PSAS Subject Guide

Guides to the best databases and resources for each subject area.

Reference Works - avian / birds

  • A photographic encyclopedia of birds   (QL672.2 C775 1990)
  • The pictorial encyclopedia of birds of the world  (QL673 R251 1989)
  • Encyclopedia of birds  (QL672.2 A357)
  • The complete encyclopedia of cage & aviary birds  (QL672.2 V514)
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s handbook of bird biology  (QL673 C814 2016)
  • RSPB handbook of British birds (QL690 G7H726 2006)
  • Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa : the birds of the Western Palearctic  (QL690 A1H236)
  • Manual of standards for diagnostic test and vaccines: lists A and B diseases of mammals, birds and bees  (SF771 M294 2000)
  • BSAVA manual of raptors, pigeons and passerine birds  (SF994 B916)
  • Handbook of avian medicine  (SF994 H236 2009)
  • Elsevier’s dictionary of bird names in Latin, English, German, French, and Italian  (QL677 E49)
  • The dictionary of birds in colour   (QL673.C3)
  • A dictionary of scientific bird names  (QL677 J62)
  • What’s that bird? : a quick reference guide to the most common European garden birds  (QL690 A1S838)
  • A field guide to the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore  (QL691 M3J59 2012)
  • A photographic guide to birds of peninsular Malaysia and Singapore  (QL691 M4D265)
  • Rare birds yearbook 2008 : the world’s 189 most threatened birds  (QL676.7 R221 2008)