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 awesome chicken 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 discovered nowhere else on the earth. This entire annotated record of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of recent Guinea is the 1st formal evaluate of this avifauna considering 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 during the last 70 years.

Bruce Beehler and Thane Pratt give you the clinical beginning for the names, geographic distributions, and systematic association of recent Guinea's chicken fauna. All technical info is annotated and a geographic gazetteer and bibliography are integrated. This publication is a perfect supplement to the Birds of recent Guinea box advisor additionally released via Princeton, and is an important technical reference for all medical libraries, ornithologists, and people drawn to fowl classification.

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

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