By George C. Munro
Birds of Hawaii isn't really a drily medical textual content, even though it is obviously the made of medical remark and research. it truly is enlivened via Mr. Munro's eating excitement in his topic and via his creation of countless numbers of attention-grabbing sidelights from his lifetime pursuit of information bearing on it.
The e-book is split into 3 sections: "Native Birds", "Stray editions to the Hawaiian Islands" and "Imported Birds." every one chook is pointed out by way of its medical identify, its universal name(or names), and relating to local birds, by way of its Hawaiian identify. those designations are via an outline of the bird's crucial features, its habitat, its certain track or cry, and its behavior. The descriptions are more advantageous via shiny information from the author's personal event in staring at his subjects.
Twenty plates in complete colour, comprising illustrations of greater than a hundred and fifty diversified species of birds, including a variety of black and white photos, give you the reader with a simple potential for id of the birds defined.
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