The Woodhen: A Flightless Island Bird Defying Extinction

by Frith, Clifford B.
The Woodhen: A Flightless Island Bird Defying Extinction
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The Woodhen: A Flightless Island Bird Defying Extinction

by Frith, Clifford B.

Format: Hardcover

Code: 13933

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38 color illus & 48 color photos.This book tells the fascinating success story of saving the flightless Woodhen of Lord Howe Island. This unique large rail, an iconic and highly endangered Australian bird, was at the very brink of extinction with just 15 individuals found in 1980, when bold and risky actions were taken to save it.

The book begins with the discovery and ecology of Lord Howe Island. It then details the history of the Woodhen, its place among the rails and their evolution of flightlessness, the planning, implementation and trials, tribulations and successes of the captive breeding program and the way in which the wild population recovered. The ecology, behavior and breeding biology of this unique flightless island rail are also discussed. The text is accompanied by numerous photographs and drawings.

ISBN: 9780643108707

Publisher: Csiro publishing

Year of Publication: 2013

Page Count: 225

Weight: 1.75 lb