Oceanic Birds of the World

Oceanic Birds of the World

Keeping apace with discoveries in the bird world is proving a challenge in terms of formally naming new entities. ... if they wish (and if practically possible) distinguish and appreciate distinctive forms of oceanic birds in the field.

Author: Howell Steve N. G.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691197012

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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A state-of-the-art photographic field guide to the world's oceanic birds Oceanic birds are among the most remarkable but least known of all birds, living at sea, far from the sight of most people. They offer unusual identification challenges—many species look similar and it can be difficult to get good views of fast-flying birds from a moving boat. The first field guide to the world's oceanic birds in more than two decades, this exciting and authoritative book draws on decades of firsthand experience on the open seas. It features clear text filled with original insights and new information and more than 2,200 carefully chosen color images that bring the ocean and its remarkable winged inhabitants to life. Never before have oceanic birds been presented in such an accessible and comprehensive way. The introduction discusses the many recent developments in seabird taxonomy, which are incorporated into the species accounts, and these accounts are arranged into groups that aid field identification. Each group and species complex has an introductory overview of its identification challenges, illustrated with clear comparative photos. The text describes flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, migration routes, and many other features. The result is an indispensable guide for exploring birding's last great frontier. A comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible guide to oceanic birds Covers more than 270 species Includes more than 2,200 color photos with concise captions noting key features Features careful species comparisons, overviews of the latest taxonomy, tips on how to observe and ID birds at sea, and much more
Categories: Nature

Nature Guide Birds of the World

Nature Guide Birds of the World

Albatrosses and their relatives are oceanic birds that occur throughout the world, often roaming far from the nearest land. PROFILE e Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Alaska, Canada; winters further south ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409375470

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Have the world in your hands with these compact, illustrated natural history guides From the black swan to the ruby-throated hummingbird, leaf through Nature Guide Birds of the World, a beautiful guide profiling the world's most amazing bird species. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Birds of the World is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the species featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction all about bird classification, anatomy, migration, habitats and flight, Nature Guide Birds of the World is the ideal bird identification guide.
Categories: Nature

Field Guide to the Birds of Argentina and the Southwest Atlantic

Field Guide to the Birds of Argentina and the Southwest Atlantic

Howell, S. N. G. & Zufelt, K. (2019) Oceanic Birds of the World. Princeton University Press, NJ. Jaramillo, A. (2003) Birds of Chile. Princeton University Press, NJ. Jordan, E. A., Areta, J. I. & Holzmann, I. (2017) Mate recognition ...

Author: Mark Pearman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472984333

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This spectacular new field guide is the ultimate reference to the birds of Argentina and the islands of the South-west Atlantic, essential for researchers, birders and conservationists alike. Covers Argentina and all Fuegian and Hornean islands south to the Diego Ramírez Islands and east to the Falklands. More than 2,300 images of original artwork illustrate 1,075 species, including all residents, migrants and most vagrants. 199 stunning colour plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and subspecies, including 28 endemics and 17 near-endemics. Concise text on key identification features and accurate, up-to-date colour distribution maps opposite the plates for ease of reference.
Categories: Science

Biology of Marine Birds

Biology of Marine Birds

Pp. 556–571 in Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 3 (J. Del Hoyo, A. Elliot, ... On some petrels from the north-east Pacific Ocean. Ibis (Tenth Series) 3: 572–609. ... Oceanic birds of South America. American Museum of Natural ...

Author: E. A. Schreiber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420036305

Category: Science

Page: 740

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Biology of Marine Birds provides the only complete summary of information about marine birds ever published. It both summarizes and analyzes their breeding biology, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, fossil history, physiology, energetics, and conservation. The book covers four orders of marine birds: penguins (Sphenisciformes); albatross, shearwaters, petrels (Procellariiformes); pelicans, boobies, frigatebirds, tropicbirds, cormorants (Pelecaniformes); and gulls, terns, guillemots, auks (Charadriiformes - Families Laridae and Alcidae). Two summary chapters address the biology of shorebirds and wading birds and their lives in the marine environment. This comprehensive book contains numerous summary tables that give you exhaustive information on various aspects of their life histories, breeding biology, physiology and energetics, and demography. It also discusses research techniques and future research needed, providing a guide to ornithologists and students for research projects. Written by acknowledged experts in this field, Biology of Marine Birds is the ideal resource. The authors not only present known information, but provide new analyses and insights into marine bird biology. You will find no other book that covers all the major seabird groups and all the major topics with this depth of detail. Whether you are studying, researching, or managing marine environments, you will find yourself reaching for this resource repeatedly.
Categories: Science

Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World

Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World

These exhibits enable city—bound people to obtain a glimpse of the earth's wilderness areas and biodiversity, and often promote wildlife conservation. Source: Murphy, Oceanic Birds of South America; reproduced courtesy of the American ...

Author: Gregory T. Cushman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107310728

Category: History

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For centuries, bird guano has played a pivotal role in the agricultural and economic development of Latin America, East Asia and Oceania. As their populations ballooned during the Industrial Revolution, North American and European powers came to depend on this unique resource as well, helping them meet their ever-increasing farming needs. This book explores how the production and commodification of guano has shaped the modern Pacific Basin and the world's relationship to the region. Marrying traditional methods of historical analysis with a broad interdisciplinary approach, Gregory T. Cushman casts this once little-known commodity as an engine of Western industrialization, offering new insight into uniquely modern developments such as environmental consciousness and conservation movements; the ascendance of science, technology and expertise; international relations; and world war.
Categories: History

A Gathering of Birds

A Gathering of Birds

... the greatest gathering ground of marine birds in the world, he was become an unsurpassed authority in his line. His honors include the award of the Brewster and John Burroughs medals for his splendid systematic work, Oceanic Birds ...

Author: Donald Culross Peattie

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595341631

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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A Gathering of Birds is an anthology containing selected prose about birds by nineteen famous authors, such as Hudson, Audubon, and Thoreau, and includes brief biographical information about each. The New York Times called the collection “a delightful ‘gathering’ that Mr. Peattie has presented, and his own contributions to the book make it something new and valuable in this field.”
Categories: Nature

Birds of the UK Overseas Territories

Birds of the UK Overseas Territories

Interactions of long-line fishing with seabirds in the south-western Atlantic Ocean, with a focus on White-capped Albatrosses ... Oceanic Birds of South America. ... Endemic Bird Areas of the World: priorities for conservation.

Author: Roger Riddington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472977281

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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The UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are scattered across the globe. Most are small islands or island complexes, occurring from the Caribbean to the furthest reaches of the South Atlantic, via the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In terms of global biodiversity, these territories are remarkably significant. Among landscapes that range from coral atolls, through mangroves and dry forests to the ice sheets of Antarctica, the UKOTs support no fewer than 45 species of birds currently considered to be globally threatened. They are also home to a third of all the world's breeding albatrosses, and nine of the world's 17 species of penguin. In a rapidly changing world, the UKOTs symbolise global crises in climate and biodiversity. Threats faced by their wildlife range from mortality of seabirds at sea through industrial fisheries, and on land as a result of introduced ground predators, to the utter devastation of hurricanes in the Caribbean, which provide a stark reminder of our changing climate. The human impact on the wildlife of our planet has been increasing for centuries, but the next few decades promise to be critical. This book explores the birds and other wildlife of each of the 14 UKOTs, with a particular focus on environmental threats and conservation priorities. Written by authors with a deep connection to the sites, this book represents an important stocktake of the biological richness of these special places in the early 21st century.
Categories: Nature

The bird world described with pen and pencil by W H D Adams and H Giacomelli

The bird world described with pen and pencil  by W H D  Adams and H  Giacomelli

420 NESTS OF OCEAN - BIRDS . nest - hunters . A vigorous tree grows near the edge , and spreads its branches over the ocean - abyss . By cautiously clinging to one of these , the adventurous traveller , looking below him , may discover ...

Author: William Henry Davenport Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590005012

Category: Birds

Page: 464

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Categories: Birds

Common Coastal Birds of Florida and the Caribbean

Common Coastal Birds of Florida and the Caribbean

Check List of North American Birds . Washington , DC : AOU . Angel , T. 1978. ... The regulation of numbers of tropical oceanic birds . Ibis , 103b : 458-473 . Bannerman , D.A. 1960. Birds of the British ... The Falcons of the World .

Author: David W. Nellis

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 156164191X

Category: Nature

Page: 311

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This book is for those who enjoy that precarious and ever-changing zone where the sea meets the land and want to understand the birds that frequent this special habitat in Florida and the islands to the south. Author David Nellis reveals the birds found along the beaches, among the mangroves, even up the rocky Caribbean cliffs. From the many birds that may be encountered along the coast, Dr. Nellis has selected 72 of the most common ones, including a few that, though less abundant, capture our interest. Each bird has its own ecological niche--manifested by its nesting, feeding, roosting, and migration habits--and territorial competition between species is a constant. This book shows the great variety of specialization behaviors developed by these birds to adapt to this unique environment. Over 250 photographs, mostly by the author, show many features of these birds and their habits never before so fully illustrated.
Categories: Nature

Wildlife Review

Wildlife Review

WR 139 : 64 All the 27 orders recognized by Oliver L. Austin in Birds of the World are represented in the encyclopedia , and most of ... oceanic birds ; and birds of beach , marsh , rocky coast , mountain , desert , and Southern swamp .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UFL:31262082163774

Category: Wildlife conservation

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Categories: Wildlife conservation