Studies of Mascarene Island Birds

Studies of Mascarene Island Birds

by Anthony William Diamond
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521113318

ISBN-13: 9780521113311

Pub. Date: 06/18/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

First published in 1987, this volume presents the scientific results of an expedition, promoted by the British Ornithologists' Union, to study the endangered birds of the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean. This group of islands is of unique importance to bird conservation and is perhaps best known as the last home of the famous dodo. Thirty endemic species of

Overview

First published in 1987, this volume presents the scientific results of an expedition, promoted by the British Ornithologists' Union, to study the endangered birds of the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean. This group of islands is of unique importance to bird conservation and is perhaps best known as the last home of the famous dodo. Thirty endemic species of birds are already extinct and the populations of several others are now so small as to be of doubtful validity. The data presented here will enable the appropriate government departments and conservation bodies to proceed on the basis of a sound knowledge of the needs of the threatened birds, and it is hoped that the survival of at least a proportion of the unique wildlife of this island group can be ensured. Studies of Mascarene Island Birds will also provide the keen amateur ornithologist with a serious interest in conservation with a direct appreciation of field work aimed at protecting rate species in their natural habitat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521113311
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/18/2009
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction A. W. Diamond and A. S. Cheke; Part I. The Native Avifauna of the Mascarene Islands: 1. An ecological history of the Mascarene Islands, with particular reference to extinctions and introductions of land vertebrates A. S. Cheke; 2. The fossil record G. S. Cowles; 3. Vocalisations of the endemic land-birds of the Mascarene Islands J. F. M. Horne; Part II. The Surviving Native Birds of Mauritius: 4. The ecology of the small land-birds of Mauritius A. S. Cheke; 5. The larger land-birds of Mauritius C. G. Jones; Part III. The Surviving Native Birds of Réunion and Rodrigues: 6. the ecology of the surviving native land-birds of Réunion A. S. Cheke; 7. Notes on the nesting of Procellariformes in Réunion C. Jouanin; 8. Observations on the surviving endemic birds of Rodrigues A. S. Clarke; Part IV. Measurements and Weights: 9. Measurements and weights of the surviving endemic birds of the Mascarenes and their eggs A. S. Cheke and C. G. Jones; References; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >