The Birds of the Palearctic Fauna: a Systematic Reference (Non-Passeriformes). By Charles Vaurie. Witherby, London» 1965. x x i i + 7 6 4 pages. £ 7 7s. A L T H O U G H T H E P A L E A R C T I C unites such seemingly diverse areas as Britain, the Mediterranean countries, Siberia and Japan in one zoogeographical entity, the avifaunas of all parts of this huge Old World region have so much in...

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