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By Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt

Contributor note: Illustrated through John C. Anderton, Szabolcs Kokay

This is the thoroughly revised edition of the basic box advisor to the birds of recent Guinea. The world's greatest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a dazzling avifauna characterised by way of cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, in addition to an incredibly varied assemblage of songbirds corresponding to the enduring birds of paradise and bowerbirds.

Birds of recent Guinea is the single consultant to hide all 780 fowl species suggested within the zone, together with 366 endemics. increasing its assurance with 111 vivid colour plates--twice as many because the first edition--and the addition of 635 diversity maps, the ebook additionally comprises up-to-date species bills with new information regarding id, voice, behavior, and diversity. vital for everybody from ecotourists to box researchers, Birds of latest Guinea is still an vital advisor to the various birds of this amazing region.

• 780 fowl species, together with 366 came across nowhere else
• 111 beautiful colour plates, two times the variety of the 1st edition
• increased and up-to-date species money owed supply information on identity, voice, behavior, and range
• 635 diversity maps
• Revised type of birds displays the most recent learn

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Albatrosses, Petrels, and Shearwaters of the World. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, USA. Payne, R. B. 2005. The Cuckoos. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. , and F. Knight. 2013. The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 9th ed. HarperCollins, Sydney, New South Wales, AU. Rand, A. , and E. T. Gilliard. 1967. Handbook of New Guinea Birds. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, UK. Restall, R. 1996. Munias and Mannikins. Pica Press, London, UK. , and I. J. Mason. 1999. The Directory of Australian Birds: Passerines.

Chick dark with yellow legs; upperparts uniform dusky with little or no barring.  265 1♂ 1 chick 2♂ 1♀ 2♀ 4 ad 3 ad 4 chick 5 ad 5 chick Plate 3 SCRUBFOWL 1 1 Moluccan Scrubfowl Eulipoa wallacei 30 cm. Vagrant on Misool (NW Is); hill forest. Adult has banded brown saddle, short olive legs, and yellow bill. Chick heavily banded above.  266 34–41 cm. NW Is (all) in lowland and hill forest. Adult sooty black with black legs. Chick dark brown with dark legs. 3 3 Melanesian Scrubfowl Megapodius eremita 35–39 cm.

A remarkable interchange of waterbirds occurs between the open but well-­watered country of the Trans-­Fly and Australia. Tens of thousands of waterfowl, ibises, egrets, pelicans, and others spend the austral winter in this southern part of New Guinea. There are also great migrations of southern seabirds. Most abundant are the trans-­equatorial migrants, for example the Short-­tailed Shearwater and Wilson’s Storm-­Petrel, that breed in the southern oceans during austral summer and afterwards escape winter by passing through the NG Region in autumn to spend their winter season feeding in the waters of the north Pacific and Indian Oceans during the northern summer.

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