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Birds: Images of Hawaii's Feathered Heritage
     

Birds: Images of Hawaii's Feathered Heritage

by H. Douglas Pratt, Jacob Faust (Photographer), Tom Dove (Photographer)
 
Like its people, Hawai'i's avifauna represents a heritage of successive immigration. The first birds to make the young volcanic islands their home were seabirds such as boobies, albatrosses, and terns. Eventually, migratory shorebirds and waterfowl that nest in the arctic began to spend their winters in Hawai'i. Later as the islands matured and developed forest

Overview

Like its people, Hawai'i's avifauna represents a heritage of successive immigration. The first birds to make the young volcanic islands their home were seabirds such as boobies, albatrosses, and terns. Eventually, migratory shorebirds and waterfowl that nest in the arctic began to spend their winters in Hawai'i. Later as the islands matured and developed forest habitats, land and freshwater birds from North America, Asia, and Australasia became permanent residents. In the isolation of the mid-Pacific, these ancient colonists settled and evolved into new species unique to Hawai'i. Birds: Images of Hawaii's Feathered Heritage showcases 48 full-color images of Hawai'i's unique birds such as the Nene, Apapane, Palila, Pueo, Iwa, and Elepaio.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566477956
Publisher:
Mutual Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
435,997
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. H. Douglas Pratt, ornithologist, writer, photographer and world renowned illustrator has led bird and natural history tours in Hawai'i for over twenty-five years. He is currently the research curator of birds at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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