Extinct Birds


Author: Julian P. Hume
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472937457
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.

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: 9780342440573
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 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.

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...

Flightless Birds


Author: Clive Roots
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313083940
Category: Nature
Page: 235
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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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Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds


Author: David W. Steadman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226771423
Category: Science
Page: 594
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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.

Birds

Poems
Author: Judith Wright
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 9780642107749
Category: Birds
Page: 80
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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.

Rare and Extinct Birds of Britain


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

Extinct Birds of New Zealand

A Richly Illustrated View Into the World of New Zealand's Lost Birds
Author: Alan Tennyson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780909010102
Category:
Page: N.A
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Recent Extinctions

Aurochs, List of Extinct Birds, Steller's Sea Cow, Dodo, Moa, Thylacine, Carolina Parakeet, Great Auk, Quagga, Passenger Pigeon, L
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230604947
Category:
Page: 316
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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: 315. Chapters: Aurochs, List of extinct birds, Steller's Sea Cow, Dodo, Moa, Thylacine, Carolina Parakeet, Great Auk, Quagga, Passenger Pigeon, Labrador Duck, Haast's Eagle, Ivory-billed Woodpecker, List of extinct animals of Australia, Rodrigues Starling, Huia, Oryzomys antillarum, Noronhomys, Bluebuck, Gastric-brooding frog, Stephens Island Wren, Elephant bird, Ground sloth, Falkland Islands Wolf, Canarian Black Oystercatcher, Wolves in Great Britain, Mariana Mallard, Malagasy Hippopotamus, Heath Hen, Aepyornis, Cryptoprocta spelea, Laughing Owl, Oryzomys nelsoni, Golden toad, Laysan Rail, Barbary lion, Javan Tiger, List of extinct animals of the Netherlands, Wolves in Ireland, Japanese Sea Lion, Himalayan Quail, Norfolk Island K k, Mysterious Starling, Arabian Ostrich, Mascarene Parrot, Pied Raven, Hawaiian Rail, Tarpan, Rodrigues Solitaire, South Island Piopio, New Zealand Little Bittern, Eastern elk, Francois Leguat, Mylodontidae, Pig-footed Bandicoot, Coues' Gadwall, Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Caribbean Monk Seal, Guadalupe Caracara, Tahitian Sandpiper, Newton's Parakeet, Pyrenean Ibex, Reunion Sacred Ibis, Raphinae, Cyclura cornuta onchiopsis, Red Rail, Rocky Mountain locust, Bachman's Warbler, Glyptodontidae, Tanna Ground-dove, Moho, Broad-billed Parrot, Kangaroo Island Emu, Bonin Grosbeak, Macroscincus, Norfolk Island Boobook, Upland Moa, Lord Howe Pigeon, Bourbon Crested Starling, Urania sloanus, Cuban Red Macaw, Grice, Kaua i, Greater Koa Finch, Kona Grosbeak, Schomburgk's Deer, Israel painted frog, Portuguese Ibex, Scelidotheriidae, Laysan Millerbird, Vanvoorstia bennettiana, Bushwren, Hawai'i Mamo, Orophodontidae, Lana i Hookbill, O ahu, Pemberton's Deer Mouse, New Zealand Quail, Reunion Pink Pigeon, Spectacled Cormorant, Caucasian Wisent, Vegas Valley Leopard Frog, Rodrigues Rail, Hawai i...

Library of Congress Subject Headings


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Page: N.A
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Where is that vanished bird?

An index to the known specimens of the extinct and near extinct North American species
Author: Paul Hahn,Royal Ontario Museum. Life Sciences Division
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 347
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The Great Auk

The Extinction of the Original Penguin
Author: Errol Fuller
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781593730031
Category: Nature
Page: 48
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A seabird whose extinction was entirely the work of humankind, the last two recorded great auk's were killed on June 3, 1844. This book pays homage to this incredible species.

Extinct Boids


Author: Ralph Steadman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1620401061
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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Collects caricatures of species of extinct birds, from ancient fossilized birds to recent extinctions, and includes information on each species and the artist's commentary on his interpretations.