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Birds of Venezuela [NOOK Book]

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Venezuela has an immensely rich bird fauna, with 1,381 known species, many of them found nowhere else in the world. This spectacularly illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide brings together under one cover much of what is known about these species. Its users can identify all the birds in this vast country, from the Caribbean coast in the north to the Amazonian jungles in the south, from the Andes in the west to the Gran Sabana plateau in the east.

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Overview

Venezuela has an immensely rich bird fauna, with 1,381 known species, many of them found nowhere else in the world. This spectacularly illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide brings together under one cover much of what is known about these species. Its users can identify all the birds in this vast country, from the Caribbean coast in the north to the Amazonian jungles in the south, from the Andes in the west to the Gran Sabana plateau in the east.

With a completely new text by Steven Hilty, Birds of Venezuela is a greatly expanded and thoroughly reformatted successor to the pioneering Guide to the Birds of Venezuela (Princeton,1978). It includes sixty-seven beautiful color and black-and-white plates, most by the well-known artists John Gwynne and Guy Tudor, as well as numerous line drawings. The plates and drawings together--almost half of them never before published--depict most of Venezuela's bird species. Introductory chapters cover physical geography, climate, biogeography, vegetation and habitats, conservation, migration, and the history of ornithology in Venezuela. A gallery of forty-four stunning color habitat photos and color habitat and relief maps complete the opening section.

Detailed range maps plot collection localities and sight records--a unique feature--for almost all species. Plumage descriptions are provided for each bird, as is extensive information on voice, behavior, and status. More than 800 bibliographic entries accompany the text, making this book an invaluable and broad-based reference to the avifauna of not only Venezuela but much of northern South America. Treating nearly 40 percent of the continent's bird species, Birds of Venezuela is the definitive resource for all birders with an eager eye on this splendorous country and the surrounding region.

  • The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and best illustrated guide to the birds of Venezuela
  • Covers all 1,381 known species and their subspecies from the Caribbean coast to the jungles of the Amazon, from the Andes to the Gran Sabana plateau--nearly 40 percent of all bird species in South America
  • Completely new text accompanied by more than 800 bibliographic entries
  • Strikingly illustrated with 67 color and black & white plates and numerous line drawings
  • 44 stunning color habitat photos and color habitat and relief maps
  • Detailed range maps for each species
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Editorial Reviews

New Scientist
This is a state-of-the-science field guide that will remain essential to birders, biologists and biodiversity workers for years to come.
— Adrian Barnett
Birding
An amazingly useful resource, indispensable in the field.
— John Kricher
New Scientist - Adrian Barnett
This is a state-of-the-science field guide that will remain essential to birders, biologists and biodiversity workers for years to come.
Birding - John Kricher
An amazingly useful resource, indispensable in the field.
From the Publisher

Winner of the 2002 Best Bird Book - South America, Worldtwitch

"This is a state-of-the-science field guide that will remain essential to birders, biologists and biodiversity workers for years to come."--Adrian Barnett, New Scientist

"An amazingly useful resource, indispensable in the field."--John Kricher, Birding

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400834099
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 11/11/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Course Book
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 776
  • File size: 71 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven L. Hilty, one of the world's leading specialists in neotropical ornithology, has led birding tours to more than twenty countries. He is the author of "Birds of Tropical America: A Watcher's Introduction to Behavior, Breeding and Diversity" and the coauthor of "A Guide to the Birds of Colombia".
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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Photographs, and Table vii
Symbols and Abbreviations xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Plan of the Book 1
Topography 5
Climate 9
Biogeography 11
Vegetation Zones and Habitat Descriptions 13
Conservation and National Parks 31
Migration 37
History of Ornithological Exploration in Venezuela 41
Plates 43
Key to Range Map Symbols 178
Species Accounts 179
Bibliography 835
Index 857
Speed Index to Commoner Groups 877
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    How come plates can not be zoomed!!!

    One of the most important feature of the book is to be able to see plates details. Whithout this feature this book loses its utility. I was hoping to use the Nook on the field , so disapointed!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Works well enough

    "Works well enough" is not exactly a glowing review but the choices for birding in S. America are limited. I bought this book to spend a month in Ecuador. Technically there was a problem with the book and I don't know if it's been fixed, but a chunk of pages could not be accessed. Other than that, it was very usable once you get used to the format. Great plates and descriptions. Can't beat having it on your Nook rather than carrying the massive book with you.

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