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Extinct Birds

Author : Julian P. Hume
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This is the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird species that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. Covering both familiar extinct birds and more obscure species, some known from just one specimen or from traveller's tales, the book also looks at hundreds of species from the subfossil record - birds that disappeared without ever being recorded. Julian Hume and Michael Walters recreate these lost birds in stunning detail, bringing together an up to date review of the literature for every species. From Great Auks, Carolina Parakeets and Dodos to the amazing yet completely vanished bird radiations of Hawaii and New Zealand, via rafts of extinctions in the Pacific and elsewhere, this book is both a sumptuous reference and a terrifying reminder of humanity's impact on birds. A direct replacement for Greenway's seminal 1958 title Extinct and Vanishing Birds, this book will be the standard reference on the subject for generations to come.

Extinct Birds

Author : Errol Fuller
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A fascinating tour of extinct birds uses more than three hundred illustrations in full color and black and white to introduce readers to more than eighty species of birds that have disappeared since 1600, including the passenger pigeon and dodo.

New Zealand s Extinct Birds

Author : Brian James Gill
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An account of each of New Zealand's extinct birds, currently numbering 57 species and discusses the causes of their extinction.

Threatened and Extinct Birds of Australia

Author : Stephen Garnett
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Rare and Extinct Birds of Britain

Author : Ralph Whitlock
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Extinct Birds

Author : Lionel Walter Rothschild Rothschild
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World Wildlife Fund Guide to Extinct Species of Modern Times Birds of the Pacific islands and North America Plants of the Hawaiian islands Fishes of North America Mammals of North and South Africa Mammals of North America and the Atlantic islands

Author : World Wildlife Fund (U.S.)
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Looks at extict birds, plants, fishes, and mammals throughout the world

Extinct Birds of Hawaii

Author : Michael Walther
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Extinct Birds of Hawaii captures the vanishing world of unique bird species that have slipped away in the Islands mostly due to human frivolity and unconcern. Richly illustrated, including drawings by Julian P. Hume, many painted specifically for this volume, it enables us to enjoy vicariously, avian life unique to Hawaii that is no longer, Extinct Birds of Hawaii also sends a powerful message. Hawaii is well-known both for its unique scenic beauty and its fascinating native flora, fauna, bird and marine life. But it is also called the extinction capital of the world. The Islands' seventy-seven bird species and sub-species extinctions account for approximately fifteen percent of global bird extinctions during the last seven-hundred years. On some islands over 80 percent of the original land bird species are now extinct. With the many agents of extinction still operating in the Islands' forests, Hawaii's remaining native land birds are at a high risk of being lost forever. Many birdwatchers, nature lovers, and eco-tourists are unaware of the tremendous loss of species that has occurred in this remote archipelago. Extinct Birds of Hawaii, besides showing the bird life that has been lost, calls attention to the urgency and need for preservation action.

John Gould s Extinct Endangered Birds of Australia

Author : Sue Taylor
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In 1838, John Gould, the 'father of Australian ornithology' visited Australia with the intention of gathering material for his great work on Australian birds. In the resulting publication, The Birds of Australia: In Seven Volumes (1848), and the accompanying Supplement (1869), Gould named, for the first time, no fewer than 32 Australian bird species. Gould's words about the Norfolk Island Kaka were prophetic-the last bird of its kind died in a cage in London in 1851. Since then, a number of other species illustrated in The Birds of Australia have become extinct and others are now facing extinction. John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds of Australia features 59 plates of birds from Gould's eight-volume work, birds that today are threatened or that no longer exist. Featuring exquisite full-colour lithographs reproduced from the National Library of Australia's copy of The Birds of Australia, this book gives an insight into the history of each bird's European discovery, as well as its subsequent fortunes or misfortunes.

Palaeobiology of Giant Flightless Birds

Author : Delphine Angst
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The fossil record of giant flightless birds extends back to the Late Cretaceous, more than 70 million years ago, but our understanding of these extinct birds is still incomplete. This is partly because the number of specimens available is sometimes limited, but also because widely different approaches have been used to study them, with sometimes contradictory results. This book summarizes the current knowledge of the paleobiology of seven groups of giant flightless birds: Dinornithiformes, Aepyornithiformes, Dromornithidae, Phorusrhacidae, Brontornithidae, Gastornithidae and Gargantuavis. The first chapter presents the global diversity of these birds and reviews the tools and methods used to study their paleobiology. Chapters 2 to 8 are each dedicated to one of the seven groups of extinct birds. Finally, a conclusion offers a global synthesis of the information presented in the book in an attempt to define a common evolutionary model. Focuses on the giant flightless birds that evolved independently in different parts of the world since the Cretaceous period Covers a number of different families with different evolutionary histories, providing a source of interesting comparisons Provides emphasis on the palaeobiology of these birds, including their evolution, adaptations, mode of life, ecology and extinction

Extinct Birds of New Zealand

Author : Alan Tennyson
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Paintings of fifty-eight species of extinct New Zealand birds including the largest eagle the earth has ever seen with text on facing pages.

Flock Together

Author : B.J. Hollars
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After stumbling upon a book of photographs depicting extinct animals, B.J. Hollars became fascinated by the creatures that are no longer with us; specifically, extinct North American birds. How, he wondered, could we preserve so beautifully on film what we’ve failed to preserve in life? And so begins his yearlong journey to find out, one that leads him from bogs to art museums, from archives to Christmas Counts, until he at last comes as close to extinct birds as he ever will during a behind-the-scenes visit at the Chicago Field Museum. Heartbroken by the birds we’ve lost, Hollars takes refuge in those that remain. Armed with binoculars, a field guide, and knowledgeable friends, he begins his transition from budding birder to environmentally conscious citizen, a first step on a longer journey toward understanding the true tragedy of a bird’s song silenced forever. Told with charm and wit, Flock Together is a remarkable memoir that shows how “knowing” the natural world—even just a small part—illuminates what it means to be a global citizen and how only by embracing our ecological responsibilities do we ever become fully human. A moving elegy to birds we’ve lost, Hollars’s exploration of what we can learn from extinct species will resonate in the minds of readers long beyond the final page.

Lists of Birds

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 111. Chapters: List of extinct birds, List of birds, List of birds of Kerala, List of introduced bird species, List of birds by common name, List of Amazon parrots, List of parrots, Wildlife of Phitsanulok Province, List of national birds, List of chicken breeds, List of hummingbirds, List of procellariiformes, List of Aratinga parakeets, List of Kakapo, List of birds displaying homosexual behavior, List of antbirds, List of Procellariidae, List of pigeon breeds, List of official city birds, List of endemic bird areas of the world, List of birds in Mont-Tremblant National Park, List of secondary endemic bird areas of the world, List of historical and fictional birds, List of hummingbirds in taxonomic order, List of shearwaters, List of Tinamidae, List of birds of Singanallur lake, List of gadfly petrels, List of goose breeds, List of nightjars, List of reserves for waterbirds and migratory birds in Switzerland, List of Australian bird emblems, List of birds by flight speed, List of Strigopidae, List of macaws, List of prions, List of duck breeds, Endemic birds of Japan, List of fulmarine petrels, List of moa, List of turkey breeds, List of soaring birds, List of Casuariidae, AOU Checklist of North American Birds. Excerpt: Since 1500, over 190 species of birds have become extinct, and this rate of extinction seems to be increasing. The situation is exemplified by Hawaii, where 30% of all known recently extinct bird taxa originally lived. Other areas, such as Guam, have also been hit hard; Guam has lost over 60% of its native bird taxa in the last 30 years, many of them due to the introduced Brown Tree Snake. There are today about 10,000 species of birds, with roughly 1,200 considered to be under threat of extinction. Island species in general, and flightless island species in particular are most at risk. The disproportionate numbe...

Endangered Birds

Author : James Ferguson-Lees
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The Humming Bird

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Genera of humming birds, by Adolphe Boucard, was issued with the Humming bird, the first sections issued as a supplement to v. 2-4, the latter part (p.203?-412) issued as pt. 2-4 (Mar.-Dec. 1895) of v. 5.

Rare and Endangered Birds of Nevada

Author : Leontine Nappe
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Birds in Peril a Guide to the Endangered Birds of Canada and the United States

Author : John P. S. Mackenzie
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Wisconsin s Endangered Birds and Mammals

Author : Inga Brynildson
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Threatened and Endangered Birds of Iowa

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