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Author Pratt, H. Douglas
Title The Hawaiian Honeycreepers : Drepanidinae
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
©2005
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Descript 1 online resource (393 pages)
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Series Bird Families of the World Ser
Bird Families of the World Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- List of colour plates -- List of abbreviations -- Plan of the book, names and terms -- Honeycreeper Topography -- Frequently mispronounced words of Hawaiian origin -- PART I: General chapters -- 1 The Hawaiian honeycreepers: evolutionary triumph and ecological tragedy -- 2 The honeycreepers' world -- 3 Discovery and research: historical perspectives -- 4 Origin and evolution -- 5 Classification -- 6 Form and function -- 7 Behaviour -- 8 Ecology and breeding biology -- 9 Diseases and parasites -- 10 Status, conservation, and the future -- PART II: Species accounts -- 11 Genus Melamprosops -- Po'o-uli -- Genus Paroreomyza -- O'ahu 'Alauahio -- Maui 'Alauahio -- Kākāwahie -- Genus Telespiza -- Laysan Finch -- Nihoa Finch -- Makawehi Finch -- Maui-Nui Finch -- Genus Loxioides -- Palila -- Genus Rhodacanthis -- Greater Koa-Finch -- Lesser Koa-Finch -- Genus Chloridops -- Kona Grosbeak -- Wahi Grosbeak -- King Kong Grosbeak -- Genus Psittirostra -- 'Ō'ū -- Genus Dysmorodrepanis -- Lāna'i Hookbill -- Genus Oreomystis -- 'Akikiki -- Hawai'i Creeper -- Genus Vangulifer -- Kiwi Shovelbill -- Pololei Shovelbill -- Genus Aidemedia -- Straight-billed Gaper -- Curve-billed Gaper -- Maui-nui Gaper -- Genus Loxops -- 'Ākepa -- 'Akeke'e -- Genus Magumma -- 'Anianiau -- Genus Hemignathus -- Subgenus Chlorodrepanis -- Kaua'i 'Amakihi -- O'ahu 'Amakihi -- Hawai'i 'Amakihi -- Subgenus Viridonia -- Greater 'Amakihi -- Subgenus Akialoa -- Kaua'i 'Akialoa -- O'ahu 'Akialoa -- Maui-nui 'Akialoa -- Lesser 'Akialoa -- Hoopoe-billed 'Akialoa -- Subgenus Hemignathus -- Kaua'i Nukupu'u -- O'ahu Nukupu'u -- Maui Nukupu'u -- 'Akiapōlā'au -- Genus Pseudonestor -- Maui Parrotbill -- Genus Himatione -- 'Apapane -- Laysan Honeycreeper -- Genus Palmeria -- 'Ākohekohe -- Genus Drepanis -- Hawai'i Mamo -- Black Mamo -- 'I'iwi -- Genus Ciridops -- 'Ula-'ai-hāwane
Kaua'i Palmcreeper -- GENERA INSERTAE SEDIS -- Genus Orthiospiza -- Mauka Grosbeak -- Genus Xestospiza -- Cone-billed Finch -- Ridge-billed Finch -- Appendix 1: Honeycreepers in Hawaiian material culture -- Appendix 2: Scientific names and families of plants mentioned in the text -- Appendix 3: Scientific names, families, and subfamilies of non-Hawaiian birds mentioned in the text -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I,J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U,V -- W -- X,Y,Z
This book is the most 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 adaptions to the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Pratt, H. Douglas The Hawaiian Honeycreepers : Drepanidinae Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2005 9780198546535
Subject Drepanididae
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Alt Author Jeffrey, Jack
Conant, Shelia
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