Extinct Birds

Author: Julian P. Hume
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472937465
Category: Nature
Page: 560
View: 4444
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
Category: Nature
Page: 398
View: 8849
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
Category: Rare birds
Page: 212
View: 4864

Endangered and Extinct Birds

Author: Jennifer Boothroyd
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 1541507207
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 1255
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
Page: 376
View: 5501
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.

Flock Together

A Love Affair with Extinct Birds
Author: B.J. Hollars
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803296428
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 9982
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.

New Zealand's extinct birds

Author: Brian James Gill,Paul Martinson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 109
View: 6288

Extinct Birds of Hawaii

Author: Michael Walther
Publisher: Mutual Publishing
ISBN: 9781939487612
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 2103
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.

Palaeobiology of Giant Flightless Birds

Author: Delphine Angst,Eric Buffetaut
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0081011431
Category: Science
Page: 296
View: 2846
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

Flightless Birds

Author: Clive Roots
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313083940
Category: Nature
Page: 235
View: 4442

Extinct Birds of New Zealand

Author: Alan Tennyson,Paul Martinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780909010218
Category: History
Page: 180
View: 2818
Paintings of fifty-eight species of extinct New Zealand birds including the largest eagle the earth has ever seen with text on facing pages.

Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds

Author: David W. Steadman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226771423
Category: Science
Page: 594
View: 557
This book is a study of the land birds of tropical Pacific islands—especially those from Fiji eastward to Easter Island. The author reconstructs the birdlife of tropical Pacific islands as it existed before the arrival of humans. By synthesizing data from the distant past, Steadman hopes to inform present conservation programs.


Author: Judith Wright
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 9780642107749
Category: Birds
Page: 80
View: 8496
The poems are complemented by full-colour illustrations drawn from the National Library's Pictures Collection, featuring the work of artists such as John Lewin, Lionel Lindsay, Lilian Medland, William T. Cooper and Betty TempleWatts.

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
View: 3329
Discusses endangered species of birds and birds that have become extinct since 1776

Rare and Extinct Birds of Britain

Author: Ralph Whitlock
Publisher: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 224
View: 5391

John Gould's Extinct & Endangered Birds of Australia

Author: Sue Taylor
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 0642277656
Category: Australia
Page: 247
View: 459
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.