Thomas R. Howell's check-list of the birds of Nicaragua as of 1993

Between December 1951 and April 1967, Thomas R. Howell made 13 separate research trips to Nicaragua. The result was a collection of over 2,000 bird skins and at least 16 publications that form the backbone of Nicaraguan ornithology. In the late 1970s, Howell began working on a manuscript that was in...

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Corporate Author: American Ornithologists' Union
Other Authors: Howell, Thomas R. (Editor), Martínez-Sánchez, Juan C. (Editor), Will, Tom (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC American Ornithologists' Union 2010
Series:Ornithological Monographs
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Collection: BioOne Book Series - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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505 0 |a Abstract -- Historical review -- W.B. Richardson's collecting localities "Santa Cruz" and "Rio Coco" -- The check-list plan. Residential or seasonal status ; Geographic regions ; Habitat ; Abundance -- The check-list. Family Tinamidae ; Family Hydrobatidae ; Family Podicipedidae ; Family Sulidae ; Family Pelecanidae ; Family Phalacrocoracidae ; Family Anhingidae ; Family Fregatidae ; Family Ardeidae ; Family Threskiornithidae ; Family Ciconiidae ; Family Anatidae ; Family Cathartidae ; Family Accipitridae ; Family Falconidae ; Family Cracidae ; Family Phasianidae ; Family Rallidae ; Family Heliornithidae ; Family Eurypygidae ; Family Aramidae ; Family Burhinidae ; Family Charadriidae ; Family Recurvirostridae ; Family Jacanidae ; Family Scolopacidea ; Family Laridae ; Family Columbidae ; Family Psittacidae ; Family Cuculidae ; Family Tytonidae ; Family Strigidae ; Family Caprimulgidae ; Family Nyctibiidae ; Family Apodidae ; Family Trochilidae ; Family Trogonidae ; Family Momotidae ; Family Alcedinidae ; Family Bucconidae ; Family Galbulidae ; Family Ramphastidae ; Family Picidae ; Family Furnariidae ; Family Dendrocolaptidae ; Family Formicariidae ; Family Tyrannidae ; Family Cotingidae ; Family Pipridae ; Family Corvidae ; Family Hirundinidae ; Family Certhididae ; Family Cinclidae ; Family Troglodytidae ; Family Muscicapidae (Subfamily Sylviinae ; Subfamily Turdinae) ; Family Mimidae ; Family Bombycillidae ; Family Vireonidae (Subfamily Vireoninae ; Subfamily Vireolaniinae ; Subfamily Cyclarhinae) ; Family Emberizidae (Subfamily Parulinae ; Subfamily Coerebinae ; Subfamily Thraupinae ; Subfamily Cardinalinae ; Subfamily Emberizinae ; Subfamily Icterinae) ; Family Fringillidae (Subfamily Carduelinae) ; Family Passeridae. 
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520 |a Between December 1951 and April 1967, Thomas R. Howell made 13 separate research trips to Nicaragua. The result was a collection of over 2,000 bird skins and at least 16 publications that form the backbone of Nicaraguan ornithology. In the late 1970s, Howell began working on a manuscript that was intended to be his major contribution to the ornithology of the country. The first version of this "Check-list of the Birds of Nicaragua" was not ready until 1983, and many different typewritten versions circulated among a small but growing number of Nicaraguan biologists for the next two decades. Partly because of Howell's passion for detail and completeness, and finally because of his failing health in the late 1990s, the check-list was never published before his death in December 2004. This monograph remedies what had become a significant obstacle to further studies in the country by providing, in Howell's own words, a comprehensive background for subsequent explorations. It documents the 654 species (611 supported with specimen evidence) known to have occurred in Nicaragua as of 1993, the date of the last substantial revision of the manuscript, and also provides a rationale for anticipating another 44 species. The publication of this significant chapter in the history of Central American bird studies is offered both as a tribute to Tom Howell's enthusiasm and contributions and as a frame of reference and springboard for current and future ornithologists inspired to study the rich and still largely unexplored avifauna of Nicaragua.