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Title Birds new to science : fifty years of avian discoveries / David Brewer.
Author Brewer, David (Ornithologist), author.
Publication London, UK : Christopher Helm, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Description 415 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Call # 598 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-404) and index.
Scope of the book -- Glossary -- The concept of species -- Description of the world's birds : an historical perspective -- Species accounts -- Future new species -- Invalid species -- Future discoveries -- The ethics of collecting -- Conservation issues.
Summary "Amazing as it might sound, ornithologists are still discovering several bird species each year that are completely new to science. These aren't all obscure brown birds on tiny islands--witness the bizarre Bare-faced Bulbul from Laos (2009), spectacular Araripe Manakin from Brazil (1998), or gaudy Bugun Liocichla from north-east India (2006). Birds New to Science documents more than half a century of these remarkable discoveries, covering around 300 species. Each account includes the story of discovery, a brief description of the bird (many with accompanying photographs), and details of what is known about its biology, range and conservation status. Birds New to Science is a rich reference to an incredible era of adventure in ornithology."-- Page 4 of cover.
Subject Birds -- Classification.
Birds -- Identification.
Birds -- Pictorial works.
Ornithology -- History -- 20th century.
Ornithology -- History -- 21st century.
Discoveries in science -- History -- 20th century.
Discoveries in science -- History -- 21st century.
Alt Title Fifty years of avian discoveries
ISBN 9781472906281 hardback
1472906284 hardback

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