Extinct Birds, second edition

by Hume, Julian
Extinct Birds, second edition

Extinct Birds, second edition

by Hume, Julian

Format: Hardcover

Release Date: 10/23/2017

Code: 13653-2

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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.

Our Opinion: Illustrated with black & white line drawings by the author in the text. Divided into Extinct Birds (all species known to have disappeared in the last 700 years) and Hypothetical Birds (species known from a unique type or a few specimens, or from accounts and illustrations). Each account includes names, synonymy list, specimens, status, range, and description, habits, and details of extinction.

ISBN: 9781472937445

Publisher: Poyser Monographs

Year of Publication: 2017

Page Count: 608

Shipping Weight: 4.25 lb