New Guinea, the largest tropical island, supports a spectacular
bird fauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons,
parrots, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as the iconic
birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Of the nearly 800 species of
birds recorded from New Guinea, more than 350 are found nowhere
else on Earth. This comprehensive annotated checklist of
distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of New... more...