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The megapodes: Megapodiidae

Author: Darryl N Jones; René W R J Dekker; Cees S Roselaar
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995
Series: Bird families of the world, 3
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text describes and illustrates the 22 species of megapodes distributed over Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, The Philippines and some southwest Pacific islands. These birds are known for  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darryl N Jones; René W R J Dekker; Cees S Roselaar
ISBN: 0198546513 9780198546511
OCLC Number: 476679050
Description: 262 s. : illustrations
Contents: List of colour plates. Abbreviations. Plan of the book. Anatomical diagrams. Part I: General Chapters. 1: Introduction to the megapodes. 2: Taxonomy and relationships. 3: Distribution, biogeography, and speciation. 4: General biology and behaviour. 5: Megapode incubation sites. 6: Ecophysiology and adaptations. 7: Reproductive behaviour and mating systems. 8: Evolution of megapode incubation strategies. 8: Conservation. Part II: Species Accounts. Bibliography. Index
Series Title: Bird families of the world, 3
Responsibility: Darryl N. Jones, René W.R.J. Dekker, Cees S. Roselaar ; ill. by Ber van Perlo

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