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Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks (Anatidae : Tachyeres) (Monograph / University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History)

Bradley C Livezey

Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks (Anatidae : Tachyeres) (Monograph / University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History)

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Published by Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anatidae,
  • Identification,
  • South America,
  • Steamer ducks

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11302392M
    ISBN 100893380423
    ISBN 109780893380427


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Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks (Anatidae : Tachyeres) (Monograph / University of Kansas, Museum of Natural History) by Bradley C Livezey Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Full text of "Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks (Anatidae: Tachyeres)" See other formats. The steamer ducks are a genus (Tachyeres) of ducks in the family memoriesbythesmile.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 memoriesbythesmile.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 memoriesbythesmile.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 Taxonomy and identification of steamer-ducks book 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 memoriesbythesmile.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.

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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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The three steamer ducks (genus Tachyeres) range through parts of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands. Criteria for separating adults of all three taxa are reviewed. The flightless forms feed and rear their young on the seacoast, whereas the Flying Steamer Ducks use mainly lakes or memoriesbythesmile.com by: Protein structure is genetically determined and tends to be phylogenetically more conservative than most other characters used in taxonomy.

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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. Howard the Duck started as a comic book character in and was made into a movie in The Disney film The Mighty Ducks, starring Emilio Estevez, chose the duck as the mascot for the fictional youth hockey team who are protagonists of the movie, based on the duck being described as a.

Anatidae is the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese and swans. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on all the world's continents except Antarctica and on most of the world's islands and island groups.

These are birds that are adapted through evolution for swimming, floating on the water surface, and in some cases diving in at least shallow water.

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What an incredible journey of a lifetime. The scenery was unbelievably spectacular. The birds were wonderful and included seven penguin species, Snow Petrel, many albatrosses including the most majestic of all, Wandering Albatross, along with the sleek, beautiful Light-mantled Albatross, and some rare, localised terrestrial birds such as South Georgia Pipit and Cobb’s Wren, and then of.

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Africa - Birds & Birding The steamer ducks are a genus (Tachyeres) of ducks in the family Anatidae. All 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.

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From the chance to see a Magellanic Woodpecker in its Andes slopes to the Chubut Steamer Ducks on its seashore, there are many great birding spots and many, many birds to see.I would like to share my knowledge about a few places near my hometown that have provided me.

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Storer received the Ph.D. degree from the University of California (Berkeley) in RECENT ORNITHOLOGICAL LITERATURE, No. Sponsored by the American Ornithologists' Union, the British Ornithologists' Union, and Birds Australia.

Caatinga Woodpecker - Normally, it has been considered a subspecies of the Rufous-headed Woodpecker, but an evaluation by the South American Classification Committee in resulted in it being recognized as a distinct species.

This was based on the differences in habitat, size and plumage, combined with the large distance between the ranges of the two species.

The first experimental ecology research of Argentina involving salt marsh plants and invertebrates was conducted ca. (Bortolus, ).Two decades later, new research integrating historical review, aerial photography, satellite images and regional-scale field surveys showed that marshes are in fact common along the Patagonian coast and deserve more attention (Bortolus,Bortolus, Cited by: 1.

Nov 08,  · However, Livezey had made a mistake, as Kaup named Netta innotso in later publications he switched things round, now sinking the. Aug 17,  · Journey to the center of the (birding) world August 17, The Falkland Islands stand boasts pictures of steamer ducks and penguins while tour operators from the Orkneys tout trips to see their northern counterparts (and they always have a dram of the local produce under the table for friendly faces).

An identification guide to the birds.Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

relations.It was a pleasant experience and productive from a birding standpoint. There were four Flying Steamer Ducks, Magellanic Oystercatchers, numerous Imperial Shags and several Humboldt Penguins out at sea.

We were told that the fee each way was pesos each but no one ever collected the money from us and we never did pay.