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, Extinct Birds is both a sumptuous reference and astounding testament to humanity's devastating impact on wildlife. After becoming established as a self taught artist specialising in reconstructing extinct species, Julian P. Julian now works as an author and artist at the Natural History Museum in Tring and has a long record of describing species new to science.
An expert on the extinct birds of the Indian Ocean, he has dug for Dodos on Mauritius, searched for flightless pigeons on the Comoros, and undertaken many other research expeditions around the world. It is pages longer than its predecessor, with another half-dozen pages of references added to the original 69, representing five more years' worth of painstaking investigation and a lot of updating.
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Click to have a closer look. Select version. About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles. Images Additional images. About this book Extinct Birds was the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of the bird species and subspecies that have become extinct over the last 1, years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. Customer Reviews Review this book. Media reviews. The Utila. Buller —88 quoted a native correspondent named Roiri on the Chathams: This bird, the Moeriki, disappeared in the third year after the occupation of the island by the Maoris. If the bird still survives I will catch you some.
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It was a beautiful bird. I remember seeing it when I was a boy. The Maoris called it a Popotai. However, Roiri never found one for Buller, and it has not been seen since Download sample.
Nelson recorded them feeding: They fly from tree to tree with rather slow, heavy wing strokes similar to those of a Crow, and when about to alight, by an added impulse, glide upward along the trunk in a graceful curve and firmly grasp bird, yet, in view of the extinction of the Labrador Duck Camptorhynchus labradorius see p. Julian Hume and Michael Walters recreate these lostbirds in stunning detail, bringing together an up to date review of theliterature for every species. From Great Auks, Carolina Parakeets andDodos to the amazing yet completely vanished bird radiations of Hawaiiand New Zealand, via rafts of extinctions in the Pacific and elsewhere, this book is both a sumptuous reference and a terrifying reminder ofhumanity's impact on birds.
A direct replacement for Greenway's seminal title Extinct and Vanishing Birds, this book will be the standard reference on the subject for generations to come.
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