The Birds of Ecuador Field guide

Author: Robert S. Ridgely
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801487217
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Birds of Ecuador comprehensively treats the nearly 1600 species of birds that can be found in mainland Ecuador. The authors describe Ecuador this way: "One of the wonders of the natural world. Nowhere else is such incredible avian diversity crammed into such a small country. . . . Birds are, happily, numerous in many parts of Ecuador: even the downtown parks of the big cities such as Quito and Guayaquil host their complement." Volume I, Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy, contains detailed information on the ecology, status, and distribution of all species. Introductory chapters deal with geography, climate, and vegetation; bird migration in Ecuador; Ecuadorian ornithology; endemic bird areas in Ecuador; and conservation. Individual species accounts treat habitat, distribution, and taxonomy. Volume II, Field Guide, contains 96 full-color plates and facing pages of descriptive text, a color map of Ecuador, 2 line drawings of bird anatomy, 115 silhouette outlines, and nearly 1600 distribution maps. All species are illustrated in full color, including migrants and vagrants and visually distinctive subspecies. The text focuses on the field identification aspects of each species, including their behavior, vocalizations, and nest appearance. The two volumes are available separately or may be purchased as a slipcased set.

Birds of Ecuador

Author: Robin Restall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472925645
Format: PDF
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This up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the birds of mainland Ecuador is a valuable resource for anyone exploring the mountains, forests and wetlands of this incredibly bird-rich country. With thousands of beautiful and detailed paintings, accompanied by concise descriptions and accurate maps, this is an indispensible guide to bird identification in Ecuador. · Covers every species and most subspecies recorded in Ecuador, including migrants and vagrants, with accurate and up-to-date distribution maps. · 291 colour plates illustrating more than 1,630 species, with text on facing pages for quick and easy reference. · Concise text covering identification, voice, habits, habitats, range, distribution and status.

Birds of South America Passerines

Author: Robert S. Ridgely
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781408113424
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to the passerines (songbirds) of South America.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

Author: Ber van Perlo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199745654
Format: PDF, Docs
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Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now. The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the full range of bird life in this vast and varied country. The more than 1800 up-to-date accounts treat the Yellow-nosed Albatross to the Sombre Hummingbird, the Ash-throated Gnat-eater to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Nighthawks and Jacamars to Motmots, Puffbirds, and Peppershrikes. They are all here--every species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil--with special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics. The book is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use. Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as well as detailed information on measurement; identifying features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and occurrence, essential for finding and identifying specific birds. From the equatorial North to the tropics, the introductory paragraphs set the stage in describing Brazil's varied biogeography, climate, geomorphology, and natural vegetation. A list of protected areas of Brazil, information on relevant national and international organizations, a bibliography and further references, and an English-Portuguese dictionary of frequently used terms enhance the user-friendly qualities. Anyone wishing to fully explore the fabulously varied bird life of Brazil will find this light-weight, easy-to-use, attractive guide an invaluable field companion.

Birds of South America Passerines

Author: Ber van Perlo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691167966
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive field guide to the birds of South America covers all 1,952 passerine species to be found south of Panama, including offshore islands such as Trinidad, the Galapagos, and the Falklands, and the islands of the Scotia Arc leading to the Antarctic mainland. It features 197 stunning color plates and detailed species accounts that describe key identification features, habitat, songs, and calls. All plumages for each species are illustrated, including males, females, and juveniles. This easy-to-use guide is the essential travel companion for experienced birdwatchers and novice birders alike. Combines a clear format with a wealth of detailed information Features 197 color plates that aid identification Covers key identification features with information on habitat, songs, and calls Includes a distribution map for each species

Birds of Northern South America

Author: Robin L. Restall
Publisher: Helm
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the first comprehensive identification guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this region. It covers all the species, including vagrants, found in Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Aruba, Cura ao, Bonaire, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Over 2,250 species are described in depth in the text, describing geographical variation, identification, status, habitat, voice and taxonomy. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of this region, which is of such importance to both the indigenous species and those which pass through on migration. A companion to Birds of Northern South America V1- Identification, Distribution and Taxonomy.

Mongolei

Author: Marion Wisotzki
Publisher: Trescher Verlag
ISBN: 3897941171
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dieser informative Reiseführer beginnt mit einer Landeskunde. Im Hauptteil wird die gesamte Mongolei von der Hauptstadt Ulan Bator bis zu den verschiedenen Aimags vorgestellt. Dabei geht es um die spezifischen Landschaften, Sehenswürdigkeiten und um Hinweise zu Restaurants und Hotels.