Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition

Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition

by Thomas S. Schulenberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 069113023X

ISBN-13: 9780691130231

Pub. Date: 05/23/2010

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Birds of Peru is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse, neotropical landscape. It features every one of Peru's 1,817 bird species and shows the distinct plumages of each in 307 superb, high-quality color plates. Concise descriptions and color distribution maps are located opposite the plates, making this book much easier to use in

Overview

Birds of Peru is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse, neotropical landscape. It features every one of Peru's 1,817 bird species and shows the distinct plumages of each in 307 superb, high-quality color plates. Concise descriptions and color distribution maps are located opposite the plates, making this book much easier to use in the field than standard neotropical field guides. This fully revised paperback edition includes twenty-five additional species.

  • A comprehensive guide to all 1,817 species found in Peru—one fifth of the world's birds—with subspecies, sexes, age classes, and morphs fully illustrated
  • Designed especially for field use, with vivid descriptive information and helpful identification tips opposite color plates
  • Detailed species accounts, including a full-color distribution map
  • Includes 25 additional species not covered in the first edition
  • Features 3 entirely new plates and more than 25 additional illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691130231
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/23/2010
Series:
Princeton Field Guides Series
Edition description:
Revised and Updated
Pages:
664
Sales rank:
203,054
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 5.92(h) x 1.37(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Antonio Brack Egg 6
Preface 7
Acknowledgments 8
Introduction 12
How to Use This Book 12
Topography of Peru 18
Habitats of Peru 20
Glossary of Bird Topography 22
Molts and Plumages 26
Cautionary Note Regarding Seabird Identification 27
Conservation 27
Species Accounts 30
Vocal Credits 638
Vocal References 639
Artists' Credits 640
Index 641

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