Oceanic Birds of the World
Steve N. G. Howell, Kirk Zufelt
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Ratgeber / Natur
A state-of-the-art photographic field guide to the world's oceanic birds
Oceanic birds are among the most remarkable but least known of all birds, living at sea, far from the sight of most people. They offer unusual identification challenges—many species look similar and it can be difficult to get good views of fast-flying birds from a moving boat. The first field guide to the world's oceanic birds in more than two decades, this exciting and authoritative book draws on decades of firsthand experience on the open seas. It features clear text filled with original insights and new information and more than 2,200 carefully chosen color images that bring the ocean and its remarkable winged inhabitants to life. Never before have oceanic birds been presented in such an accessible and comprehensive way.
The introduction discusses the many recent developments in seabird taxonomy, which are incorporated into the species accounts, and these accounts are arranged into groups that aid field identification. Each group and species complex has an introductory overview of its identification challenges, illustrated with clear comparative photos. The text describes flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, migration routes, and many other features.
The result is an indispensable guide for exploring birding's last great frontier.
- A comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible guide to oceanic birds
- Covers more than 270 species
- Includes more than 2,200 color photos with concise captions noting key features
- Features careful species comparisons, overviews of the latest taxonomy, tips on how to observe and ID birds at sea, and much more
Little shearwater, Great albatross, Short-tailed shearwater, King penguin, Barolo shearwater, Flying fish, Seabird, Australasian gannet, Salvin's albatross, Fluttering shearwater, Frigatebird, Pacific Ocean, Kerguelen petrel, Tahiti petrel, Trindade petrel, Townsend's shearwater, Rockhopper penguin, Broad-winged hawk, Ivory gull, Spectacled petrel, Penguin, Newell's shearwater, Tropical shearwater, Great frigatebird, White-necked petrel, Amsterdam albatross, Bird, Atlantic puffin, Wedge-tailed shearwater, Plumage, Yelkouan shearwater, Auk, Audubon's shearwater, Sabine's gull, Balearic shearwater, Gadfly petrel, Indian Ocean, Oceanites, Southern Ocean, Cape gannet, Herald petrel, Magnificent frigatebird, South polar skua, Manx shearwater, Tasman Sea, South Georgia diving petrel, Galapagos penguin, Southern giant petrel, Banded penguin, Tropicbird, BirdLife International, Gull, Ascension frigatebird, Great-winged petrel, Shy albatross, Shearwater, Gentoo penguin, Antarctic petrel, Southern royal albatross, Beck's petrel, Chinstrap penguin, Hawaiian petrel, Sooty shearwater, Christmas frigatebird, Sooty albatross, Chatham albatross, Crested penguin, White-flippered penguin, Henderson petrel, Campbell albatross, Moulting, Bermuda petrel, Bird nest, Northern rockhopper penguin, Buller's shearwater, Northern royal albatross, Broad-billed prion, Skua, Fiji petrel, Fea's petrel, Marine biology, African penguin, Westland petrel, Antarctic prion, Buller's albatross, Southern rockhopper penguin, Atlantic petrel, Albatross, Blue petrel, Eastern rockhopper penguin, Humboldt penguin, Black-footed albatross, Northern giant petrel, Wandering albatross, Magellanic penguin, Collared petrel, Lesser frigatebird, Tristan albatross, Flight feather, Zino's petrel