Book: Birds of New Guinea

17/11/2014 0 By Gayle Dickson

Birds of New GuineaBook: Birds of New Guinea

Second Edition

Pub date: November 5, 2014

Paperback & Hardcover

Thane K. Pratt & Bruce M. Beehler / Illustrated by John C. Anderton & Szabolcs Kókay

What makes New Guinea so special? The world’s largest tropical island, it boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized 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.

Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates—twice as many as the first edition—and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range.