A152 - Birds
This is an especially important poster because it
presents the new Sibley-Ahlquist bird classification system.
Based on recent DNA studies, it uses cladistics to
reconstruct the evolutionary family tree, making the
traditional system obsolete. This new system has been widely
accepted by North American ornithologists.
This is a truly beautiful poster, one that will be greatly
appreciated by bird-lovers. It will certainly enhance the
decor of their home or office. It uses the same graphic
design as Mammals, making the two posters a matched
set. It presents information that has even greatest value.
It explores all the bird orders, introducing them by the
common name of the species, followed by the name of the
order. It explains all of the classification changes,
order-by-order. Representative species are shown and
identified by both common and scientific name.
This information has never before been published in such a
concise and convenient form, making this poster an essential
reference to anyone seriously interested in birds.
Great care went into selecting the species that are shown.
The primary goal was to show representative species from
each order. Within that context, we have tried to show North
American birds and other birds familiar to the reader.
Selected species include the American Bald Eagle, the
Canadian Goose, pet parakeet and cockatiel, robin, mallard
duck, roadrunner, turkey and pigeon. A few of the
illustrations are shown below.