Extinct Birds

Extinct Birds

Errol Fuller / Jun 16, 2019

Extinct Birds We learn from an early age that nothing is quite so dead as a dodo We ve heard stories of flocks of passenger pigeons once darkening the skies over North America only to be reduced to a single bird

  • Title: Extinct Birds
  • Author: Errol Fuller
  • ISBN: 9780801439544
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover
  • We learn from an early age that nothing is quite so dead as a dodo We ve heard stories of flocks of passenger pigeons once darkening the skies over North America, only to be reduced to a single bird, Martha, who perished in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1914 Errol Fuller s gloriously illustrated Extinct Birds provides details of the natural history and fates of than 80 speciWe learn from an early age that nothing is quite so dead as a dodo We ve heard stories of flocks of passenger pigeons once darkening the skies over North America, only to be reduced to a single bird, Martha, who perished in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1914 Errol Fuller s gloriously illustrated Extinct Birds provides details of the natural history and fates of than 80 species of birds now believed to be gone forever In a lively, compelling style, Fuller conveys accurate scientific and historical information about the lives, times, and disappearances of bird species since 1600 Fuller s species accounts are vivid reminders of what birds, precisely, the world has already lost The physical evidence provided by preserved specimens is given narrative texture with Fuller s use of eyewitness accounts of the lives and, in many cases, the last days of bird species from all over the world Nearly all the accounts in Extinct Birds are illustrated with breathtaking color plates, many by artists, including Audubon, Keulemans, and Lear, who had the advantage of working from fresh specimens or even from living birds These paintings, beautiful in their own right, are also primary sources of scientific knowledge Birds for which appropriate illustrations did not already exist are shown in new paintings produced especially for this book.The revised edition of Extinct Birds includes several species among them three from North America not covered in the original 1987 edition More happily, two species have been rediscovered in the intervening years, and several others in danger of being declared extinct have been located again By describing in words and pictures the beauty and diversity of those birds already lost to extinction, Fuller inspires us to do what we can to prevent future editions of Extinct Birds from drawing new chapters from the field guides of today.

    List of recently extinct bird species List of recently extinct bird species For birds extinct in Late Quaternary prehistoric times and usually known from specimens not completely fossilized, see List of Late Quaternary prehistoric bird species Over species of birds have become extinct since , and the Birds That Humans and Cats Hunted to Extinction Extinct Birds Birds of North America Types of Birds Extinct birds of North America is a list of known types of extinct birds and species of birds that have disappeared from the North American continent since records have been kept Most of the recorded extinctions were caused by mankind either by excessive hunting or by the loss of their habitat through farming, forestry and tourism. Extinct Bird Species Possible Reasons for Their Top Extinct Birds of All Times Causes of Mass Extinct Birds Errol Fuller Books Errol Fuller s gloriously illustrated Extinct Birds provides details of the natural history and fates of than species of birds now believed to be gone forever In a lively, compelling style, Fuller conveys accurate scientific and historical information about the lives, times, and disappearances of Top Extinct Birds List List Dose Jan , Top Extinct Birds List The males were of smaller size when compared to that of the females The records claims, that these owls had, a reddish brown plumage, a white face and orange eyes, that added to the eerie sense of this species of owls, with its malicious way of hooting The cause of extinction is not certain though, but probably, Extinct Birds Ornithology Extinct Birds Often, these resulted from the introduction of invasive alien species such as cats, rats and goats, which either preyed upon the native species or degraded its habitat However, continental species have been far from immune, and those going extinct often originally had extensive ranges. amazing birds that have gone extinct BirdLife Jan , Acrocephalus yamashinae Many Pacific island reed warblers are highly threatened by invasive species, and some have already gone extinct, such as this rangy looking bird from the Northern Mariana islands The Pagan Reed warbler was until recently considered a sub species of the Guam Reed warbler Acrocephalus luscinius,

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    About "Errol Fuller"

      • Errol Fuller

        Errol Fuller is an English writer and artist who lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, grew up in South London, and was educated at Addey and Stanhope School He is the author of a series of books on extinction and extinct creatures.


    519 Comments

    1. Elegiac. Moving. Maddening. Fuller's litany of lost birds is almost unbearable to read all the way through. The images alone (well chosen paintings, drawings, and photos) leave you reeling. The low-key yet often poetic verbal depictions of the birds and the reasons for their extinction--human depredation of one sort or another, usually--simultaneously convey the glory of biodiversity and the similarly boundless scope of human rapacity.


    2. I don't know why I developed an interest in moas, but I did. Maybe it was that strange Nickelodeon cartoon in the 80's where all the little koalas get sucked up in a space ship in the last episode. Who knows? I found this book to be highly informative. The writing was fine, and the illustrations were wonderful.


    3. Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research.Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast.Read for personal research- found this book's contents helpful and inspiring - number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs.


    4. Meh. A Gap in Nature was better. It was crazy to read about the Takahe, once thought to be extinct, because I fucking saw one when I was in New Zealand!


    5. An informative, though depressing book with gorgeous illustrations by artists who in many cases observed living specimens.


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