3 edition of Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks (Anatidae found in the catalog.
|Statement||Bradley C. Livezey and Philip S. Humphrey.|
|Series||Monograph / University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History -- no. 8, Monograph of the Museum of Natural History, the University of Kansas -- no. 8.|
|Contributions||Humphrey, Philip Strong, 1926-, University of Kansas. Museum of Natural History.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ii, 125 p.,  leaf of plates :|
|Number of Pages||125|
Taschenbuch der vorzüglichsten stubenvögel Deutschlands, enthaltend: die wartung, fütterung, lebensweise und behandlung derselben bei krankheiten, nebst einer naturhistorischen beschreibung der singvögel, welche der merkmale der gattungen und die genauen kennzeichen aller arten derselben enthält, so dass der liebhaber beim ankauf niemals getäuscht werden kann. Aix is a bird genus that contains two species of ducks: the wood duck, and the Mandarin duck. Aix is an Ancient Greek word used by Aristotle to refer to an unknown diving bird. — Taxonomy — The genus belongs to the family Anatidae in the waterfowl order.
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The steamer ducks are a genus (Tachyeres) of ducks in the family virtuosobs.com of the four species occur at the southern cone of South America in Chile and Argentina, and all except the flying steamer duck are flightless; even this one species capable of flight rarely takes to the air.
The genus name Tachyeres, "having fast oars" or "fast rower", comes from Ancient Greek ταχυ- "fast Class: Aves. Sep 17, · Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks (Anatidae: Tachyeres) Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks (Anatidae: Tachyeres) by Livezey, This book is available with additional data at Biodiversity Heritage Library.
See also WorldCat (this item) Pages: Bradley Curtis Livezey (June 15, – February 8, ) was an American ornithologist with scores of publications. His main research included the evolution of flightless birds, the systematics of birds, and the ecology and behaviour of steamer ducks.
Steamer duck, (genus Tachyeres), any of four species of heavily built, big-billed sea ducks of southernmost South America and the Falkland Islands.
The bird is named for its habit of running across the water with wings thrashing like a paddle-wheel steamboat. Of the four species, T. pteneres, T. Duck is the common name for numerous species in the waterfowl family Anatidae which also includes swans and virtuosobs.com are divided among several subfamilies in the family Anatidae; they do not represent a monophyletic group (the group of all descendants of a single common ancestral species) but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered virtuosobs.com: Aves.
Comentarios bibliográficos (Collar et al.: Threatened birds of the Americas: the ICBP/lUCN Red Data Book, Tickell: An atlas of Southern Hemisphere albatrosses, Livezey y Humphrey: Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks)Author: Manuel Nores. ic treatment of the steamer-ducks.
Their presentation of synonymies and identification keys will clarify greatly the situation in this confusing genus of ducks.
As they state in the Introduction, the existence of one single summary of species limits, taxonomy, key char. "There are species of ducks in the world, but many of them are threatened by both pollution and disappearance of their natural habitat.
This book contains colour photographs of each species, an identification guide, and maps showing distribution, as well as details of. Oct 16, · Tachyeres (Steamer Ducks) is a genus of ducks in the bird family Anatidae.
All of the four species occur in South America, and all except T. patachonicus are flightless; even this one species capable of flight rarely takes to the air. Duck, any of various species of relatively small, short-necked, large-billed waterfowl. The wild mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is thought to be the ancestor of all domestic ducks, and it has undergone numerous crossbreedings and mutations since it was first domesticated.
The bird collection in the Yale Peabody Museum’s Division of Vertebrate Zoology is among the most comprehensive in North America, with international and historic significance in several areas. The Yale Peabody Museum’s collections are available to legitimate researchers for scholarly use.
Steamer Ducks are large, heavy, aggressive, diving ducks found in the coastal waters of South America and the Falkland Islands. They are reluctant fliers with spurs bare of feathers at the angle of the wing and are thought to be closely related to the Shelducks.
They eat. The other 25% of the air goes directly into the lungs. When the bird exhales, the used air flows out of the lungs and the stored fresh air from the posterior air sac is simultaneously forced into the lungs. Thus, a bird's lungs receive a constant supply of fresh air during both inhalation and virtuosobs.com: Ornithurae.
Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks (Anatidae: Tachyeres) Museum of Natural History Monographs 8 Comparative studies on the behaviour of the Anatidae Jan Author: George Sangster. Since the publication of my Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World hundreds if not thousands of publications on the Anatidae have appeared, making a comprehensive literature supplement and text updating impossible.
Janet Kear’s () survey of the waterfowl family Anatidae and closely related screamers of the family Anhimidae included more than 3, references, of which a significant.
The taxonomy of rails has traditionally been based on morphology, and convergent evolution has caused many cases of misclassification. Steamer ducks (Tachyeres) comprise four species, three of. Storer, R. Type specimens of birds in the collections of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.
Misc. Publ. Museum of Zoology Univ. Michigan Storer, R. Variation in the common loon (Gavia immer). In: Papers from the conference on common loon research and management (ed.
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The slightest hint of another Steamer Duck or intruder will cause the ducks to fling into action. Now I am not talking about a normal bird fight here.
Most waterfowl will huff and puff and try to scare off their intruder. The Falkland Steamer Duck actually walks the walk and will engage in a fierce battle where bloodshed often occurs.The taxonomy of these interesting owls remains of considerable interest, and also remains confusing; for example, in some recent references the name Megascops centralis is used for what here is called Megascops guatemalae vermiculatus.
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