Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World

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Yale University Press, 1990 - Nature - 1111 pages
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In this book, ornithologists Charles G. Sibley and Burt L. Monroe Jr, present descriptions of the geographic distributions, and comments about the species-level taxonomy, of the living birds of the world. The accounts of the 9672 species are arranged according to the classification developed by Sibley, Monroe, and Ahlquist. The authors provide new information on the distribution of each species; an appendix includes 24 maps and a gazetteer of the place names mentioned in the text.

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Pavo cristatus Linnaeus 1758. INDIAN PEAFOWL. [309.5.] Open forest edge, second growth. Lowlands to 2000 m of India (N to Indus r. and Himalayan foothills, W to Pakistan border, and E to Assam, Nagaland, Manipour and Mizoram) widely in many parts of world. (Common/Blue Peafowl). P.21

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