2013, English, Book, Illustrated edition: The woodhen : a flightless island bird defying extinction / Clifford B. Frith. Frith, Clifford B.

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The Woodhen : a flightless island bird defying extinction / Clifford B. Frith
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/191184112
Physical Description
  • xiv, 225 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • xiv, 225 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages ) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color.
  • xiv, 225 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Published
  • Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, c2013.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • The woodhen : a flightless island bird defying extinction /​ Clifford B. Frith.
Also Titled
  • Flightless island bird defying extinction.
Author
  • Frith, Clifford B.
Other Authors
  • CSIRO
  • Ebooks Corporation
Published
  • Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, c2013.
Copyright
  • ©2013
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
  • online resource
Physical Description
  • xiv, 225 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • xiv, 225 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages ) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color.
  • xiv, 225 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Part Of
  • EBL
Subjects
Target Audience
  • Adult
Summary
  • Tells the fascinating success story of saving the flightless Woodhen of Lord Howe Island. This unique large rail, an iconic and highly endangered Australian bird, was at the very brink of extinction with just 15 individuals found in 1980, when bold and risky actions were taken to save it.
Contents
  • Discovery of Lord Howe Island and its nature
  • Origins of Lord Howe Island and its wildlife
  • Rails, the woodhen and its origins
  • Evolution and extinction of flightless rails
  • Early knowledge of the woodhen, its demise and causes
  • Assessing the post 1930s woodhen population
  • Planning and implementation of woodhen management
  • The revived woodhen population
  • Woodhen ecology and behaviour
  • Woodhen breeding biology
  • The future of the woodhen
  • Appendix 1. Results of the Woodhen Captive Breeding Programme
  • Appendix 2. Comprehensive bird list for the Lord Howe Island group
  • Appendix 3. The nomenclatural history of the woodhen
  • Appendix 4. Some bird species saved from likely extinction
  • Appendix 5. Scientific names of plants and animals not in the text and some words defined in order appearing within chapters.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-212) and index.
  • Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Access Conditions
  • Restricted to authenticated Macquarie University users.
Other Form
  • Original 9780643108707 064310870X
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 064310870X (hbk)
  • 0643108718 (electronic bk.)
  • 9780643108714 (electronic bk.) :
  • 9780643108707 (hbk.)
Dewey Number
  • 598.6 FRIT
  • 598.6099481
Standard Number
  • 99954763988
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