Songbirds of the World Author:Charles L. Austin Jr. Originally published as one section of the major work Birds of the World (1961), this new paperback (1967) includes all the families of song birds -- from antbirds to wrens. The author is Oliver L. Austin, Jr., an eminent ornithologist who is associated with the Florida State Museum, University of Florida. The magnificent full-color paintings il... more »lustrate more than 300 species in lifelike poses, accurate down to the last minutely detailed flight feather. They are the work of Arthur Singer, whom Audubon Magazine calls "one of the most accomplished bird illustrators." He is the illustrator, also, of the widely hailed Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification (Golden Press).
Song Birds of the World exemplifies a new idea in paperback publishing -- a series of outstanding books, illustrated throughout in fill color. These unique paperbacks, reprints of Golden Press hardcover books, are expertly printed on top quality paper and contain a variety of fascinating factual material for the general reader.« less