A Monograph of the Petrels (order Tubinares)


WE welcome another instalment of the finely illustrated “monographs” in which ornithologists are gradually, if slowly, writing the history of the birds of the world. The latest of these monographs to be launched is founded on the synopsis of the order Tubinares, published by the late Mr. Salvin in the twenty-fifth volume of the “Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum.” It was Mr. Salvin's intention on the completion of that work to have issued a series of coloured illustrations representing all the species of petrels, shearwaters, fulmars, diving petrels, and albatrosses, which constitute the order Tubinares, and at the time of his death in 1897 many of the plates had been prepared. The present author has had the series of coloured plates completed, and he is now issuing them in the form of a monograph, adding such synonymy and accounts of the geographical distribution and habits of the species as Mr. Salvin originally intended, and bringing the work up to date.

A Monograph of the Petrels (order Tubinares).

Parts i., ii. and iii. By Dr. F. Du Cane Godman With hand-coloured plates. (London: Witherby and Co., 1908.) Price 2l. 5s. per part.

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A., O. A Monograph of the Petrels (order Tubinares) . Nature 78, 538 (1908) doi:10.1038/078538a0

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