Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|Statement||edited by J. Matthias Starck, Robert E. Ricklefs.|
|Series||Oxford ornithology series ;, 8|
|Contributions||Starck, J. Matthias, 1958-, Ricklefs, Robert E.|
|LC Classifications||QL698 .A828 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 441 p. :|
|Number of Pages||441|
|LC Control Number||96028402|
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