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By Bruce M. Beehler,Thane K. Pratt

ISBN-10: 0691023948

ISBN-13: 9780691023946

ISBN-10: 069116424X

ISBN-13: 9780691164243

New Guinea, the biggest tropical island, helps a extraordinary chook fauna characterised through cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, in addition to the long-lasting birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Of the approximately 800 species of birds recorded from New Guinea, greater than 350 are chanced on nowhere else in the world. This finished annotated list of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of latest Guinea is the 1st formal evaluate of this avifauna on account that Ernst Mayr's Checklist, released in 1941. This new book brings jointly the entire systematic, taxonomic, and distributional study performed at the region's poultry households during the last 70 years.

Bruce Beehler and Thane Pratt give you the clinical starting place for the names, geographic distributions, and systematic association of latest Guinea's chicken fauna. All technical details is annotated and a geographic gazetteer and bibliography are integrated. This e-book is a perfect supplement to the Birds of latest Guinea box advisor additionally released through Princeton, and is a necessary technical reference for all clinical libraries, ornithologists, and people attracted to chicken classification.

  • The first whole revision of the hot Guinea chook fauna seeing that 1941
  • Accounts for seventy five fowl species new to the region
  • Includes a geographic gazetteer, bibliography, and causes of taxonomic and systematic classifications

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