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About Dr. Jacques Ducros

Since 1994, Jacques Ducros has been licensed by the French government to possess and breed hummingbirds. Fascinated by them since childhood, he currently has about 100 hummers of different species in a very large aviary built onto their home in Pont de l'Etoile, near Marseilles in the south of France, a region with a climate similar to that of California. Jacques became the first international member of the Hummingbird Society in1996.

Being a retired nephrologist, he has the medical understanding that aids him immensely in keeping his captive hummingbirds healthy. He has had great success with the challenging task of successful breeding of hummingbirds in captivity.

About Peter Tucker

Born in Oakland (Ca) in 1946, Peter Tucker has lived in the south of France for the last 45 years. He is now retired from teaching at several campuses in the Aix-Marseille-Toulon region. However, he is continuing his work as a medical translator/editor for medical authors at university hospitals in France and Belgium. He has translated and co-authored several books on hummingbirds with Jacques Ducros since 2014.

NEW, as of June, 2019

A set of THREE books that cover ALL hummingbird species!

Hummingbirds:  New Insights into the 358 Species, 2019
   by DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

   Volume 1: Clades Topazes, Hermits, Mangoes $35 
Details: 6.1 inches wide x 8.3 inches tall; softback, perfect bound (261 pages)

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   Volume 2: Clades Brilliants, Coquettes, Patagona $35 
Details: 6.1 inches wide x 8.3 inches tall; softback, perfect bound (302 pages) 

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   Volume 3: Clades  $45   Emeralds, Mountain Gems, Bees 
Details: 6.1 inches wide x 8.3 inches tall; softback, perfect bound (493 pages)


  
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Set of all 3 volumes:  $105
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Shipping:  $4.80 for up to 3 books anywhere in the US; slightly more for higher quantities; for foreign delivery, please contact our office before ordering:  info @ hummingbirdsociety.org

NEW, as of October, 2016:

Hummingbirds:  Eponyms, Etymologies, and Principal Characteristics  Volume 1
     Illustrated by 106 Species
   BY DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

Details of this many hummingbird species are not easy to find at an affordable price. This book devotes two pages to each of about 1/3 of all known species, including photos / drawings, how the species was named, where it is found (location and altitude), and more. A colorful book that goes beyond simply a recitation of facts!  If you are creating a library of hummingbird books, be sure to add this volume to others by the same author (below and above!).

Details: 6.1 inches wide x 8.3 inches tall; 244 pages; softback, perfect bound

Price: US$20 plus shipping:$4.80 for up to 3 books anywhere in the US; slightly more for higher quantities; for foreign delivery, please contact our office: info @ hummingbirdsociety.org before ordering!

Jacques Ducros  

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 It's A Hummingbird's Life 

DR. JACQUES DUCROS AND PETER TUCKER

This book–the only one of its kind–reveals Dr. Ducros' breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding about hummingbirds, their characteristics, their distribution, and more. Even the most knowledgeable person about hummingbirds will learn something new on almost every page! All persons with a serious interest in hummingbirds should have this book in their library.

The book is illustrated with paintings by Jacques' wife, Mireille Ducros, and by Jacques' photos.

Details: 6.0 inches wide x 8.35 inches tall; 198 pages; softback, perfect bound

Price: US$19 plus shipping:$4.80 for up to 3 books anywhere in the US; slightly more for higher quantities; for foreign delivery, please contact our office: info @ hummingbirdsociety.org

    


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Hummingbird Care
DR. JACQUES DUCROS

This book–the only one of its kind–reveals the understanding needed to raise and breed these birds who even in the wild live on the knife edge of existence.

The book is illustrated with paintings by Jacques' wife, Mireille Ducros, and by Jacques' photos.

Details: 5.875 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall; 50 pages; softback, perfect bound

Price: US$15 plus $4.80 shipping for 1-4 books; somewhat higher for larger quanties, (flat rate for 1-10 copies anywhere in the US; for larger quantities or foreign delivery, please contact our office: info @ hummingbirdsociety.org

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Rubilito, the Traveling Hummingbird
Bilingual English-Spanish:
   Rubilito, el colibrí viajero
   Texto bilingûe, inglés * español
by RALPH DESSAU

Meet Rubilito, an intrepid little hummingbird. Find out why he leaves Texas and flies over the Gulf of Mexico, through Central America, all the way to Panama! Learn how you can help him do his job.

Conoce a Rubilito, un pequeño colibrí intrépido. ¡Descubre por qué se va de Texas y vuela sobre el Golfo de México, a través de Centroamérica, hasta llegar a Panamá! Aprende cómo puedes ayudarle a hacer su trabajo.

The book is illustrated with drawings by Alvaro Miranda.

Details: 8.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches tall; 44 pages; softback, perfect bound

Price: US$15 plus $4.80 shipping (flat rate) for 1-10 copies anywhere in the US; for larger quantities or foreign delivery, please contact our office: info @ hummingbirdsociety.org

book "Rubilito" by Ralph Dessau

Sample interior page:

link to Sedona Hummingbird Festival










Photo: Wally Nussbaumer

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