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Extinct birds

Author: Errol Fuller
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Comstock Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView 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. Their stories are sometimes tantalizingly slight: isolated sightings of a single bird may be the only evidence that a species ever  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fuller, Errol.
Extinct birds.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Comstock Pub., ©2001
(OCoLC)631194453
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Errol Fuller
ISBN: 080143954X 9780801439544
OCLC Number: 46671147
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 birds.
Responsibility: by Errol Fuller.
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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. Their stories are sometimes tantalizingly slight: isolated sightings of a single bird may be the only evidence that a species ever existed. By contrast, the expeditions of 19th-century naturalists are often well documented and their descriptions accompanied by detailed drawings and paintings. In more recent cases our knowledge about an extinct species can be so extensive that even the precise time and place of death of its last surviving member is recorded. Virtually all of the species documented here are illustrated with colour plates from archival sources, including the work of such acknowledged masters as Audubon, Keulemans and Lear. These artists often had the advantage of working from fresh specimens or even from living birds, and besides its beauty their work is a primary source of scientific knowledge in its own right."--Jacket.

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