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Atlas of rare birds

Author: Dominic Couzens
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
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Offers a guide to some of the rarest birds in existence, with maps that show where to find them.
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Genre/Form: Atlases
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Couzens
ISBN: 9780262015172 026201517X
OCLC Number: 609541924
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Back from the brink : starting again with just a few survivors. California condor ; Kakapo ; Laysan duck ; Seychelles magpie-robin ; Crested ibis --
The perils of island living : many threatened birds are confined to small spaces. Ultramarine lorikeet ; Floreana mockingbird ; Kagu ; Junin grebe ; Bali myna --
Threats in many guises : peculiar ways to become threatened. Tristan albatross ; Black-eared miner ; Montserrat oriole ; Houbara bustard ; Colourful puffleg --
Migrants : the difficulties of protecting birds on the move. Aquatic warbler ; Nordmann's greenshank ; Northern bald ibis ; Kirtland's warbler ; Whooping crane --
Unexpected calamities : once common birds in sudden danger. White-rumped vulture ; Sooty falcon ; Regent honeyeater ; Red-legged kittiwake ; Lesser flamingo --
Lost causes? : optimism fades --
or has gone completely. Spoon-billed sandpiper ; Brazilian merganser ; Philippine eagle ; Marvellous spatuletail ; Po'ouli --
Controversies : conservation is rarely a simple business. Spotted owl ; White-headed duck ; Grenada dove ; Gurney's pitta ; Spix's macaw --
Discoveries : some unexpected ways to discover new species. Algerian nuthatch ; Nechisar nightjar ; Hooded grebe ; Udzungwa forest partridge ; Araripe manakin --
Rediscoveries : missing birds are found again. Noisy scrub-bird ; Forest owlet ; New Zealand storm-petrel ; Bruijn's brush-turkey ; Madagascar pochard --
The pending tray : are they out there, or not? Long-whiskered owlet ; Night parrot ; Pink-headed duck ; White-eyed river martin ; Ivory-billed woodpecker.
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Captivating stories of the very rare--birds not seen for centuries, birds brought back from the brink of extinction--illustrated with color photographs and maps.  Read more...

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