Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Title

Gill, Brian. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand (fourth edition). 2010. Te Papa Press. Paperback: 501 pages. Price: about $73.00 U.S.(plus shipping).

SUMMARY: Greatly revised and expanded, the new edition of this highly respected guide is the must-have reference for birds in the New Zealand region – including Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica.
      Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand provides details of the nomenclature, taxonomy, classification, status, and distribution (current, historical, and fossil) of every known living and extinct species of New Zealand bird. For the first time, it also includes complete synonymies. More than fifty birds have been added to the new edition, along with thorough bibliographic references, updated maps, a list of Māori bird names, and a full index. It can be ordered here: http://www.tepapastore.co.nz/shop_info.asp?page=1¤cy=NZD&language=english&productid=1012635&productname=Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for anyone interested in the birds of New Zealand!

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  1. Brian Gill's fascinating new compendium allows the dinosaurologist a useful guide to post-K/Pg theropod dinosaur history in New Zealand, especially Trevor Worthy's brilliant revisions of Moa ecomorphologies and nomenclature.
    Stephan Pickering / Chofetz Chayim ben-Avraham
    Jewish Dinosaurologist
    The Dinosaur Fractals Project

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