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This page lists British Ornithologists' Club books that are not part of the BOU/BOC checklist series.

The books on this page are listed by publication date with the most recent at the top.


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The British Ornithologists' Club publishes a quarterly Bulletin.

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Systematic Notes On Asian Birds, 2010

Editor: David R. Wells

Occasional Publications Series No. 5

British Ornithologists' Club

2010

"After a 4-year publishing gap Systematic Notes on Asian Birds, focusing on the taxonomy and nomenclature of the birds of a broadly defined Oriental Realm, is here continued as a free-standing title of the British Ornithologists' Club (BOC), in association with the Trust for Oriental Ornithology (TOO). The scope and content remain in direct line of succession from the 20002006 TOO / Naturalis (Leiden) series."

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Recent Avian Extinctions

Editor: Guy M. Kirwan

Papers from a conference of this title organised by the British Ornithologists' Union, and supported by the British Ornithologists' Club and Linnaean Society of London, held at the Linnean Society of London offices, on 1 November 2004

Supplement to the Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club

British Ornithologists' Club

2006

From the introduction: "My aim therefore was to organise an international one-day symposium that reflected the present diverse and multi-disciplinary approach to avian research including natural extinction events, DNA, statistical analysis and evidence derived from morphological and historical studies."

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Why Museums Matter: Avian Archives In An Age Of Extinction

Editor: Nigel J. Collar, Clemency T. Fisher and Chris J. Feare

Papers from a conference of this title held at Green Park, Aston Clinton, and workshops at the Natural History Museum, Tring, 12-15 November 1999

Supplement to the Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club

British Ornithologists' Club

2003

From the introduction: "My desire to plan the conference 'Why Museums Matter: Avian Archives in an Age of Extinction and its associated workshop 'Increased Co-operation between Museum Bird Collections, especially in Europe' arose out of two interrelated facts which had become apparent to me in my role as collection manager of one of the world's largest bird collections. First, in an era of ever-rising threats to ever more bird species worldwide, it was increasingly important to improve cooperation between museums in collating and making available information about the bird specimen resources they look after. Second, such cooperation would most easily arise out of personal contact, but at the time no forum existed, at least within Europe, to facilitate the meeting and exchange of views among bird collection management staff."

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Type Specimens Of Bird Skins In The University Museum Of Zoology, Cambridge, UK

C.W. Benson

Occasional Publications Series No. 4

British Ornithologists' Club

1999

"Constantine ('Con') Benson, 1909-1982, was editor of the Bull. BOC 1968-1974, and the author of some 300 papers on ornithology. Invited to arrange and catalogue the bird collections in the University Museum at Cambridge, which includes the Swainson and Strickland collections, and appreciative of their historical importance, he completed a catalogue of the type material just before his death. The Introduction gives brief but valuable biographies of the authors of the types and, in the Catalogue, each entry is annotated giving the original name with full references, the modern name following Peters' Check-list, and a careful review of the status of the type, often with reference to accounts of type material in other collections. Also listed are taxa for which type status is not claimed, but which are of particular historical interest. A wealth of detail is to be found in the notes. The collections hold the only two known skins of the extinct Newton's Parakeet Psittacula exsul, and eight Geospiza and Camarhynchus skins collected in the Galapagos by Beagle crew member Henry Fuller and catalogued by Captain Fitzroy."

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Avian Egg-Shells: An Atlas Of Scanning Electron Micrographs

Dr Konstantin Mikhailov

Occasional Publications Series No. 3

British Ornithologists' Club

1997

"Here presented are the results of research on 220 species from 165 genera of non-passeriform birds and 8 genera of fossil birds, forming a representative sample of all modern and five extinct orders. After a description of basic eggshell structure there follows a photographic atlas of SEMs of eggshells, accompanied by explanations of their taxonomic significance. This is the first compilation of its kind and it sheds new light on the relationships between different non-passeriform groups which do not always follow current phylogenies based on DNA or other characters."

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Manuscripts and Drawings in the Ornithology and Rothschild Libraries of the Natural History Museum at Tring

Frances E. Warr

Occasional Publications Series No. 2

British Ornithologists' Club

1997

"The Ornithology and Rothschild Libraries of the Natural History Museum at Tring hold a unique collection of manuscripts and drawings, dating from the late 17th Century. The collection includes manuscripts of published and unpublished books and papers, field notes of travel in many parts of the world, notes on egg collections, drawings, watercolours and photographs. Published in association with the Museum, the catalogue will be of value to ornithologists, historians of natural history, and all those interested in the collections held at Tring."

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Extinct And Endangered Birds In The Collections Of The Natural History Museum

Alan Knox & Michael Walters

Occasional Publications Series No. 1

British Ornithologists' Club

1994

"This detailed catalogue gives the factual data for over 3000 specimens of extinct and endangered species from the collections of the Natural History Museum at Tring UK, including full label and register data for each specimen."

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Birds, Discovery and Conservation: 100 Years of the Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club

Editor: David Snow

Supplement to the Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club

British Ornithologists' Club

1992

"The British Ornithologists' Club was founded in 1892 and its 'Bulletin'" started publication at the same time. Over the years, the 'Bulletin' has had an important influence in the world of ornithology - particularly on its taxonomy. In a sample of 100 species that had, over the last hundred years, been recognised as new to science, it was discovered that 49 of them had first been announced in its pages. The 'Bulletin' is not just devoted to taxonomy - exploration, migration, ecology, behaviour, conservation, as well as the British list have all been covered in its pages. The purpose of this anthology is to give all birders a chance to savour some of the articles that have over the last hundred years appeared in its pages. Where appropriate, modern experts have added a commentary."

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