| 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
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.
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
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