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Title CRC handbook of avian body masses / edited by John B. Dunning, Jr
Edition 2nd ed
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (ix, 655 pages)
Contents Part I: Body Masses of Birds of the World / John B. Dunning, Jr. -- Part II: Body Masses and Composition of Migrant Birds in the Eastern United States / Eugene P. Odum -- Part III: Literature Cited -- Index
Summary "In 1992 the CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses broke new ground by providing a compilation of body masses for 6300 species, about two-thirds of the world's species. The handbook became the gold standard, cited in hundreds of scientific studies and a prominent fixture on the shelves of many ornithologists. Keeping the format that made the first edition so popular, the second edition features changes both in species coverage and the data quality." "The new edition compiles the results of new samples that have been published for many of the birds included in the first edition, and data found for about 2400 new species, increasing the coverage to over 8700 species, about 85% of the world's birds. The order of species and families has been revised in the text to fit with the latest publications in avian taxonomy and systematics. The second edition includes an accompanying CD-ROM with a searchable electronic database."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 603-642) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Birds -- Size -- Tables
Body size -- Tables
Body Size
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Anatomy & Physiology.
Birds -- Size
Body size
Genre/Form tables (documents)
Tables (Data)
Tables (Data)
Tables (Données)
Form Electronic book
Author Dunning, John B. (John Barnard)
ISBN 9781420064452