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

By Bruce M. Beehler,Thane K. Pratt

New Guinea, the biggest tropical island, helps a impressive 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 came upon nowhere else on the earth. This entire annotated record of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of latest Guinea is the 1st formal evaluation of this avifauna because Ernst Mayr's Checklist, released in 1941. This new book brings jointly all of the systematic, taxonomic, and distributional learn performed at the region's fowl households over the past 70 years.

Bruce Beehler and Thane Pratt give you the medical origin for the names, geographic distributions, and systematic association of latest Guinea's chook fauna. All technical details is annotated and a geographic gazetteer and bibliography are incorporated. This ebook is a perfect supplement to the Birds of latest Guinea box advisor additionally released by way of Princeton, and is a vital technical reference for all clinical libraries, ornithologists, and people drawn to poultry classification.

  • The first entire revision of the hot Guinea chicken fauna considering the fact that 1941
  • Accounts for seventy five chicken species new to the region
  • Includes a geographic gazetteer, bibliography, and reasons of taxonomic and systematic classifications

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