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Birds of New Guinea (2nd Edition) by Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt

By Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt

Contributor note: Illustrated by way of John C. Anderton, Szabolcs Kokay
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This is the thoroughly revised edition of the fundamental box consultant to the birds of recent Guinea. The world's biggest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a fantastic avifauna characterised by way of cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, in addition to a really diversified assemblage of songbirds akin to the long-lasting birds of paradise and bowerbirds.

Birds of latest Guinea is the single consultant to hide all 780 chook species stated within the sector, together with 366 endemics. increasing its assurance with 111 brilliant colour plates--twice as many because the first edition--and the addition of 635 diversity maps, the e-book additionally comprises up to date species debts with new information regarding identity, voice, conduct, and variety. vital for everybody from ecotourists to box researchers, Birds of recent Guinea continues to be an fundamental advisor to the varied birds of this impressive region.

• 780 poultry species, together with 366 came upon nowhere else
• 111 beautiful colour plates, two times the variety of the 1st edition
• extended and up to date species debts supply info on id, voice, behavior, and range
• 635 variety maps
• Revised type of birds displays the newest learn

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Adult is a large, blackish duck with boldly striped pale face. Juv with streaky underparts. In flight shows green speculum and white underwing-­coverts.  271 5 5 Grey Teal Anas gracilis 36–43 cm. A widespread resident; also a visitor from AU. Adult is a small, plain duck with domed head, pale throat, and red eye. Juv paler, with streaky breast. In flight, upperwing has white wedge, underwing with white triangle.  272 6 6 Wandering Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arcuata 40–45 cm. Locally common resident and visitor from AU.

A number of Australian breeding land bird species spend the nonbreeding season during the austral winter (March–October) in New Guinea, but how many birds migrate and when they arrive depend on both the timing of the winter season and unpredictable drought conditions in Australia. Some, like the Rainbow Bee-­eater and Sacred Kingfisher, are among New Guinea’s best-­ known garden birds. Most of these migrants occupy nonforest or forest-­edge habitats. Such zones may offer the benefit of reduced competition from resident New Guinea species.

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