Descriptions of a few West-African birds by George Robert Gray

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  • Birds -- Africa, West

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Other titlesMr. G.R. Gray on a few West-African birds
Statementby G.R. Gray.
SeriesMiscellanea ornithologica -- v. 7, Annals and magazine of natural history -- 1862
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19071257M

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Nice. How could the book be even better. The drawings. Some of the drawings /5(14). This recently published field guide complements the original well-received Birds of Western Africa (Borrow & Demey ; see review Bull.

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