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The Birds World

Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
Genre : Pets
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Birds are among the most extensively studied of all animal groups. Hundreds of academic journals and thousands of scientists are devoted to bird research, while amateur enthusiasts (called birdwatchers or, more commonly, birders) probably number in the millions. Birds are categorised as a biological class, Aves. The earliest known species of this class is Archaeopteryx lithographica, from the Late Jurassic period. According to the most recent consensus, Aves and a sister group, the order Crocodilia, together form a group of unnamed rank, the Archosauria. Phylogenetically, Aves is usually defined as all descendants of the most recent common ancestor of modern birds (or of a specific modern bird species like Passer domesticus), and Archaeopteryx. Modern phylogenies place birds in the dinosaur clade Theropoda. Modern birds are divided into two superorders, the Paleognathae (mostly flightless birds like ostriches), and the wildly diverse Neognathae, containing all other birds.

The Bird World Described With Pen And Pencil By W H D Adams And H Giacomelli

Author : William Henry Davenport Adams
ISBN : OXFORD:590005012
Genre : Birds
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A Classification For The Birds Of The World

Author : Alexander Wetmore
ISBN : STANFORD:36105027632699
Genre : Birds
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Handbook Of The Birds Of The World Old World Flycatchers To Old World Warblers

Author : Jordi Sargatal
ISBN : 849655306X
Genre : Science
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Ce volume traite des familles suivantes : Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers), Platysteiridae (Batises and Wattle-eyes), Rhipiduridae (Fantails), Monarchidae (Monarch-flycatchers), Regulidae (Kinglets and Firecrests), Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers), Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies), Sylviidae (Old World Warblers).

Jacamars To Woodpeckers

Author : Josep del Hoyo
ISBN : UOM:49015003031664
Genre : Nature
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The handbook of the birds of the world series illustrates and deals in detail with all the species of birds in the world. Volume 7 covers order Galbuliformes - Galbulidae (Jacamars), Bucconidae (Puffbirds); Order Piciformes - Capitonidae (Barbets), Ramphastidae (Toucans), Indicatoridae (Honeyguides), Picidae (Woodpeckers).

Wonders Of The Bird World Classic Reprint

Author : R. Bowdler Sharpe
ISBN : 0267641028
Genre : Science
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Excerpt from Wonders of the Bird World The Koel and the Myna - The Common Cuckoo - Its Migration and winter home - The similarity of its eggs to those of the foster-parent - The ejection of the young of the latter - The Cow-birds parasitic on each other - The nesting of the Ani. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Birds In The Ancient World From A To Z

Author : W. Geoffrey Arnott
ISBN : 9781134556267
Genre : History
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Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z gathers together the ancient information available, listing all the names that ancient Greeks gave their birds and all their descriptions and analyses. W. Geoffrey Arnott identifies as many of them as possible in the light of modern ornithological studies. The ancient Greek bird names are transliterated into English script, and all that the ancients said about birds is presented in English. This book is accordingly the first complete discussion of ancient bird names that will be accessible to readers without ancient Greek. The only large-scale examination of ancient birds for seventy years, the book has an exhaustive bibliography (partly classical scholarship and partly ornithological) to encourage further study, and provides students and ornithologists with the definitive study of ancient birds.

The Wonderful World Of Birds How To Make Friends With Our Feathered Friends

Author : John Davidson
ISBN : 9781311621238
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Wonderful World of Birds - How to Make Friends With Our Feathered Friends Table of Contents Introduction Knowing More about the Birds around You – Fun Facts of the More Common Bird Species Blackbirds Sparrows Hawks Cranes Goldfinch Ducks Blue Jays Chickadees Egrets Vultures Falcons Gulls Finches Owls The Territorial Rights of Birds How to Make Bird Houses Different Styles of Bird Houses Special Birdhouse Plans for Different Bird Species Taking Care of Your Bird Pets Feeding Your Feathered Friends Starting A Bird Watching Club Conclusion Introduction Did you know that some of the birds which people believed would never ever be extinct because they were so numerous have disappeared in the 20th and the 21st century? The last passenger pigeon, which once covered the skies of North America, died in captivity in 1904. In the same manner, it took just five years to kill off all the vultures, the Kites, the Eagles and the house sparrow (Passer Domesticus) and many other birds once common in cities, in parts of the Indian subcontinent. Blame it all on pesticides and also humans encroaching the natural habitats of birds. So why should you be interested in the wonderful world of birds, you may ask? Well, it is a well-known fact that a number of bird species are disappearing from the face of the earth, just like the Great Auk and the dodo at the rate of 10- 25 per year. So what, you may say, after all, there are so many other birds to choose from. Just calculate. 25 species going extinct per year, never to make their appearance on earth again. At this rate, we are not going to see a living bird in the next 50 to 75 years. That is reality. There may come a generation, which may ask its grandparents, “what were those silly little creatures, you called birds? We can just hear their songs on audio. What were they like to look at?” And the grandparents trying desperately to describe the magic world of birds. Imagine a world without nightingales singing in Berkeley Square, bluebirds flying over the white cliffs of Dover, peacocks in purple adorning and other such songbirds disappearing from your windowsill, garden and lives. Imagine no bird nesting in your garden or waking you up to birdsong, bright and early in the morning. So if you begin to take an interest in birds, there is a chance that you may want to help save them and your children might grow up to be keen ornithologists.

A Systematic Classification For The Birds Of The World

Author : Alexander Wetmore
ISBN : UIUC:30112106904003
Genre : Birds
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A Complete Checklist Of The Birds Of The World

Author : Richard Howard
ISBN : UCSD:31822016279820
Genre : Science
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This book represents a complete revision of the authors' previous authoritative work. It incorporates all the significant changes to bird taxonomy that have occurred over the past six years and remains the only single-volume work to list subspecies. Ornithologists are constantly reviewing and revising the scientific and common names of the world's birds--combining and dividing established species and genera. Despite the fact that opinions will continue to vary on the details of avian classification, lists such as this provide a baseline reference to scientific and English names, taxonomy, and distribution for both the professional and amateur ornithologist and taxonomist. In the next decade, new studies using advanced groupings may establish new systematic groupings. The current list, by adding to and amending the classic listing of Peters and his successors, may well be the last and most finely developed list in the traditional mold and, therefore, a prime reference for years to come. Key Features * The most up to date list of the world's birds * Covers their distribution using traditional taxonomy * The only single-volume reference to include subspecies * Lists approximately 9,200 species and their subspecies * Thoroughly revised and updated

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