Extinct Birds

Extinct Birds

Book - 2017
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McMillan Palgrave

Covering both familiar icons of extinction as well as more obscure birds, some known from just one specimen or from traveler's tales, Extinct Birds looks at hundreds of species from the sub-fossil record--birds that disappeared without ever being recorded.

Julian Hume and Michael Walters recreate these lost birds in stunning detail, bringing together an up-to-date review of the literature for every species. From Great Auks, Carolina Parakeets, and Dodos to the amazing yet completely vanished bird radiations of Hawaii and New Zealand, via rafts of extinctions in the Pacific and elsewhere, this book is both a sumptuous reference and an amazing testament to humanity's impact on birds.

A direct replacement for Greenway's seminal 1958 title Extinct and Vanishing Birds, this book will be the standard reference on the subject for generations to come.


This is the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird species that have become extinct over the last one thousand years of habitat degradation, over-hunting, and rat introduction.

Publisher: London :, Christopher Helm,, 2017
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781472937445
1472937449
Characteristics: 608 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Walters, Michael 1942-- Author

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