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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 via 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 astonishing avifauna characterised by way of cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, in addition to a very various assemblage of songbirds resembling the enduring birds of paradise and bowerbirds.

Birds of recent Guinea is the single advisor to hide all 780 poultry species suggested within the region, together with 366 endemics. increasing its assurance with 111 bright colour plates--twice as many because the first edition--and the addition of 635 diversity maps, the publication additionally includes up-to-date species debts with new information regarding id, voice, conduct, and diversity. essential for everybody from ecotourists to box researchers, Birds of latest Guinea is still an critical advisor to the varied birds of this awesome region.

• 780 fowl species, together with 366 chanced on nowhere else
• 111 wonderful colour plates, two times the variety of the 1st edition
• accelerated and up to date species debts offer info on id, voice, behavior, and range
• 635 diversity maps
• Revised type of birds displays the newest research

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