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Cormorants, darters, and pelicans of the world

by Paul A. Johnsgard

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Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cormorants.,
  • Pelicans.,
  • Anhingidae.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-439) and index.

    StatementPaul A. Johnsgard.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL696.P4745 J64 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 445 p., [32] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages445
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1727784M
    ISBN 101560982160
    LC Control Number92031997

    Anhingas and cormorants are extremely similar as regards their body and leg skeletons. But unlike the cormorants, anhingas typically inhabit fresh water lakes, rivers, marshes, swamps, and are less often found near salt water. Anhingas have a more pointed bill than cormorants .   This week’s birds (six different families) are the Storks (pages –), the Frigatebirds (pages –), the Boobies and Gannets (pages –), the Cormorants (pages –), the Darters (pages –), and the Pelicans (pages –), .

    Paul A. Johnsgard has 59 books on Goodreads with ratings. Paul A. Johnsgard’s most popular book is Dragons and Unicorns: A Natural History. Cormorants, Darters, and Pelicans of the World by. Paul A. Johnsgard. avg rating — 2 ratings — published Want to The Quails, Partridges, And Francolins Of The World by.   Background. Great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo L.) show the highest known foraging yield for a marine predator and they are often perceived to be in conflict with human economic are generally regarded as visually-guided, pursuit-dive foragers, so it would be expected that cormorants have excellent vision much like aerial predators, such as hawks which detect and Cited by:

    Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens. Summary; Text account; Data table and detailed info; The Eskom Red Data Book of birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg. Cormorants, darters, and pelicans of the world. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington. Langrand, O. The Double-crested Cormorant is the most numerous and most widely distributed species of the 6 North American cormorants. In the U.S. and Canada, it is the only cormorant to occur in large numbers in the interior as well as on the coasts, and it is more frequently cited than the others as conflicting with human interests in fisheries.


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The first section of the book analyses comparative biology and second gives detailed accounts of individual species. cormorants darters and pelicans of the world by paul a johnsgard isbn from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders the white breasted cormorant phalacrocorax lucidus is much like the widespread great cormorant and if not a regional variant of the same species is at least very closely.

Birds in the order Pelecaniformes share biological traits such as feeding predominantly on fish and incubating only a limited clutch of eggs (one or two) by the transmission of heat from the foot webs.

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The Cape cormorant or Cape shag (Phalacrocorax capensis) is a bird endemic to the southwestern coasts of Africa. It breeds from Namibia south to southern Western Cape. In the nonbreeding season, it may be found as far north as the mouth of the Congo, and also extends up the east coast of South Africa as far as Mozambique.

In the s, the breeding population was estimated as over 1 million Class: Aves. Johnsgard, Paul. CORMORANTS, DARTERS, AND PELICANS OF THE WORLD. Washington and London,Smithsonian Institution Press, First American Edition. Thick quarto, pp, numerous maps and line drawings, 49 colour photographs.

First worldwide survey of cormorants, darters and pelicans including ecology, behaviour, distribution, plumage and morphology. The pelecaniformes are a large and important group of seabirds, containing many spectacular species. This book addresses the breeding biology of the six pelecaniform families, which comprise the closely-related core groups (pelicans, cormorants/shags, darters, gannets/boobies) and their more distant relatives, the frigate birds and tropic : J.

Bryan Nelson MBE. The Neotropic cormorant or olivaceous cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) is a medium-sized cormorant found throughout the American tropics and subtropics, from the middle Rio Grande and the Gulf and Californian coasts of the United States south through Mexico and Central America to southern South America, where it is called by the Indian name of biguá.

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Australian pelicans, cormorants and darters are beautiful waterbirds. Pelicans, cormorants and darters are a special group of Australian birds - they are members of seabird group that, despite being adapted to a life in marine habitat, have chosen to spend most of their life in freshwater.

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Anyone interested in the biology and ecology of this interesting group of Cited by: 1.The little pied cormorant, little shag or kawaupaka (Microcarbo melanoleucos) is a common Australasian waterbird, found around the coasts, islands, estuaries, and inland waters of Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and Indonesia, and around the islands of the south-western Pacific and the is a small short-billed cormorant usually black above and white below with a yellow bill Class: Aves.Oxford Bird Families of the World, Volume Identification and breeding biology.

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