Large, comprehensive reference book, published in 1980, describing 97 species of birds, Volume 2 of a series of nine. Detailed descriptions of each species, its field character, habitat, distribution, population, social pattern and behaviour etc., illustrated by specially commissioned colour plates, 108 in all. Also colour plates of eggs and drawings, maps and diagrams in text. In original dust jacket, protected by plastic sleeve; jacket under in excellent condition. Slight discolouration to top page edges and some minor foxing to initial pages, including title page and contents, but otherwise a clean, tight copy in very good condition.