Today, 571 bird species are classified as critically endangered or endangered, and a further four now exist only in captivity. The 3 major threats to this species are drainage and hydroelectric development, which disturbs their braded river beds, predators such as cats, ferrets and stoats and hybridization with the closely related Australian Pied Stilt. Offers a showcase of struggling birds globally--but each shot through a lens that celebrates their diversity, vibrance, elegance, and enthusiastic displays. How sad, though, that such a work of beauty details a story that can only be described as the tragic failure of mankind. Averi is a writer and traveler who enjoys learning about new cultures and languages. .
It is husky and the heaviest parrot, weighing 4. It is a book that is a joy to have--but a shame that it needs to exist. The population now numbers only 1,700 mature individuals and is continuing to decrease due to the loss and degradation of wetlands through conversion to agriculture and industrial development. Unfortunately, it is not a particularly joyful read for it is disturbing to find not only Velvet Scoter but also such species as Egyptian Vulture within its pages. The book is very modestly priced and is likely to become a convenient and standard source of information for birders, students, conservationists and professional ornithologists.
The research that has gone into producing this book must have been immense. Nowadays, between 250 and 1,000 birds remain, and there are strong conservation measures in place to try to keep this bird from disappearing altogether. It is threatened by habitat loss on this island as it lives in various types of forests and shrubland. Instead of numbers on a chart, it allows us to see Cuba's Zapata Wren, Kenya's Taita Thrush, South America's Yellow Cardinal, and other species as birds worth caring about. Most people will never see an Australian night parrot, a Floreana mockingbird, or a Jamaican pauraque. But yes, if it's a reference volume you want, I suppose this could fill a niche.
This illustrated book vividly depicts the most endangered birds in the world and provides the latest information on the threats each species faces and the measures being taken to save them. Today, 571 bird species are classified as critically endangered or endangered, and a further four now exist on. Most people will never see an Australian night parrot, a Floreana mockingbird, or a Jamaican pauraque. The early section discusses diversity and distribution, the Endemic Bird Areas and Important Bird Areas, plus the general interface between birds and humans. It is loaded with nice photos, tables and maps.
It also showcases paintings by acclaimed wildlife artist Tomasz Cofta of the 75 species for which no photos are known to exist. It was published by Princeton University Press and has a total of 360 pages in the book. How sad though that such a work of beauty describes a story that can only be described as a tragic failure by mankind. This landmark book features stunning photographs of 500 of these species — the results of a prestigious international photographic competition organized specifically for The World's Rarest Birds. It is a small falcon with a long tail and short wingspan of about 1. A must have for all bird lovers! This book is an inexpensive way for birders and general readers to travel the world to see the rare and endangered. I found each visit to these beautifully presented pages unearthed more gems and yet more extraordinary insights into our most threatened birdlife.
I'm very glad to have it, but at the same time saddened that it has to exist at all. However, there lies the point of this book. The wings are brown with a reddish-brown and broad tail. It is a beautiful production and the birds are alluring indeed but their possibly brief tenure on this planet provides ample cause for despair. It belongs on the table--not the shelf--of anyone who cares about birds.
This book is value for your money in the extreme. In total, 650 species are featured and the volume harnessed the work of 321 photographers from around the world. The bird's numbers are expected to plummet by 97 percent over the next 14 years, according to BirdLife International. Most birders will head straight to these chapters, and it is impossible not to start keeping a score of how many you have seen. Its 350 pages are packed with stunning images and loaded with facts to inspire us all to do more to protect our wild birds and the wild places they live. Having so many fantastic photos to choose from has enabled us to present the most complete collection of photographs of the most threatened birds ever published.
A further 76 species for which there are no recent photographs are shown in paintings by the Polish artist Tomasz Cofta. Today, 590 bird species are classified as Endangered or Critically Endangered, or now only exist in captivity. It is a beautiful production and the birds are alluring indeed but their possibly brief tenure on this planet provides ample cause for despair. Most people will never see an Australian night parrot, a Floreana mockingbird, or a Jamaican pauraque. The 'coffee table' format belies the extraordinary amount of research and the sheer volume of information presented.
Each of the major threats is described and those birds most at risk are outlined. This one-of-a-kind book also provides coverage of 62 data-deficient species. The small parrot breeds only in southwestern Tasmania see map and migrates to southeastern Australia in the winter, where agriculture and development are crowding out its habitat. My only complaint was that I wish each picture could be larger. A regional library of references will suddenly have high octane information on some of the least known species. And the illustrations of those birds for which no decent photographs exist, by Tomasz Cofta, are excellent too.
The World's Rarest Birds deserves that wider audience and I sincerely hope it reaches them; otherwise we may need to produce another and more desperate volume in a short number of years. Each section includes an illustrated directory to the bird species under threat there, and gives a concise description of distribution, status, population, key threats, and conservation needs. There are now 197 Critically Endangered species - the rarest of the rare, and these are the ones that are likely to become extinct in our lifetime unless urgent action is taken to conserve them. The authors have produced a reference book of outstanding quality. I found these particularly fascinating.