Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica:

Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica:

by Martin R. de la Pena, Maurice Rumboll, Aldo A. Chiappe, Jorge R. Mata
     
 

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South America, though home to about one-third of the world's bird species and twice as many endemic families of birds as any other continent, has the world's sparsest population of birdwatchers. Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica illustrates and describes all the known species—more than 1,000 of them—in a vast swath of this

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South America, though home to about one-third of the world's bird species and twice as many endemic families of birds as any other continent, has the world's sparsest population of birdwatchers. Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica illustrates and describes all the known species—more than 1,000 of them—in a vast swath of this underexplored birder's paradise, from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil, and Uruguay to parts of Antarctica. Just some of the birds it covers are teals, tinamous, chachalacas, conebills, cuckoos, macaws, parakeets, parrots, penguins, nightjars, hummingbirds, ovenbirds, tyrants, and tanagers. The habitats range from torrid rainforests and cloudforests to grasslands, the world's driest desert, second highest mountain range, and ice caps.

The 97 color plates depict each species' male in breeding plumage, with the female and young often shown as well. On the facing page are concise textual descriptions of each species, highlighting not only salient physical features and behavioral patterns but the calls or songs of each. Casual birders and ornithologists contemplating a journey to the region, or simply interested in a one-volume overview of its bird life, will not want to miss this book.

Editorial Reviews

Auk
[A]n outstanding field guide that covers a vast geographic area and includes a wealth of information for more than 1,100 species of birds. . . . It should be purchased by anybody interested in the birds of southern South America.
— Floyd E. Hayes
Auk - Floyd E. Hayes
[A]n outstanding field guide that covers a vast geographic area and includes a wealth of information for more than 1,100 species of birds. . . . It should be purchased by anybody interested in the birds of southern South America.
From the Publisher
"[A]n outstanding field guide that covers a vast geographic area and includes a wealth of information for more than 1,100 species of birds. . . . It should be purchased by anybody interested in the birds of southern South America."—Floyd E. Hayes, Auk

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691090351
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/16/2001
Series:
Princeton Illustrated Checklists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
555,690
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.85(d)

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