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By Bruce M. Beehler, Thane K. Pratt

Contributor note: Illustrated by means of John C. Anderton, Szabolcs Kokay

This is the thoroughly revised edition of the basic box advisor to the birds of latest Guinea. The world's biggest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a excellent avifauna characterised by means of cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, in addition to an extremely assorted assemblage of songbirds similar to the enduring birds of paradise and bowerbirds.

Birds of latest Guinea is the single consultant to hide all 780 poultry species mentioned within the region, together with 366 endemics. increasing its insurance with 111 bright colour plates--twice as many because the first edition--and the addition of 635 variety maps, the ebook additionally includes up-to-date species bills with new information regarding id, voice, conduct, and variety. vital for everybody from ecotourists to box researchers, Birds of latest Guinea continues to be an quintessential consultant to the various birds of this striking region.

• 780 poultry species, together with 366 discovered nowhere else
• 111 lovely colour plates, two times the variety of the 1st edition
• elevated and up to date species bills offer information on id, voice, conduct, and range
• 635 variety maps
• Revised category of birds displays the newest study

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Although our color plates provide a ready assessment of bird appearances, text descriptions of calls and songs are less definitive. In addition, bird song is often complex and variable; one species may have many different vocalizations. When in the field, train the ear to distinguish between known calls and those not yet identified. When possible, pursue and identify the latter, or make recordings to send to others who might help with identification. Knowledgeable local guides and field assistants can be enormously helpful in identifying or locating birds by voice, a skill they have learned since childhood.

Adult has white-­spotted flanks. Juv duller, with white flank spots and streaks. In flight shows unpatterned wings and is plain overall, but look for flank spots. 1 48 1 1♂ 1♀ 2♀ 2♂ 3♀ 3♂ 4 6 4 ad 6 ad 5 ad 7 ad 5 7 8 ad 8 Plate 6 GREBES, DUCKS, AND RAILS 1 1 Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae 25 cm. More common and widespread than Tricoloured G. Resident. AU visitors likely. On lakes and ponds. Yellow eye. White wing blaze on primaries as well as secondaries. Breeding adult has black throat.

Male with conspicuous comb and bare skin of face and neck bluish white. Female and Juv comb reduced, skin of face and neck greenish grey. Chick with deep bill and dark legs. Subsp shown: arfakianus (NG and Bay Is: Yapen) comb red (blue in race misoliensis from Misool I in NW Is).  265 41–46 cm. Waigeo I only, in upland forest. Adult differs from Wattled BT by pink head and neck and chestnut-­brown underparts. Illustration shows displaying male with wattles extended. Female has a much-­reduced comb and other wattles essentially absent; face and neck with more black, bristlelike hairs.

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