Oceanic Birds of the World

Oceanic Birds of the World

The world's oceans are amazing places, among the last wildernesses on Earth, and to us they are inspiring, challenging, and marvelous. ... and even a seemingly simple question defies easy answer: “What is an oceanic bird?

Author: Steve N. G. Howell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691175010

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

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.
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The World s Rarest Birds

The World s Rarest Birds

... Oceanic Islands Caribbean Oceanic Islands Oceanic Islands Oceanic Islands Oceanic Islands Oceanic Islands Oceanic ... Islands Oceanic Islands Oceanic Islands Oceanic Islands Oceanic Islands Appendix 2: Globally threatened bird ...

Author: Erik Hirschfeld

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691155968

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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"This illustrated book vividly depicts the most threatened birds on Earth. It provides up-to-date information from BirdLife International on the threats each species faces, and the measures being taken to save them. Today, 590 birds species are classified as Endangered or Critically Endangered, or now only exist in captivity. This landmark publication features stunning photographs of 515 of these species--including the results of a prestigious international photographic competition organized specificallyfor this book. This is the first time that images of many of these birds have been published. It also showcases meticulously accurate illustrations by acclaimed wildlife artist Tomasz Cofta for the 75 speciies of which no photographs are known to exist.
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Flightless Birds

Flightless Birds

Howard, R. and Moore, A. A Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, ... Murphy, R. C. Oceanic Birds of South America. ... New Zealand's Flightless Birds. http://www.terranature.org/flightlessBirds.

Author: Clive Roots

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313083945

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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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

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

According to the latest enumeration, there are about 8600 known species of birds in the world. ... for each part of the ocean has its own particular characteristics of temperature, depth, salinity and movement and supports its own ...

Author: Harold Gatty

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486318936

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.
Categories: Travel

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

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.
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The Birds of Africa Volume I

The Birds of Africa  Volume I

Field characters and behaviour at sea of Giant Petrels in relation to their oceanic distribution. Emu 74, 209-218. ... 'Oceanic Birds of South America' ... The Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus, as a species of World-wide distribution.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408189085

Category: Nature

Page: 552

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Universally recognised as by far the most authoritative work ever published on the subject, The Birds of Africa is a superb multi-contributor reference work, with encyclopaedic species texts, stunning paintings of all species and numerous subspecies, hundreds of informative line drawings, detailed range maps, and extensive bibliographies. Each volume contains an Introduction that brings the reader up to date with the latest developments in African ornithology, including the evolution and biogeography of African birds. Diagnoses of the families and genera, often with superspecies maps, are followed by the comprehensive species accounts themselves. These include descriptions of range and status, field characters, voice, general habits, food, and breeding habits. Full bibliographies, acoustic references, and indexes complete this scholarly work of reference. This first volume in the series deals comprehensively with Ostrich, albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters, storm-petrels, penguins, divers, grebes, tropicbirds, boobies, cormorants, darter, pelicans, frigatebirds, herons, Hamerkop, storks, Shoebill, ibises and spoonbills, flamingos, swans, geese and ducks, and diurnal birds of prey. The editors and artists have worked closely with other authors - all acknowledged experts in their field - to produce a superb reference in which comprehensive texts on every species are complemented by accurate and detailed paintings and drawings of the birds themselves.
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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.”
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