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Extinct birds

Author: Errol Fuller
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since 1600 some 80 bird species have become extinct. The author of this text has drawn on a wide range of sources for his accounts of these birds, their habits and demise, with evidence of preserved specimens brought to life by the eye-witness accounts of early travellers and explorers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Errol Fuller
ISBN: 0198508379 9780198508373
OCLC Number: 45648518
Description: 398 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Ratites --
Tinamous, Penguins, Divers, Grebes --
Albatrosses and Petrels --
Pelicans and related birds --
Herons, Storks and related birds --
Waterfowl --
Birds of prey --
Gallinaceous birds --
Rails and related birds --
Gulls, wading birds and Murres --
Pigeons and Doves --
Parrots --
Cuckoos, Owls and Goatsuckers --
Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, etc --
Perching birds --
Hypothetical species and mystery. Slender moa --
Great Broad-billed moa --
Auckland Islands Merganser --
New Zealand quail --
Chatham Islands Rail --
Laughing Owl --
Stephen Island Wren --
New Zealand Bush Wren --
Piopio --
Huia.
Responsibility: by Errol Fuller.

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