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The Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Field / Identification GuideFlora / Fauna

Series: Bird Families of the World Volume: 10

By: HD Pratt

342 pages, 9 col plates, 130 b/w photos, 20 line illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | May 2005 | #127576 | ISBN: 019854653X
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NHBS Price: £135.00 $172/€161 approx

About this book

Up-to-date work on Honeycreepers, covering the life history, relationships, and biology of the birds. The Honeycreepers, with their bright colouration and canary-like songs, are famed for their unique evolutionary history as a geographically isolated group that has undergone a spectacular burst of adaptations to the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago. As with other volumes in the series, the work is divided into two main sections. Part 1 is an overview of the Hawaiian Honeycreeper evolution and natural history, whilst Part 2 comprises accounts of each species.


Foreword; Acknowledgments; List of colour plates; List of abbreviations; Preface; Plan of the book; Frequently mispronounced words of Hawaiian origin; 1. Meet the Hawaiian Honeycreepers; 2. The honeycreepers' world; 3. Discovery and research: a historical review; 4. Origin and Evolution; 5. Classification; 6. The physical honeycreeper: Form, colour, and function; 7. Behaviour; 8. Ecology; 9. Diseases and parasites; 10. Status, conservation, and the future; GENERA AND SPECIES ACCOUNTS; Part II comprises of 20 honeycreeper species, further details available on request; HONEYCREEPERS IN HAWAIIAN MATERIAL CULTURE; SCIENTIFIC NAMES AND FAMILIES OF PLANTS MENTIONED IN THE TEXT; SCIENTIFIC NAMES AND FAMILIES OF NON-HAWAIIAN BIRDS MENTIONED IN THE TEXT; Bibliography; Index

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