Extinct Birds


Author: Julian P. Hume
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472937465
Category: Nature
Page: 560
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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.

Extinct Birds


Author: Errol Fuller
Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 398
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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.

Threatened and extinct birds of Australia


Author: Stephen Garnett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rare birds
Page: 212
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Flock Together

A Love Affair with Extinct Birds
Author: B.J. Hollars
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803296428
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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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.

Endangered and Extinct Birds


Author: Jennifer Boothroyd
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 1541507207
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Northern rockhopper penguins and colorful pufflegs are two examples of endangered birds. Few of them exist in the wild. Other birds have already gone extinct. What hurts these animals? What can you do to help? Read this book to find out!

Extinct Birds

An Attempt to Unite in One Volume a Short Account of Those Birds Which Have Become Extinct in Historical Times: That Is, Within the Last Six Or Seven Hundred Years: To Which Are Added a Few Which Still Exist, But Are on the Verge of Exti
Author: Lionel Walter Rothschild Rothschild
Publisher: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780342440566
Category:
Page: 376
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Extinct Birds of New Zealand


Author: Alan Tennyson,Paul Martinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780909010218
Category: History
Page: 180
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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.

Palaeobiology of Giant Flightless Birds


Author: Delphine Angst,Eric Buffetaut
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0081011431
Category: Science
Page: 296
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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

An Attempt to Unite in One Volume a Short Account of Those Birds Which Have Become Extinct in Historical Times: That Is, Within the Last Six Or Seven Hundred Years: To Which Are Added a Few Which Still Exist
Author: Walter Rothschild
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974325955
Category:
Page: 526
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When I decided to read a paper before the Ornithological Congress of 1905 on Extinct and Vanishing Birds, I found it necessary to illustrate my paper by a number of drawings. These drawings roused special interest among those who listened to my lecture, and I was asked by many if I could not see my way to publish the lecture and drawings, in book form, as these plates were far too numerous for the proceedings of the Congress. After some hesitation I determined to do this, greatly owing to the persuasion of the late Dr. Paul Leverkiihn. The preparation of a book required considerably more research than the lecture, and therefore my readers will find, in the following pages, a totally different account to that in the lecture, as well as corrections and numerous additions. The lecture itself has been published in the "Proceedings of the IVth International Ornithological Congress".

Extinct Birds: An Attempt to Unite in One Volume a Short Account of Those Birds Which Have Become Extinct in Historical Times: That I


Author: Lionel Walter Rothschild Rothschild
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781375794121
Category: History
Page: 378
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New Zealand's extinct birds


Author: Brian James Gill,Paul Martinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 109
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Extinct Birds of North America

Atitlán Grebe, Bachman's Warbler, Californian Turkey, Carolina Parakeet, Chendytes, Ciconia Maltha, Dow's Puffin, Dusk
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Booksllc.Net
ISBN: 9781230767307
Category:
Page: 30
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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: 28. Chapters: Atitlan Grebe, Bachman's Warbler, Californian Turkey, Carolina Parakeet, Chendytes, Ciconia maltha, Dow's Puffin, Dusky Seaside Sparrow, Great Auk, Guadalupe Caracara, Guadalupe Storm Petrel, Heath Hen, Imperial Woodpecker, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon, San Benedicto Rock Wren, Slender-billed Grackle. Excerpt: The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was a large, flightless bird of the alcid family that became extinct in the mid-19th century. It was the only modern species in the genus Pinguinus, a group of birds that formerly included one other species of flightless giant auk from the Atlantic Ocean region. It bred on rocky, isolated islands with easy access to the ocean and a plentiful food supply, a rarity in nature that provided only a few breeding sites for the auks. When not breeding, the auks spent their time foraging in the waters of the North Atlantic, ranging as far south as northern Spain through Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Ireland, and Great Britain. The Great Auk was 75 to 85 centimetres (30 to 33 in) tall and weighed around 5 kilograms (11 lb), making it the largest member of the alcid family. It had a black back and a white belly. The black beak was heavy and hooked with grooves on its surface. During summer, the Great Auk had a white patch over each eye. During winter, the auk lost these patches, instead developing a white band stretching between the eyes. The wings were only 15 centimetres (5.9 in) long, rendering the bird flightless. Instead, the auk was a powerful swimmer, a trait that it used in hunting. Its favourite prey were fish, including Atlantic Menhaden and Capelin, and crustaceans. Although agile in the water, it was clumsy on land. Great Auk pairs mated for life. They nested in extremely dense and social colonies, laying one egg on bare rock. The egg was white...

Birds in Jeopardy

The Imperiled and Extinct Birds of the United States and Canada Including Hawaii and Puerto Rico
Author: Paul R. Ehrlich,David S. Dobkin,Darryl Wheye
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804719810
Category: Nature
Page: 259
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Discusses endangered species of birds and birds that have become extinct since 1776

Extinct Birds of Hawaii


Author: Michael Walther
Publisher: Mutual Publishing
ISBN: 9781939487612
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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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.

Flightless Birds


Author: Clive Roots
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313083940
Category: Nature
Page: 235
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Extinct Birds of Hawaii

Apteribis, Bishop's ¿o¿o, Black Mamo, Chloridops, Ciridops, Geochen, Giant Nukupu'u, Greater Akialoa, Greater Koa Finch, Grea
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Booksllc.Net
ISBN: 9781230750125
Category:
Page: 44
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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: 42. Chapters: Apteribis, Bishop's, Black Mamo, Chloridops, Ciridops, Geochen, Giant Nukupu'u, Greater Akialoa, Greater Koa Finch, Greater Amakihi, Great Maui Crake, Great O'ahu Crake, Hawai'i Mamo, Hawaiian honeycreeper, Hawaiian Rail, Hawai i Akialoa, Hawai i, High-billed Crow, Highland Finch, Hoopoe-billed Akialoa, K ma o, Kauai Palila, Kaua i Akialoa, Kaua i, King Kong Grosbeak, Kioea, Kona Grosbeak, Lana'i 'Alauahio, Lana i Hookbill, Laysan Millerbird, Laysan Rail, Laysan Apapane, Lesser Koa Finch, Maui Nui 'Akialoa, Maui Nui Finch, Maui Nukupu u, Maui Akepa, Moa-nalo, Mohoidae, Moho (genus), Molokai Creeper, N n -nui, O ahu Akepa, O ahu, Primitive Koa-finch, Rhodacanthis, Scissor-billed Koa-finch, Stilt-owl, Stout-legged Finch, Talpanas, Wahi Grosbeak, Wood Harrier, Xestospiza, maui, Ula- ai-Hawane. Excerpt: Hawaiian honeycreepers are small, passerine birds endemic to Hawaii. Some authorities still categorize this group as a family Drepanididae, but in recent years, most authorities consider them a subfamily, Drepanidinae, of Fringillidae, the finch family. This grouping is supported by a recent study that used DNA evidence to form a phylogeny that links the Hawaiian honeycreepers to the Asian rosefinches. The entire group is also called "Drepanidini" in treatments where buntings and American sparrows (Emberizidae) are included in the finch family; this term is preferred for just one subgroup of the birds today. The group is divided into three tribes, but only very provisionally so. Several taxa appear to be too basal to really place into one of these, and others are best considered incertae sedis. Some unusual forms never seen alive by scientists, such as Xestospiza or Vangulifer, cannot easily be placed into any tribe. Members of Psittirostrini, known...

John Gould's Extinct & Endangered Birds of Australia


Author: Sue Taylor
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 0642277656
Category: Australia
Page: 247
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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.