A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

Author: Robert Kennedy,Pedro C. Gonzales,Edward Dickinson,Hector C. Miranda, Jr,Timothy H. Fisher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198546689

Category: Nature

Page: 369

View: 4596

'... it is hoped that this book will 'Kick-start' interest in the Philippine's birds, both at home and abroad, before it is too late' Birding World

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

Author: John Ramsay MacKinnon,John MacKinnon,Karen Phillipps,Fen-qi He

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198549406

Category: Nature

Page: 586

View: 7644

'This book would get the thumbs up even if there ws an alternative available' Birdwatching

The Cuckoos

Author: Robert B. Payne

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191513558

Category: Science

Page: 644

View: 6754

The cuckoos are the most variable birds in social behavior and parental care: a few cuckoos are among the most social of all birds and rear their young in a common nest; most cuckoos are caring parents that rear their own young with some females laying a few eggs in the nests of others; while many cuckoo species are brood parasites who leave their eggs in the nests of other birds to rear, with their young maturing to kill their foster nestmates. In The Cuckoos, Robert B. Payne presents a new evolutionary history of the family based on molecular genetics, and uses the family tree to explore the origins and diversity of their behaviour. He traces details of the cuckoos' biology to their original sources, includes descriptions of previously unpublished field observations, and reveals new comparisons of songs showing previously overlooked cuckoo species. Lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned colour plates and numerous maps, halftones, and line drawings, The Cuckoos provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date account of this family yet available.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Birds I-IV

Author: Bernhard Grzimek,Neil Schlager

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787657864

Category: Science

Page: 736

View: 4600

"This is a revised and updated edition of one of the most authoritative and comprehensive sources on the world's animals. Similar to the first edition written by noted zoologist Bernard Grzimek and published in 1972, the second edition covers all types of animals in geographic areas around the world. It includes high-quality photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive index to all volumes."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Buntings and Sparrows

Author: Clive Byers,Urban Olsson,Jon Curson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408135019

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 5257

Buntings and North American sparrows offer a great identification challenge. Many of the long distance migrants are notable wanderers, with a strong tendency to vagrancy, while others are rare and local. Some of the Asian buntings and tropical sparrows are still poorly known, and the skulking habits of some species add to the challenge. Most male buntings acquire a bright plumage, but the American sparrows acquire this exceptionally, rather than as the rule. Many sparrows and female buntings appear to be rather dull brown birds, but a closer look will reveal intricate and often quite beautiful plumage; with these birds, the field marks that will enable positive identification are to be found in minute feather detail. This book is the first comprehensive guide to all the Old World buntings and North American sparrows. It includes 39 plates in full colour depicting all the species and distinct races. In the systematic section each species account is divided into sections: the identification section summarises important field marks; the description section details plumage and bare part characteristics for all ages and sexes; geographical variation covers taxonomy, and other sections give detailed measurements, descriptions of moult and ageing, habits, voice, status and habitat, distribution and movements, and references. A range map is included for each species. This beautifully presented book will for many years to come help solve the identification problems posed by a delightful and sought-after family of birds.

Taxonomie aller Vögel der Welt - Band I

Die komplette Checkliste aller Vogelarten und Unterarten der Welt

Author: fotolulu

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752847166

Category: Science

Page: 700

View: 5855

Taxonomie aller Vögel der Welt - Band I Wie kommt man auf die Idee, alle Vögel der Welt inklusive der Unterarten aufzulisten und allen Vögeln deutsche Namen zu geben? Es gibt einen Grund dafür - mein Lieblingsspruch, dessen Verfasser unbekannt ist: "Alle sagten Das geht nicht - da kam einer, der wusste das nicht und tat es einfach!" Ich bin Tierfotograf und wohl auch ein wenig verrückt. Ich habe in den letzten zehn Jahren eine komplette Tierdatenbank für Säugetiere und Vögel aufgebaut. Das erleichtert mir die Arbeit bei der Bestimmung, der Bildarchivierung und Stichwortvergabe, vor allem bei den vielen Unterarten. Warum nun die Vögel der Welt in Buchform und warum die Neuauflage? Die Neuauflage war notwendig, da die Wissenschaftler regelmäßig die Taxonomie anpassen. Das bedeutet jedes Mal Verwirrung, vor allem für "Hobbyornithologen". Wie ist zum Beispiel zu erklären, dass in der Familie Megalaima keine Art mehr mit Megalaima beginnt sondern mit Psilopogon? Unterarten sind plötzlich Arten, Arten kommen in neue Familien und so weiter. Mit diesem Buch möchte ich allen Birding-Freunden und Ornithologen eine komplette Übersicht in Deutsch an die Hand geben. Dazu habe ich allen Unterarten eindeutige deutsche Namen gegeben. Die Namensgebung soll keinen wissenschaftlichen Ansprüchen gerecht werden. Die Namen beruhen auf Übersetzungen aus dem lateinischen Namen, geografischen Verbreitungsgebieten, den Namen der Entdecker und Übersetzungen aus dem Englischen. Im Band I finden Sie die komplette Checkliste der Vögel sortiert nach Ordnung, Familie und Gattung, eine Übersicht der Ordnungen, Familien und Gattungen sowie ein Inhaltsverzeichnis der lateinischen Namen aller Arten. Im Band II sind mehrere Inhaltsverzeichnisse inklusive der Unterarten aufgeführt. So können Sie nach englischen, deutschen oder lateinischen Namen suchen. Ebenfalls finden Sie dort eine Namensliste Latein/Deutsch/Englisch für alle Arten und Latein/Deutsch für alle Arten und Unterarten. Die Einträge bestehen aus dem wissenschaftlichen Namen, dem deutschen und englischen Namen, den Verbreitungsgebieten und dem Autor. Ich wünsche Ihnen viel Spaß mit diesem Buch, vor allem aber beim Beobachten der faszinierenden Vogelwelt. fotolulu

Raptor Research and Management Techniques

Author: Keith L. Bildstein,David Michael Bird

Publisher: Hancock House Pub Limited


Category: Nature

Page: 463

View: 8750

This is the much antici-pated and thoroughly updated version of the popular but long out of print "Raptor Management Techniques Manual". Produced by the Raptor Research Foundation, this is a compre-hensive work designed for use by raptor researchers and conserva-tionists and natural-resource managers around the world. Each chapter has been authored by experts in the field and has undergone rigorous review. Not an all-inclusive manual or detailed "how-to" book, this new work reflects the state of the art in raptor research, with up-to-date information on various techniques, and numerous references to additional sources for details and cautions regarding various field and laboratory techniques and management tools. Beginning with a general review of the field of raptor research, it includes insights into field-study techniques, information on the energetics, physiology, pathology, and toxicology of raptors; it cov-ers reduction of management and researcher disturbance, mitiga-tion, population monitoring at migration watchsites, captive breed-ing, the augmentation of wild populations, and rehabilitation, and concludes with chapters on public education and legal considerations. This book will enhance standardisation in the field, speed improvement in techniques and help those who study and manage birds to better protect them.


A Natural History of the Trogonidae

Author: Joseph Michael Forshaw

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 291

View: 1686

This is the definitive natural history of the spectacularly beautiful tropical birds known as the trogons, a family that includes the legendary Resplendent Quetzal, the sacred bird of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. A collaboration between renowned ornithologist Joseph Forshaw and eminent bird artist Albert Gilbert, Trogons combines science and art to create an unprecedented picture of a threatened bird family. Forshaw's text provides the most authoritative and comprehensive account of the trogons ever written, and Gilbert's stunning paintings are the first to accurately depict all species of trogons in their natural habitats and true colors. The book's detailed synthesis of current knowledge about the trogons is enriched by Forshaw's personal field observations in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Americas, while Gilbert's meticulous artwork is based on fieldwork in the same areas. With its large format, more than 40 full-color plates, and state-of-the-art five-color printing, this limited-edition book promises to become a classic and a collector's item. Despite their long association with human culture, trogons remain poorly known. Much of the existing ecological information comes from studies of a few neotropical species undertaken in the 1930s and 1940s by Alexander Skutch in Costa Rica and Guatemala, and more recent field studies of the Elegant Trogon at the northern extremity of the range. There have been longstanding uncertainties about the relations and origins of trogons. Kingfishers and their allies have often been nominated as the trogons' closest allies and a New World origin was assumed because most trogon species are now found in the neotropics. However, recent studies have supported placing trogons in a separate order--Trogoniformes--with possible affinities to the African mousebirds, and there is some evidence for an Old World origin. At a time when researchers and fieldworkers are showing increasing interest in the trogons, and when tropical forests, the home of most trogon species, are threatened by logging and land clearing, this book is intended to not only summarize and advance knowledge about trogons but also to draw attention to the urgent need to protect these magnificent birds by safeguarding the habitats so critical to their continued survival. Trogons is an essential volume for libraries, birders, conservationists, ornithologists, eco-tourists, and collectors of fine bird books. Text by renowned ornithologist Joseph Forshaw provides the most authoritative and comprehensive account of the trogons ever written Paintings by eminent bird artist Albert Gilbert accurately depict for the first time all trogon species in their natural habitats and true colors More than 80 color and black-and-white illustrations, including a foldout color plate of the Resplendent Quetzal, the sacred bird of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs Large format and state-of-the-art five-color printing Edition limited to 700 copies in the United States and 1,400 copies worldwide An essential volume for libraries, birders, conservationists, ornithologists, eco-tourists, and collectors of fine bird books

Handbook of the Birds of the World: Broadbills to tapaculos

Author: Josep del Hoyo,Andrew Elliott,Jordi Sargatal

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 845

View: 8130

All manner of information about birds is presented. Following each lengthy description are full-color plates of typical members of each species with range-pattern maps for each family's genus and species.

Crows and jays

a guide to the crows, jays, and magpies of the world

Author: Steve Madge,Hilary Burn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)


Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 447

Provides a natural history and identification guide for more than one hundred species of crows and jays throughout the world

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1970-1974

Author: Bowker Editorial Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835209113


Page: 6500

View: 9397

Here's quick access to more than 490,000 titles published from 1970 to 1984 arranged in Dewey sequence with sections for Adult and Juvenile Fiction. Author and Title indexes are included, and a Subject Guide correlates primary subjects with Dewey and LC classification numbers. These cumulative records are available in three separate sets.