Author: Thane K. Pratt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2014-10-26
This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world’s largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates—twice as many as the first edition—and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region. 780 bird species, including 366 found nowhere else 111 stunning color plates, twice the number of the first edition Expanded and updated species accounts provide details on identification, voice, habits, and range 635 range maps Revised classification of birds reflects the latest research
Author: Bruce M. Beehler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2016-03-29
New Guinea, the largest tropical island, supports a spectacular bird fauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Of the nearly 800 species of birds recorded from New Guinea, more than 350 are found nowhere else on Earth. This comprehensive annotated checklist of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of New Guinea is the first formal review of this avifauna since Ernst Mayr's Checklist, published in 1941. This new book brings together all the systematic, taxonomic, and distributional research conducted on the region's bird families over the last 70 years. Bruce Beehler and Thane Pratt provide the scientific foundation for the names, geographic distributions, and systematic arrangement of New Guinea's bird fauna. All technical information is annotated and a geographic gazetteer and bibliography are included. This book is an ideal complement to the Birds of New Guinea field guide also published by Princeton, and is an essential technical reference for all scientific libraries, ornithologists, and those interested in bird classification. The first complete revision of the New Guinea bird fauna since 1941 Accounts for 75 bird species new to the region Includes a geographic gazetteer, bibliography, and explanations of taxonomic and systematic classifications
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Arafura Fantail, Astrapian Sicklebill, Bensbach's Bird of Paradise, Black-throated Robin, Blood's Bird of Paradise, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Blyth's Hornbill, Brown Quail, Buff-banded Rail, Collared Imperial Pigeon, Collared Sparrowhawk, Comb-crested Jacana, Common Smoky Honeyeater, Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Duivenbode's Bird of Paradise, Duivenbode's Riflebird, Duivenbode's Six-wired Bird of Paradise, Elegant Imperial Pigeon, Elliot's Bird of Paradise, False-lobed Astrapia, Gilliard's Bird of Paradise, Great-billed Heron, Greater Bird-of-paradise, Grey Goshawk, King Bird-of-paradise, King of Holland's Bird of Paradise, King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise, King Quail, Latham's Snipe, Little Eagle, Lupton's Bird of Paradise, Lyre-tailed King Bird of Paradise, Magpie Goose, Mantou's Riflebird, Maria's Bird of Paradise, Melampitta, Mysterious Bird of Bobairo, Northern Cassowary, Orange-bellied Fruit Dove, Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Oriental Hobby, Oriental Plover, Ornate Melidectes, Paperbark Flycatcher, Parrots of New Guinea, Pied Heron, Red-kneed Dotterel, Red-necked Crake, Rose-crowned Fruit Dove, Rothschild's Bird of Paradise, Rothschild's Lobe-billed Bird of Paradise, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Rusty Pitohui, Ruys' Bird of Paradise, Schodde's Bird of Paradise, Sharpe's Lobe-billed Parotia, Singing Starling, Southern Cassowary, Spangled Kookaburra, Straw-necked Ibis, Stresemann's Bird of Paradise, Swinhoe's Snipe, Trumpet Manucode, Uniform Swiftlet, Varied Honeyeater, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, White-faced Heron, Wilhelmina's Bird of Paradise, Wonderful Bird of Paradise, Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot.
Lying just south of the equator, New Guinea's is one of the top birding destinations on Earth. Its diverse habitats are home to over 800 species of permanent or migratory species of birds including the spectacular birds of paradise, many of which are endemic to the region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.