Bloomsbury Publishing, 24 sie 2017 - 560
Extinct Birds was the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of the bird species and subspecies that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. It has become the standard text on this subject, covering both familiar icons of extinction as well as more obscure birds, some known from just one specimen or from travellers' tales. This second edition is expanded to include dozens of new species, as more are constantly added to the list, either through extinction or through new subfossil discoveries.
Extinct Birds is the result of decades of research into literature and museum drawers, as well as caves and subfossil deposits, which often reveal birds long-gone that disappeared without ever being recorded by scientists while they lived. 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, this book is both a sumptuous reference and astounding testament to humanity's devastating impact on wildlife.
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Aepyornis bill bill black bird bird’s Bogotá breast breeding century Chatham Islands Collar collected Colombia Columba considered Crake D.C. Status Extinct Date of extinction deforestation Description disappeared eggs endemic extant extinction unknown feathers female Finch flightless forest Gallinule genus Gmelin Gould Greenway grey habitat destruction Habits Hawaiian Islands Hypotaenidia iris James & Olson Kaua’i Last recorded Latham legs and feet Lord Howe Island Macaw Madagascar male Mascarene Maui Mauritius Molokai Museum neck nest Norfolk Island North Oahu Olson & James over-hunting Pacific pale Parakeet Parrot Petrel Pigeon Polynesian population Possibly extinct predation Psittacus Putative range race Rail rediscovered Réunion Rodrigues Rothschild rufous Salvadori skin South Island species Specimens Specimens Specimens Subfossil remains Specimens The type Status Doubtful taxon Status Invalid taxon Steadman subspecies survived tail tarsometatarsus terrestrial throat trees Tring type specimen underparts undertail-coverts upperparts Warbler wings Worthy & Holdaway yellow Zealand