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Extinct Birds

Author: Julian P Hume; Michael Walters
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2012.
Series: Poyser Monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird speciesthat have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitatdegradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. Covering both familiarextinct birds and more obscure species, some known from just onespecimen or from traveller's tales, the book also looks at hundreds ofspecies from the subfossil record - birds that disappeared without everbeing  Read more...
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Hume, Julian P. (Julian Pender).
Extinct birds.
London : T. & A.D. Poyser, ©2012
(OCoLC)756281722
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian P Hume; Michael Walters
ISBN: 9781408158616 1408158612 9781408158623 1408158620 9781472597540 1472597540
OCLC Number: 778339723
Description: 1 online resource (545 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Extinct birds; Tinamidae (Tinamous); Struthionidae (Ostriches); Casuariidae (Emus); Apteryigidae (Kiwis); Aepyornithidae (Elephant birds); Dinornithidae (Giant moas); Emeidae (Lesser moas); Megalapterygidae (Upland Moa); Megapodidae (Megapodes); Sylviornithidae (Giant Scrubfowl); Aptornithidae (Adzebills); Numididae (Guineafowl); Phasianidae (Grouse and quails); Anatidae (Ducks, geese and swans); Spheniscidae (Penguins); Procellariidae (Petrels); Hydrobatidae (Storm-petrels); Podicipedidae (Grebes); Threskiornithidae (Ibises); Ardeidae (Herons, egrets and bitterns)Sulidae (Boobies); Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants); Anhingidae (Darters); Accipitridae (Eagles, kites and hawks); Otididae (Bustards); Rhynochetidae (Kagus); Rallidae (Rails and coots); Turnicidae (Buttonquails); Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers); Charadriidae (Plovers); Scolopacidae (Snipes and sandpipers); Laridae (Gulls); Alcidae (Auks); Pteroclididae (Sandgrouse); Columbidae (Pigeons and doves); Strigopidae (Kakas, keas and kakapos); Psittacidae (Parrots and macaws); Cuculidae (Cuckoos); Tytonidae (Barn owls); Strigidae (True owls); Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)Aegothelidae (Owlet-nightjars); Apodidae (Swifts); Trochilidae (Hummingbirds); Brachypteraciidae (Ground-rollers); Halcyonidae (Kingfishers); Upupidae (Hoopoes); Bucerotidae (Hornbills); Capitonidae (New World barbets); Picidae (Woodpeckers); Acanthisittidae (New Zealand wrens); Pittidae (Pittas); Furnariidae (Ovenbirds); Grallaridae (Antpittas and ant-thrushes); Tyrannidae (Tyrant flycatchers); Turnagridae (Piopios); Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters); Dasyornithidae (Bristlebirds); Acanthizidae (Australian warblers); Callaeidae (Wattlebirds); Notiomystidae (Stitchbird); Cinclosomatidae (Quail-thrush)Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes); Oriolidae (Orioles); Rhipiduridae (Fan-tailed flycatchers); Monarchidae (Monarchs); Corvidae (Crows); Petroicidae (Australasian robins); Mohoidae (Mohos); Hirundinidae (Swallows and martins); Macrosphenidae (Crombecs); Cettiidae (Cettias and stubtails); Phylloscopidae (Leaf warblers); Acrocephalidae (Reed warblers); Sylviidae (Sylvia warblers); Locustellidae (Grasshopper warblers); Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies); Timaliidae (Babblers); Zosteropidae (White-eyes); Regulidae (Kinglets); Troglodytidae (Wrens); Mimidae (Mockingbirds and thrashers)Sturnidae (Starlings); Turdidae (Thrushes); Ploceidae (Fodies); Estrildidae (Waxbills, munias and allies); Fringillidae (Finches); Parulidae (New World warblers); Icteridae (New World orioles); Emberizidae (Buntings and New World sparrows); Thraupidae (Tanagers); Hypothetical birds; Megapodiidiae (Megapodes); Phasianidae (Grouse and quails); Anatidae (Ducks, geese and swans); Cathartidae (Vultures); Rallidae (Rails and coots); Scolopacidae (Snipes and sandpipers); Columbidae (Pigeons and doves); Strigopidae (Kakas, keas and kakapos); Psittacidae (Parrots and macaws).
Series Title: Poyser Monographs.
Responsibility: Julian P. Hume and Michael Walters.

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