  216pp,  ISBN: Unknown
softcover; the two books cover all the tanagers (as taxonomically defined in 1973) found in North and South America; this volume II reviews 101 species and shows 41 in a color photo; range maps are given for 71 species; one-half to a full page of text provides descriptions, distribution, nomenclature, and subspecies; this book is not an identification guide but a review of the species
(3112)


     

Tanagers, Cardinals, and Finches of the United States and Canada
The Photographic Guide
by Beadle, David D. and James D. Rising
2006,  196pp,  ISBN: 0691118582
flex-cover; 200 color photographs show all 46 species; male and female plumages are shown plus juvenile; 2-3 pages of text on each bird covers description of the various plumages and subspecies as well as noting similar species; more text discuses habitat, molt, and habitat; 3-colored range map for all but the rarer species
(847)


 

 
    

Finches
by Newton, Ian
1973,  288pp,  ISBN: 0800827201
hardcover, 4 quality illustrated color plates, 24 b&w photo plates, 62 figures of graphs, charts, and line drawings, 18 tables, 18 appendices, ecology, behavior, and natural history of Carduelinae finches of mainly Europe
(1990)


   

Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and North Africa: Volume VIII
Crows to Finches
by Cramp, Stanley, Editor
1994,  899pp,  ISBN: Unknown
(325)


   

Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and North Africa: Volume IX
Buntings and New World Warblers
by Cramp, Stanley, Editor
1994,  488pp,  ISBN: Unknown
(326)


Monographie des Fringilles: Volume 1
by Ottaviani, Michel
2009,  488pp,  ISBN: 9782909136202
(1885)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monographie des Fringilles: Volume 2
by Ottaviani, Michel
2011,  286pp,  ISBN: 9782909136349
(3062)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monographie des Fringilles: Volume 3
by Ottaviani, Michel
2011,  320pp,  ISBN: 9782909136356
(3063)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pine Crossbills
by Nethersole-Thompson, Desmond
1975,  ISBN: Unknown
(2107)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
  

Australian Finches
by Immelmann, Klaus
1971,  216pp,  ISBN: 0207123101
(430)


Birds of Africa: Volume VII
Sparrows to Buntings
by Fry, C. Hilary and Stuart Keith
2004,  728pp,  ISBN: 0713665319
(1849)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


      

Canaries, Seedeaters and Buntings of Southern Africa, The
by Skead, C.J.
1960,  152pp,  ISBN: Unknown
(3384)


    

Finches, Bowerbirds and Other Passerines of Australia
by Ronald Strahan
1996,  301pp,  ISBN: 0207188807
hardcover; 179 excellent color photographs of 74 species in 15 families; includes 14 species of bowerbirds, paradise, manucode, and catbirds are shown with quality photos; each species receives 2-3 pages of text covering behavior, habitat, natural history notes, and summarized array of notes on voice, plumage descriptions, breeding times, and distribution; range map is given for each bird
(312)


Grassfinches in Australia
by Forshaw, Joseph M. and Mark Shephard
2012,  336pp,  ISBN: 9780643096349
(3733)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


      

Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan: Volume 10
Flowerpeckers to Buntings
by Ali, Salim and S. Dillon Ripley
1974,  334pp,  ISBN: 195603850
(596)


 

 
      

Estrildid Finches of the World
by Goodwin, Derek
1982,  328pp,  ISBN: 0801414334
hardcover; large format book with 8 color plates illustrating 54 (33%) of all species; rough b&w sketches illustrate another 35 species with the remaining 70+ not illustrated; text covers all estrildid species from Africa through Asia to Australia; each bird is reviewed with a thorough description of the various plumages along with information on distribution, habitat, feeding, nesting, voice, and behavior; range map provided for each bird
(1166)


Finches and Other Seed-eating Birds
by Restall, Robin L.
1975,  333pp,  ISBN: Unknown
(742)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


      

Finches and Sparrows
An Identification Guide
by Clement, Peter, Alan Harris, and John Davis
1993,  500pp,  ISBN: 0691034249
hardcover;  73 very good color plates cover all 290 species of Fringillidae, Estrildidae, and Passeridae (no Emberizidae are included); plates show plumages of male, female, juvenile, and races; another 50+ b&w line drawings show detail of wings, beak, and tail; extensive text on each bird is rich in identification and descriptive material with additional information on voice, status, habitat, distribution, and movements; 3-colored range map given for each bird
(1168)


     

Guide des Passereaux Granivores
by Armani, Gilbert C.
1983,  260pp,  ISBN: 2603001728
softcover; 22 color plates illustrate 228 species and 2 more plates show 20 aberrant or hybrid plumages; all cardueline (finch) and cardinalinae (cardinal/grosbeaks) are included plus 66 of the emberizidae with seedeaters and grassquits; text on each bird includes description, voice, habitat, distribution, behavior, and nesting; no range maps; all text is in French only
(1354)


Hancock House Encyclopedia of Estrildid Finches
by Vriends, Matthew, Heming-Vriends, Tanya
2001,  256pp,  ISBN: 0888394934
(1515)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Handbook of the Birds of the World:  Volume 14
Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows
by del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliott, and David Christie
2009,  893pp,  ISBN: 9788496553507
(3764)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Handbook of the Birds of the World:  Volume 15
Weavers to New World Warblers
by del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliott, and David Christie
2010,  879pp,  ISBN: 9788496553682
(3765)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Handbook of the Birds of the World:  Volume 16
Tanagers to New World Blackbirds
by del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliott, and David Christie
2011,  893pp,  ISBN: 9788496553781
(3760)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


      

Munias and Mannikins
by Restall, Robin
1996,  264pp,  ISBN: 1873403518
hardcover; 16 color plates of 40 species all drawn in the same perched pose; many plumages shown for male, female, juvenile, and subspecies; another 64 color plates show various plumages of all the birds form a dorsal, ventral, and profile view with the wing open to show detail; mini-chapter of 1-5 pages on each species gives thorough coverage of field characters, status, habitat, behavior, feeding, voice, courtship, breeding, distribution, and additional information on multiple species; shaded range map given for each bird
(1441)


       

Sparrows and Buntings
A Guide to the Sparrows and Buntings of North America and the World
by Byers, Clive, Jon Curson, and Urban Olsson
1995,  334pp,  ISBN: 0395738733
hardcover; 39 good color plates show 110 species of the northern hemisphere; male and female plumages are shown along with the juvenile and various races; many good b&w line drawings show detail in the tail or wing feathers; extensive text focuses on identification, descriptions and subspecies with additional material on voice, habitat, status, and distribution; gray-shaded range map is given for each bird
(1244)


Sparrows: A Study of the Genus Passer, The
by Summers-Smith, J. Denis
1988,  342pp,  ISBN: 0856610488
(301)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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