Grouse of the World

Published by New Holland

The first comprehensive English-language guide to this unique family of birds reading for all enthusiasts. Although under pressure as a result of habitat destruction in both the Palearctic and Nearctic, many of the grouse species are still abundant and familiar to many people.

The book explores the evolution of the grouse and then examines each species in turn, noting its distribution and habitat, plumage, subspecies, diet, breeding regime and conservation. The important text draws on extensive research never before published in English, as well as the examination of 4.500 specimens from across the world. It is augmented by hundreds of figures, including those illustrating features of grouse morphology and behaviour, colour maps and colour plates and photos covering key plumages.