STONECHATS: A GUIDE TO THE GENUS SAXICOLA By Ewan Urquhart, illustrated by Adam Bowley. Christopher Helm, A&C Black, London, 2002. 320 pages; 14 colour plates; 92 colour photos; distribution maps. ISBN 0-7136-6024-4. Hardback, £37.00.

This new addition to the Helm Identification Guide series presents a comprehensive review of much that is known of the genus Saxicola. It discusses the taxonomy, identification, status, distribution, habitat, movements, calls, behaviour, moult, breeding biology and conservation status of the 14 currently recognised species and their constituent forms. 

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