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Birds, Discovery and Conservation

100 Years of the Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club
David William Snow(Herausgeber*in)
Pica Press
Erschienen am 17. September 1992
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Hardcover
208 Seiten
978-1-873403-15-0 (ISBN)
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The British Ornithologists' Club was founded in 1892 and its "Bulletin" started publication at the same time. Over the years, the "Bulletin" has had an important influence in the world of ornithology - particularly on its taxonomy. In a sample of 100 species that had, over the last hundred years, been recognised as new to science, it was discovered that 49 of them had first been announced in its pages. The "Bulletin" is not just devoted to taxonomy - exploration, migration, ecology, behaviour, conservation, as well as the British list have all been covered in its pages. The purpose of this anthology is to give all birders a chance to savour some of the articles that have over the last hundred years appeared in its pages. Where appropriate, modern experts have added a commentary.
 
The British Ornithologists' Club was founded in 1892 and its "Bulletin" started publication at the same time. Over the years, the "Bulletin" has had an important influence in the world of ornithology - particularly on its taxonomy. In a sample of 100 species that had, over the last hundred years, been recognised as new to science, it was discovered that 49 of them had first been announced in its pages. The "Bulletin" is not just devoted to taxonomy - exploration, migration, ecology, behaviour, conservation, as well as the British list have all been covered in its pages. The purpose of this anthology is to give all birders a chance to savour some of the articles that have over the last hundred years appeared in its pages. Where appropriate, modern experts have added a commentary.
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Englisch
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London
Großbritannien
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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colour illustrations, index
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978-1-873403-15-0 (9781873403150)
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Part 1 Geographical ornithology: ornithological exploration at the turn of the century; BOU expedition to Dutch New Guinea, 1910-11; expedition to southwestern Dutch New Guinea, 1912-13; expedition to Sikkim, 1930-31; expedition to the Sudan, 1939. Part 2 Discovery of new species and subspecies: Mikado Pheasant; Ribbon-tailed Bird of Paradise; Congo Peacock; Irish Coal Tit. Part 3 Migration: report on the first season's work, 1905; massive immigration of northern Finches in autumn of 1910; Eagle Clarke's "discovery" of Fair Isle; migration on the Chinese coast; migration at Ushant; influx of continental Jays into southern England; the Sooty Falcon "Falco concolor". Part 4 Ecology and Behaviour: goodfellow on the behaviour of Birds of Paradise; display of Snipe and Woodcock; the evolution of clutch-size; the severe winter of 1916-17; a severe gale; the watering of young Sandgrouse; nesting of the Fork-tailed Palm-swift; daily altitudinal movement of the White-collared Pigeon. Part 5 The cuckoo controversy. Part 6 Taxonomy, systematics and evolution: Stuart Baker on "The value of subspecies to the field naturalist"; taxonomy of the Robin; a review of some recent researches; in defence of the principle of the "First Reservoir". Part 7 The British List: first recorded breeding of the Slavonian Grebe in Britain; first recorded breeding of the Black-necked Grebe in England; British Willow Tit; Northern Willow Tit; Purple-headed Starlings in the British Isles; the Hastings rarities; the Black Woodpecker in Britain; assisted passage; introductions. Part 8 Conservation: protection of the Red Kite; egg-collecting; bird exploitation and conservation at home and abroad: Egret farms in India; the exportation of live birds from Africa; bird protection in Greenland; bird casualties on roads; controversial discussion.