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Birds of New Guinea : Distribution, Taxonomy, and Systematics / Thane K. Pratt, Bruce M. Beehler.

Author/Creator:
Beehler, Bruce McP. author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 14 color illustrations 2 maps.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Birds -- New Guinea -- Identification.
Birds -- New Guinea.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
New Guinea, the largest tropical island, supports a spectacular bird fauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Of the nearly 800 species of birds recorded from New Guinea, more than 350 are found nowhere else on Earth. This comprehensive annotated checklist of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of New Guinea is the first formal review of this avifauna since Ernst Mayr's Checklist, published in 1941. This new book brings together all the systematic, taxonomic, and distributional research conducted on the region's bird families over the last 70 years.Bruce Beehler and Thane Pratt provide the scientific foundation for the names, geographic distributions, and systematic arrangement of New Guinea's bird fauna. All technical information is annotated and a geographic gazetteer and bibliography are included. This book is an ideal complement to the Birds of New Guinea field guide also published by Princeton, and is an essential technical reference for all scientific libraries, ornithologists, and those interested in bird classification.The first complete revision of the New Guinea bird fauna since 1941Accounts for 75 bird species new to the regionIncludes a geographic gazetteer, bibliography, and explanations of taxonomic and systematic classifications
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Part I
Introduction
Layout of the Accounts
Figures
Part II
Casuariiformes
Galliformes
Anseriformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Columbiformes
Phaethontiformes
Procellariiformes
Ciconiiformes
Otidiformes
Gruiformes
Cuculiformes
Caprimulgiformes
Charadriiformes
Accipitriformes
Strigiformes
Bucerotiformes
Coraciiformes
Falconiformes
Psittaciformes
Passeriformes
Part III
Bibliography
Geographic Gazetteer / Mandeville, Jennifer L. / Peckover, William S.
Index of English Bird Names and Topics
Index of Scientific Names
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Pratt, Thane K., author.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400880713
OCLC:
936447561
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400880713 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.