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Guide to the birds of Fiji and Western Polynesia (book review)

Recher, H.F. (2003) Guide to the birds of Fiji and Western Polynesia (book review). Pacific Conservation Biology, 9 (3). p. 234.

Link to Published Version: http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/PC030234.htm
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Abstract

FEW taxa have suffered at the expansion of humanity to the extent of the birds of Pacific Islands. Of the 130 or so birds to become extinct as a consequence of European exploration and colonization of the Pacific, most were island birds and most were flightless rails. Not so well understood is the scale of extinctions that accompanied pre-European colonization of the Pacific islands. Only now is the paleontological record revealing the richness of the lost Pacific avifauna much of which can be put on a par with the loss of moas from New Zealand and the Dodo Raphus cucullatus from Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

Publication Type: Non-refereed Article
Publisher: Surrey Beatty & Sons
Copyright: © Surrey Beatty & Sons
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/27148
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