Bloomsbury Publishing, 24 авг. 2017 г. - Всего страниц: 560
Extinct Birds was the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of the bird species and subspecies that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. It has become the standard text on this subject, covering both familiar icons of extinction as well as more obscure birds, some known from just one specimen or from travellers' tales. This second edition is expanded to include dozens of new species, as more are constantly added to the list, either through extinction or through new subfossil discoveries.
Extinct Birds is the result of decades of research into literature and museum drawers, as well as caves and subfossil deposits, which often reveal birds long-gone that disappeared without ever being recorded by scientists while they lived. From Greak Auks, Carolina Parakeets and Dodos to the amazing yet almost completely vanished bird radiations of Hawaii and New Zealand via rafts of extinction in the Pacific and elsewhere, this book is both a sumptuous reference and astounding testament to humanity's devastating impact on wildlife.
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Mimidae Mockingbirds and thrashers
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Aepyornis Australia bill bill black birds Bogotá breast breeding British Ornithologists brown Bulletin Chatham Islands Collar collected Colombia considered Crake D. C. Status Extinct dark Date of extinction deforestation Description disappeared Dodo Duck eggs endemic extinction unknown feathers female Finch flightless forest Gallinule genus Gmelin Gould Greenway grey habitat destruction Habits Hawaiian Islands here–here Hoyo Hume Hypotaenidia Ibis iris James & Olson Kaua’i Last recorded Latham legs and feet Lord Howe Island Macaw Madagascar male Mascarene Maui Mauritius Molokai Museum Natural History nest Norfolk Island North Oahu occurred over-hunting Pacific Parakeet Parrot Petrel Pigeon population Possibly extinct predation Probably extinct Psittacus Putative range Rail rats Rattus rediscovered Réunion Rodrigues Rothschild rufous Salvadori South Island species Specimens Specimens Specimens Subfossil remains Status Doubtful taxon Status Invalid taxon Steadman subspecies survived tail tarsometatarsus throat Tring underparts undertail-coverts upperparts Warbler Washington wings Worthy & Holdaway yellow Zealand