A Guide to the Birds of Colombia available in Paperback
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- Princeton University Press
Written with the field observer in mind, the text gives special attention to comparisons of similar species, transcriptions of voices, and comments on behavior, status, and habitat. It also provides ranges, breeding data, and references. Notes outline taxonomic problems and briefly describe species that eventually may be found in Colombia. Introductory chapters and photographs highlight Colombia's geography, climate, and vegetation, and discuss migration and conservation questions, and the history of Colombian ornithology. Appendices contain a large bibliography, a section on birding locations, and coverage of two of Colombia's far-flung island territories, Isla San Andrés and Providencia. Maps depicting vegetation zones, political boundaries, national parks, and the most text localities are included.
|Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.89(d)|
About 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 Venezuela and Birds of Tropical America: A Watcher's Introduction to Behavior, Breeding and Diversity. William L. Brown is an exploration geologist, whose lifelong avocation is ornithology.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the finest available popular reference for those interested in Colombian birds. Colombia has more known species of birds than any other country. Birds of Colombia contains a wealth of data for the scientist and serious bird watcher in a format easy enough for the beginner. Guy Tudor's illustrations are superb.
If you're looking for a birding book to cover the Peruvian Amazon region, this is the one. Reco'd by ornithologists and naturalists familiar with Latin America.