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Australian Birds, Pardalotes Taxonomic and Natural History

Art / Photobook Monograph
By: Maurizio Perini(Author), Luca Milione(Illustrator)
167 pages, colour illustrations
Publisher: theOLIVA
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The first monograph about the birds belonging to the genus Pardalotus. The four species, endemic to the Australian continent, are extensively treated in 167 pages and the book is illustrated with hundred original artworks.


Taxonomic History
8  Timeline
10  From genus Pipra to Pardalotidae family
10  1783. Striped-headed Manakin by J. Latham
11  Striped-headed Manakin illustrations
12  1789. Systema Naturae, 13th edition by J. F. Gmelin
14  1792. G. K. Shaw names and describes the second pardalote
15  1805. A. G. Desmarest doubts that pardalotes belong to Manakins
16  1806. A new concept appears in the classification, the Family
16  1815. C. S. Rafinesque proposes a universal classification
18  1816. A French ornithologist called Vieillot
20  1822. Volume 25 of the Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles is published
20  1825. An unlikely African pardalote, Pardalotus africanus Leadbeater, 1829
22  1826. C. J. Temminck names four new pardalotes
26  1826. J.F. Stephens names Pardalotus australis
27  1826. Pardalotus gularis by J.F. Stephens
28  1828. R. P. Lesson's first project for the classification of birds
28  1830. R. P. Lesson names Pardalotus pipra
30  1831. Lesson moves the genus Pardalotus into Mésanges family
30  1831. Pardalotus cristatus moves to genus Calyptura
32  1836. Charles Darwin and H.M.S. Beagle in Australia
34  1837. John Gould, the bird man
40  1839. John Gould meets Benjamin Bynoe in Sidney
44  1842. Pardalotus luctuosus by J.B.Hombron & H. Jacquinot
45  1842. Innovative ideas by E. Strickland
46  1843. Müller describe Pardalotus obsoletus
48  1849. Pardalotes' classification by G. E. Gray
50  1866. Yellow-backed diamond bird, a matter of priority
56  1874. The genus Pardalotus is moved to the Dicaeidae family
56  1878. Pardalotus assimilis by E. P. Ramsay
58  1885. Sharpe describes his Dicaeidae family
60  1899. Pardalotus gracilis by R. Hall
62  1909. Campbell named a new pardalote sp. from North-Western Australia
63  1911. The first field guide on Australian Birds by J.A. Leach
64  1912-24. G.M. Mathews' pardalotes
74  1926. The 2nd edition of the Official Checklist of the Birds of Australia is printed
76  1946. "Revision of the Striped-crowned Pardalotes" by Hindwood & Mayr
79  The concept of sibling species
80  1947. Rapid evolutionary change of bill shape in the Dicaeidae
82  1961. F. Salomonsen publishes Notes on Flowerpeckers
86  1978. P. Slater publishes the book Rare and Vanishing Australian Birds

Pardalotes' taxonomy
88  Pardalotidae family
90  Genus Pardalotus
91  Evolutionary relationship among pardalotes
92  Species, subspecies and synonyms

Pardalote body topography
96  Head
97  Upperwing and Body

Forty-spotted pardalote
98  Pardalotus quadragintus
100  Geneal notes
100  Habitat
102  Edworthy's researches on this threatened species

Spotted pardalote
108  Pardalotus punctatus
108  General notes
112  Male and female, differences in coloration
114  Intraspecific variability
116  Young and immature birds
118  P. p. militaris and P. p. xanthopyge

Striated pardalote
120  Pardalotus striatus
120  General notes
122  Striated pardalote, one, two or more species ?
124  Streaked-headed group
129  Male and female
130  Black-headed group

Red-browed pardalote
134  Pardalotus rubricatus  
134  Distribution
136  Habitat
136  Red-browed pardalote and its closest relatives
138  Food
138  Breeding behaviour

Natural history
142  Nest
148  Food
152  Voice
154  Behaviour


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Art / Photobook Monograph
By: Maurizio Perini(Author), Luca Milione(Illustrator)
167 pages, colour illustrations
Publisher: theOLIVA
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