Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica


Author: Martín Rodolfo de la Peña,Maurice Rumboll
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780002200776
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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Covers more than a thousand species. Accompanying text is full of facts.

Birds of South America

Non-passerines : Rheas to Woodpeckers
Author: Jorge Rodríguez Mata,Francisco Erize,Maurice Rumboll
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780691126883
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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"Birds of South America Non-Passerines: Rheas to Woodpeckers features: first guide to nearly 1,300 species of non-passerines in South America; easy-to-use format; complements volumes on passerine birds; contains key identification features; more than 150 color illustrations; and 1,270+ maps."--BOOK JACKET.

Birds of Argentina and Uruguay

A Field Guide
Author: Tito Narosky,Darío Yzurieta
Publisher: Vazquez Mazzini Editores
ISBN: 9789879132050
Category: Birds
Page: 346
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Where to Watch Birds in South America


Author: Nigel Wheatley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400864011
Category: Nature
Page: 432
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A unique field guide and reference, Where to Watch Birds in South America is designed to help the avid birder and the general wildlife enthusiast organize eventful journeys throughout the richest continent for birds, where the species number over three thousand. This book covers more than two hundred of the best sites for birdwatching, and includes the archipelagos of Trinidad and Tobago, the Galapagos and Falkland Islands, the Netherland Antilles, and part of Antarctica. The reader will find details of every species that is endemic to particular countries, and will learn where and when best to see such birds as the scarlet ibis, Andean condor, harpy eagle, sunbittern, macaw, toucan, jacamar, antbird, and cotinga. The text is enhanced by nearly one hundred maps and fifty line drawings. There are even hints as to where species not seen for decades may be rediscovered. This guide begins with an introduction to the continent and its birds then deals with particular countries and archipelagos. The site details include bird lists, a list of other wildlife present, and the latest advice on where to look for birds. For the traveler, there is information on transport, accommodations, safety, and health, and answers to various strategic questions: Which countries support the most species? How many sites must be visited to see most of them? How long does this take? When is the best time to go? Whether a first-time visitor to South America or a seasoned traveler there, the reader will find this guide immensely useful in making the most out of the trip. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Birds of South America

Volume 1: The Oscine Passerines
Author: Robert S. Ridgely,Tudor Guy
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292707566
Category: Nature
Page: 596
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A land of incredible natural resources, the South American continent is rich in plant and animal species. Among birds alone, over 3,100 species are either resident or migrant. Birds are some of South America's treasures and also one of its most endangered resources. Hence the need for a descriptive record of South American birds that will serve both professional and amateur bird students and encourage conservation of these magnificent species. Although South American birds elicit much popular and scientific interest, they have never been completely or satisfactorily described and cataloged in a single, published source. The Birds of South America, projected to be a four-volume work, thus fills a critical void. Starting from a museum approach, the authors have examined specimens of each subspecies, comparing them visually and trying to discern the patterns in their plumage variation, both intra- and inter-specifically. They take a new look at bird systematics, reassessing relationships in light of new information. Perhaps most important, they combine this review and analysis with extensive field observations to give an accurate, incisive portrait of the birds in nature. At a time when rapid development is devastating millions of acres of tropical habitat in South America, this record of an endangered resource becomes crucial. If the birds and other plants and animals of South America are to be saved, they must first be known and appreciated. The Birds of South America is a major step in that direction. Volume I includes the Jays and Swallows; Wrens, Thrushes, and Allies; Vireos and Wood-warblers; Tanagers, Icterids, and Finches. The remaining volumes of The Birds of South America will be: Volume III: The Nonpasserines (Landbirds) Volume IV: The Nonpasserines (Waterbirds) No release date has been set for the remaining volumes.

A Wildlife Guide to Chile

Continental Chile, Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández Archipelago
Author: Sharon Chester
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400831500
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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This is the first comprehensive English-language field guide to the wildlife of Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio. From bats to butterflies, lizards to llamas, and ferns to flamingos, A Wildlife Guide to Chile covers the country's common plants and animals. The color plates depict species in their natural environments with unmatched vividness and realism. The combination of detailed illustrations and engaging, succinct, and authoritative text make field identification quick, easy, and accurate. Maps, charts, and diagrams provide information about landforms, submarine topography, marine environment, climate, vegetation zones, and the best places to view wildlife. This is an essential guide to Chile's remarkable biodiversity. The only comprehensive English-language guide to Chile's common flora and fauna The first guide to cover Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio 120 full-color plates allow quick identification of more than 800 species Accompanying text describes species size, shape, color, habitat, and range Descriptions list size, distribution, and English, Spanish, and scientific names Information on the best spots to view wildlife, including major national parks Compact and lightweight--a perfect field guide

Multi-ethnic Bird Guide of the Sub-Antarctic Forests of South America


Author: Ricardo Rozzi
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412825
Category: Nature
Page: 235
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Previously published in English under title: Multi-ethnic bird guide of the austral temperate forests of South America.

Oceanic Birds of South America

A Study of Species of the Related Coasts and Seas, Including the American Quadrant of Antarctica, Based Upon the Brewster-Sanford Collection in the American Museum of Natural History
Author: Robert Cushman Murphy,Francis Lee Jaques
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 1245
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Birds of the High Andes

A Manual to the Birds of the Temperate Zone of the Andes and Patagonia, South America
Author: Jon Fjeldså,Niels Krabbe
Publisher: ISBS
ISBN: 9788788757163
Category: Science
Page: 876
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Written by two of the leading explorers in the birdlife of the High Andes, this book sets new standards in this field. The book is illustrated by Jon Fjeldsaa, one of the World's most gifted bird artists, who again has proved his accuracy with the fine plumage details as well as masterly renditions of the general impression and shape. Almost one tenth of the World's nine thousand bird species are illustrated, many of them for the first time. Both males, females, young, and distinct subspecies are shown. The 64 beautifully composed colour plates depict over two thousand plumages. This is supplemented by several hundred line-drawings of the birds. Today this book is regarded as the "bible" in Andean birds and more than 4000 copies have been sold. Birds of the High Andes is published in co-operation with the Zoological Museum, Copenhagen, where one third of the retail price for the books is spent on further investigations in Andean birds. A colour prospectus is available upon request. 64 colour plates. Numerous line drawings. Distribution map to each species.

Birds of Chile

A Photo Guide
Author: Steve N. G. Howell,Fabrice Schmitt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400890039
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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A cutting-edge photographic field guide to the birds of Chile This is the first modern-style photographic field guide to the birds of Chile, an increasingly popular destination with birders and naturalists. Compact and easy to carry, pack, and use, Birds of Chile is ideal for curious naturalists and experienced birders alike, providing everything anyone needs to identify the birds they see. Clear photographs and brief, facing-page species accounts highlight what to look for and how to quickly identify species. The photos include both close-ups and birds-in-habitat images to further aid real-life identification. An introduction and maps provide an overview of Chile's geographic regions and their distinctive birdlife. Birds of Chile is also a great resource for birding in nearby countries, especially Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. The first field-friendly photographic guide to the birds of Chile More than 1,000 real-life photos and brief, facing-page text make bird identification easy Overview and maps describe the distinct bird regions of Chile Perfect for curious naturalists and experienced birders alike Compact and easy to carry and pack Also a great resource for birding in Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru

A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil


Author: Ber van Perlo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199745654
Category: Nature
Page: 480
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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.

A Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife

The Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean
Author: Hadoram Shirihai
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780713664065
Category: Nature
Page: 544
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This spectacularly illustrated book is the only complete guide to thewildlife and natural history of the vast and beautiful Antarcticregion. Covering the Antarctic continent, the southern ocean, and thesubantarctic islands, this guide illustrates all of the region'sbreeding birds and marine mammals with stunning colour photographs. Inaddition to the colour plates, it features distribution maps andup-to-date species accounts expertly detailing abundance, seasonalstatus, and conservation prospects. Thevolume also covers numerous nonbreeding species, migrants, andvagrants. Regional chapters describe all of the subantarctic islands,in addition to most regularly visited sites in Antarctica, and areaccompanied by maps of each area and photographs of each locale. Thesechapters present detailed information on geography, climate, geology,general ecology, and flora. They also address conservation efforts -past, present, and planned. The book concludes with practicalinformation about visiting the area, including details on thebest-available landing sites and notes on seasonal weather conditions.This is an indispensable companion for a trip far south, as well as aninformative volume for anyone interested in the Antarctic region'sremarkable, occasionally strange, and frequently beautiful animals.

Field Guide to the Birds of Chile

Including the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia
Author: Alvaro Jaramillo,Peter Burke
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780713646887
Category: Birds
Page: 240
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This is a field guide covering all species occurring in the country ofChile. Chile holds a great diversity of habitat types, from the Andesin the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierradel Fuego in the far south. Chile supports an interesting range ofbreeding and visiting birds, including nine species found nowhere elsein the world. This guide features concise, identification-focused textpositioned opposite the colour plates to allow quick and easyreference. Detailed distribution maps are provided for every species,completing the essential field guide to the birds of this spectacularand tourist-friendly country. 'This is the best field guide published thus far to the birds of southern South America.' www.worldtwitch.com (June 2004)

Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic, Subantarctic & Falkland Islands


Author: Frank S. Todd
Publisher: Rockhopper Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 138
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A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia


Author: Robert Burton,John Croxall
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691156611
Category: Nature
Page: 200
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South Georgia is rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery, and it is a prime destination spot on most Antarctic tours. This beautifully illustrated field guide depicts the birds, mammals, insects, flowering plants, and other vegetation found in this unique part of the world. It features 368 full-color photographs of more than 180 species, including 65 species of birds, 20 species of sea mammals, nearly 60 species of insects, and more than 40 species of flowering and nonflowering plants. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, with information on status, behavior, threats, and distribution. This one-of-a-kind photographic guide also includes introductory chapters on South Georgia's geography, climate, ecology, and conservation. Features 368 photos of more than 180 species Covers birds, sea mammals, insects, and plants Provides detailed species accounts Includes chapters on geography, climate, ecology, and conservation The only photographic field guide to focus specifically on South Georgia

Antarctic Wildlife

A Visitor's Guide to the Wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage and Beagle Channel
Author: James Lowen
Publisher: WILDGuides
ISBN: 9781903657324
Category: Animals
Page: 240
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"A comprehensive photographic field guide that aims to help the visitors to this remarkable part of the world - beginner or expert - identify with confidence any bird or marine mammal they encounter during their journey from the tip of South America to the Great White Continent."--Back cover.

Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology

First Decade of Long-Term Bird Studies at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile
Author: Ricardo Rozzi,Jaime E. Jimenez
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 157441531X
Category: Nature
Page: 388
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The first synthesis of current knowledge of forest and wetland birds in the world’s southernmost forests, this book contains both original work by Rozzi and Jiménez and the results of a decade of research conducted by the scientists associated with the Omora Park. The first part is a guide to the forest bird populations and habitats in the Reserve, and a summary of the data recorded for the bird species captured with mist-nets and banded. The information is given in two pages for each species, with English, Spanish, and scientific names, as well as a full-color photo, distribution maps, a table with original morphological information, a figure indicating abundance rates, and a brief description of the species’ main features. The second part is a selection of twenty-two published articles on ornithological research at Omora Park during its first decade of studies, from 2000 to 2010. Eleven of the twenty-two articles were originally published in Spanish and are here translated and available to a larger readership. The reprinting of these articles in one place provides interested scientists, students, and wildlife managers a unique and convenient resource. “This book has two important sources of information: original morphological data and the compilation of all publications about the birds in the southern extreme of South America. I think the book will have great significance.”—Victor R. Cueto, professor of natural sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina “A wonderfully rich and in-depth contribution to Sub-Antarctic Ornithology.”—Julie Hagelin, senior research scientist, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Birds of the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic


Author: George E. Watson,J. Phillip Angle,Peter C. Harper
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 350
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 24. The Antarctic Research Series is a medium for authoritative reports on the extensive scientific research being done in Antarctica. The series has elicited contributions from leading scientists; it seeks to maintain high scientific and publication standards. The scientific editor for each volume is chosen from among recognized authorities in the discipline or theme that it represents, as are the reviewers on whom the editor relies for advice. Research results appearing in this series are original contributions too long or otherwise inappropriate for publication in standard journals. The material is directed to specialists actively engaged in the work, to graduate students, to scientists in closely related fields, and to laymen versed in the environmental sciences. Some volumes comprise a single monograph. Others are collections of papers with a common theme.

Birds of Northern South America: Plates and maps


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 656
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Winner of the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for Nature Guidebooks The two companion volumes of this extensive and detailed guide make a groundbreaking contribution to bird guide literature: they not only provide detailed accounts of every known bird species in the vast region from Ecuador to French Guiana but also, for the first time, illustrate virtually every plumage variation in full color. The illustrations include adult males and females where different as well as intermediate plumages, juveniles, subspecies, morphs and other variants, and several hypothetical and unconfirmed species. In all, nearly 6,400 birds are depicted. Black-and-white drawings of significant aspects of plumage or behavior are also provided, as are color maps showing river systems, political boundaries and the confirmed distribution of all the species. Volume 1 presents extensive species accounts, including information on habitat, vocalization, nomenclature, and the very latest taxonomy to subspecies level. An up-to-date discography lists all published CDs that contain recordings of birds of northern South America. Volume 2, designed for use in the field, contains complete range maps, Robin Restall’s immaculate and jewel-like paintings, and information about specific marks, habitat, and behavior to aid in identification.

Birds of Chile


Author: Alvaro Jaramillo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780691004990
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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This is the essential new field guide to the birds of Chile. Representing a great diversity of habitats, from the Andes in the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierra del Fuego in the far south, Chile is the breeding ground or temporary abode of 473 known species including 9 found nowhere else in the world. Birds of Chile covers them all, embracing not only the mainland but points offshore such as Easter Island as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent islands, plus the Falklands and South Georgia. In addition to being a friendly and fruitful birding destination in its own right, Chile is the starting point for many Antarctic cruises. Succinct, identification-focused text and distribution maps share a page opposite each of the 97 color plates to allow quick and easy reference. Between the boldfaced English name and the scientific name comes the Spanish name as used in Chile; this is important, for birders will find their quest far more enjoyable and effectual if they can explain to Chileans exactly what they are looking at, think they are looking at, or hope to be looking at. Since Chile's list of resident species is yet far from conclusive, vagrants and rarities are also included. Indeed, some birds once thought to be accidentals in Chile have since proved to be regulars, including the Westland Petrel, Least Sandpiper, Cliff Swallow, and Golden-billed Saltator. Compact, comprehensive, and easy to use, Birds of Chile is the essential field guide to the birds of this spectacular and tourist-friendly country. The essential new field guide to the birds of Chile 97 color plates with succinct text and maps on facing pages for quick reference and easy identification All 473 known species breeding in or visiting Chile, from the Andes in the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierra del Fuego in the south Also covers points offshore such as Easter Island as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent islands, plus the Falklands and South Georgia Compact, portable, and user-friendly