Birds of New Guinea (2nd Edition) by Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt

By Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt

Contributor note: Illustrated via John C. Anderton, Szabolcs Kokay

This is the thoroughly revised edition of the fundamental box consultant to the birds of recent Guinea. The world's biggest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a outstanding avifauna characterised via cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, in addition to an incredibly different assemblage of songbirds similar to the enduring birds of paradise and bowerbirds.

Birds of recent Guinea is the single advisor to hide all 780 chicken species said within the quarter, together with 366 endemics. increasing its insurance with 111 bright colour plates--twice as many because the first edition--and the addition of 635 diversity maps, the e-book additionally comprises up to date species bills with new information regarding id, voice, behavior, and diversity. vital for everybody from ecotourists to box researchers, Birds of recent Guinea continues to be an necessary consultant to the varied birds of this awesome region.

• 780 poultry species, together with 366 stumbled on nowhere else
• 111 wonderful colour plates, two times the variety of the 1st edition
• elevated and up-to-date species money owed supply info on identity, voice, behavior, and range
• 635 diversity maps
• Revised class of birds displays the newest study

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327 8 Black-­headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 38–43 cm. Palearctic vagrant to harbors and sewage ponds. Nonbreeding plumage with white head marked with black smudges around eye and on ear-­coverts. Juv similar but with black markings on upperparts. Breeding plumage with blackish-­brown head.  327 9 Silver Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae 38–43 cm. Occasional AU visitor to S coast. Adult has all-­white head and bright red bill and legs. ” Juv similarly white-­headed, but with dark bill and legs and black markings on upperparts.

Huttoni, rare in Coral Sea during austral winter, similar but slightly larger and with a dark, almost complete breast band. 52 11 Herald Petrel Pterodroma heraldica 34–39 cm. Rare visitor. Much variation. All morphs have a distinctive underwing pattern with white panel on the outer wing that contrasts with the mostly dark coverts.  274 12 Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas 48 cm. Abundant Palearctic migrant in austral summer. A large, slender-­bodied, brownish shearwater with white underparts.

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