Eighteenth in a series of 19 annuals published by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Recognized both for its substantive articles and original illustrations, each annual contains a wealth of information on the subject of birds. Among the topics in this issue: Life History of the Five-Striped Sparrow, Swinhoe's Pheasant in Taiwan, Historical Contributions of the Amateur to North American Ornithology. Stiff wrappers with cover painting of a Peregrine Falcon by Guy Coheleach and a color frontis of a Yellow Rail by George Miksch Sutton. 219 pp. Very good paperback.