These cute behavioural studies of penguins are from a worthy monograph on the subject by Tony D Williams published in 1995 by Oxford University Press [not to be confused with a later monograph published by Poyser!]
Designed for the ‘professional scientist and the serious amateur ornithologist’ it was part of a series on Bird Families of the World. Although described as a handbook it would seriously weigh down your pocket should you want to take it out in the field.
However for lovers of John Busby’s art one can skip the outdated graphs and diagrams and luxuriate in the beautiful drawings of the different species.
From his student days John enjoyed drawing the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo, and he took many a student group there in his days as a lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. In 1992 John had the opportunity to visit the Falkland Island and see the remarkably tame wild penguins there. Later he drew penguins in the wild in South Africa and the Galapagos see galleries