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Birds of New Guinea Edition 2

Birds of New Guinea Edition 2

Bruce M Beehler, Thane K Pratt & Dale A Zimmerman

Princeton Field Guide.

This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world's largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterised by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant colour plates - twice as many as the first edition - and the addition of 635 range maps, Birds of New Guinea also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. This is preceded by a detailed introduction to the region, with sections on climate, biogeography, rainforest ecology, and conservation.

A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, this book is an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region.

"As you would expect from a book out of the Princeton University Press stable there is plenty of information in here and the species accounts, in particular, have a good degree of depth to them. Although this is the second edition, the book has been significantly updated - the first edition was published nearly three decades ago and it feels more like a handbook to the birds of the region than a typical field guide [...] All round, this is a solid field guide/handbook and one that does justice to the series."

 - Mike Toms, BTO book reviews

528 pages.

Plates, Distribution Maps and Short Descriptions shown on same spread.Plates, Distribution Maps and Short Descriptions shown on same spread.Plates, Distribution Maps and Short Descriptions shown on same spread.
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