Die Schneehiihner. By E. O. Hohn. 84 pages. DM 7.50. Der Eichelhaher. By Andras Keve. 128 pages. DM 10.00. Raben- und Nebelkrahe. By Manfred Melde. n o pages. DM 8.20. Strandlaufer Eurasiens. By S. M. Uspenski. 78 pages. DM 6.40. Numbers 408, 410, 414 and 420 in the series Die Neue BrehmBucherei, A. Ziemsen Verlag, Wittenberg Lutherstadt, East Germany, 1969. All with photographs, text-figures and maps. Dozens of small books in this series have appeared since the first was published in 195 5, and they continue to appear. Number 408 deals with the Willow Grouse and Ptarmigan, number 410 with the Jay, number 414 with the Carrion and Hooded Crows and number 420 with Palearctic sandpipers. They are not monographs of 'New Naturalist' scope, but somewhere between this and a species or genus section from a very full and detailed handbook. The editors have evidently tried to ensure that all aspects of the biology of the species or group concerned should be covered, but the result is that many topics are touched on with a dry, factual treatment and others, in which the author is especially interested, are developed at greater length. The many blackand-white photographs are mainly of good quality. The whole series would form a useful reference library covering much of the European avifauna, but single volumes are likely to appeal only to those particularly concerned with the species covered. Of the four under review, numbers 410 and 414 include quite extensive bibliographies of eight pages each, that
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Issue 1
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Ruttledge, R. F
Cramp, S
Snow, D. W
Ruttledge, R. F
Cramp, S
Snow, D. W
Ruttledge, R. F
Cramp, S
Snow, D. W

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