A Key to the Birds of Australia: With Their Geographical Distribution Robert Hall

ISBN: 9781331931058

Published: September 27th 2015

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A Key to the Birds of Australia: With Their Geographical Distribution  by  Robert Hall

A Key to the Birds of Australia: With Their Geographical Distribution by Robert Hall
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 220 pages | ISBN: 9781331931058 | 3.43 Mb

Excerpt from A Key to the Birds of Australia: With Their Geographical DistributionThe opportunity to publish a Key to the Birds of Australia is practically given in the catalogues of the British Museum dealing with the birds of the world,MoreExcerpt from A Key to the Birds of Australia: With Their Geographical DistributionThe opportunity to publish a Key to the Birds of Australia is practically given in the catalogues of the British Museum dealing with the birds of the world, commenced in 1872 and concluded in the present year.

The Key, comprising in each case a concise digest of the 770 species of birds found in Australia and Tasmania, is built principally upon these catalogues. Many descriptions are exactly reproduced, others are added to, and a portion is described from the authors collection.

The classification is almost wholly that of the British Museum, while the nomenclature is entirely so. Goulds and Ramsays names appear as synonyms in nearly all cases, and the most important vernaculars of late use are bracketed after each species.The systematic work done by Mr.

North, of the Australian Museum, has aided me in the digest of the Accipitres.The geographical distribution of our birds is here placed very much upon the plan of sub-regions defined by Professor Spencer in the Horn Expedition Report (Zool.), and it appears to me an appropriate one.I have consulted with advantage Dr. Ramsays Geographical Distribution of Australian Birds, in tabular form. The method of locating the birds adopted here differs from that in so far as subregions, and not colonies and towns, are used.

The appendix map indicates the Eyrean, Torresian, and Bassian sub-regions, as proposed by Professor Spencer, and these again are divided into nine areas. The Torresian embraces Ramsays Northern Territory towns and a portion of Carpentaria in 1- a portion of Carpentaria and North Queensland in 2- South Queensland, with the Richmond and Clarence Rivers, in 3.The Bassian sub-region welds the eastern parts of New South Wales and Victoria and Tasmania together - the first two as 4, and the last as 5.The Eyrean sub-region includes Central and Western Australia, and the northern and western parts of Victoria and the interior of New South Wales.

Dr. Ramsay unites Victoria with South Australia, but I find that the parts of Victoria and South Australia included in the Eyrean region constitute, so far as the avifauna is concerned, one area, designated 6- Central Australia forms area 7- North-West Australia forms area 8- and Western Australia forms area 9.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.

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