A Guide to the Common Birds of Panama City


Author: Jorge Ventocilla
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 157
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The Birds of Panama

A Field Guide
Author: George Richard Angehr,Robert Dean
Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates
ISBN: 9780801476747
Category: Nature
Page: 456
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"This ambitious new guide is surely the most user-friendly neotropical bird guide to date. With excellent illustrations of every species (including migrants from the north), up-to-date range maps alongside the illustrations, and clear and concise text, it should be a very welcome addition to any traveler's library."---David Sibley, Sibley Guides "Panama at last has a handy field guide that is tightly focused on identification of its birds. Excellent distribution maps and the concise texts of George R. Angehr, along with Robert Dean's precise artwork on facing pages, enable birders and conservation biologists alike to confidently identify the many and diverse species in Panama's fabulous avifauna."---Bret Whitney, Field Guides Incorporated "A much-needed guide to one of the richest and most interesting avifauna in the New World. I can't wait to get back to Panama with it in my pack."---Paul R. Ehrlich, author of The Birder's Handbook.

A Guide to the Birds of Panama

With Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras
Author: Robert S. Ridgely,John A. Gwynne
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691025124
Category: Nature
Page: 534
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This is the first paperback version of the second edition of the popular A Guide to the Birds of Panama. In the second edition, published in 1989, the authors expanded information on the birds of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras: approximately 200 new species were added to the material in the 1976 edition. Over 300 additional species, some of them Panamanian, were illustrated. Sixteen new plates were added, and three of the original plates were replaced by improved versions. Throughout the book changes were made to accommodate the explosion in knowledge of the birds of Panama and nearby areas and of neotropical birds in general. The basic sequence and systematics of the AOU 1983 Check-list were adopted. Also included in the revised edition was expanded and updated information on birdfinding in Panama, prepared with the assistance of two of Panama's best resident birders. The book also contains a special section outlining developments in Panama ornithology and conservation. "A sophisticated treatment of one of the world's richest avifaunas."--The Quarterly Review of Biology

A Guide to the Birds of Colombia


Author: Steven L. Hilty,William L. Brown,Bill Brown
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691083728
Category: Nature
Page: 836
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Describing all of Colombia's birds, Steven Hilty and William Brown bring together information on one of the world's largest avifaunas-nearly 1,700 species. Over half of all the species of birds in South America are included, thus making the book useful in regions adjacent to Colombia, as well as in the country itself. The primary purpose of the work is to enable observers to identify the birds of the region, but it also provides detailed species accounts and will serve as an important handbook and reference volume. Fifty-six lavish color plates, thirteen halftone plates, and ninety-nine line drawings in the text illustrate over 85% of the species, including most of the resident birds. Notes on the facing-page of each place, and range maps of 1,475 species, facilitate identification. 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.

A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica


Author: F. Gary Stiles,Alexander Frank Skutch
Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates
ISBN: 9780801496004
Category: Nature
Page: 511
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Catalogs the more than 800 species of birds found in Costa Rica, with notes on identification, habits, and distribution

Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America

The Passerines
Author: Robert S. Ridgely,Guy Tudor
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292717482
Category: Nature
Page: 750
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With the publication of the landmark volumes The Birds of South America: The Oscine Passerines and The Birds of South America: The Suboscine Passerines, Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor established themselves as the leading authorities on the songbirds of South America. Reviewers hailed the volumes as the essential reference works for professional ornithologists and avocational birders alike, and they remain the only volumes that provide full scientific coverage of the continent's passerines. Recognizing the need for a more compact guide that birders can take into the field, Ridgely and Tudor have now extracted and updated the essential identification information from The Birds of South America to create the Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America. This definitive guide is filled with indispensable features: 121 color plates that present Guy Tudor's magnificently detailed paintings of more than 1,500 species of songbirds, including more than 400 that were not illustrated in BOSA 160 additional color illustrations of subspecies and females Extensively updated color range maps for all of the species in the field guide, prepared by Robert S. Ridgely with technical assistance from Maria Allen and Terry Clarke, appear opposite the plates for each bird family Robert S. Ridgely's authoritative accounts of nearly 2,000 species that cover each bird's abundance, habitat, and range; elevational preference; taxonomic or nomenclatural changes; plumage description; general behavior and voice; and range beyond South America, if applicable

Birds of Central America

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
Author: Andrew C. Vallely,Dale Dyer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691184151
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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The first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Central America Birds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide to the avifauna of the entire region, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Handy and compact, the book presents text and illustrations for nearly 1,200 resident and migrant species, and information on all rare vagrants. Two hundred sixty detailed plates on convenient facing-page spreads depict differing ages and sexes for each species, with a special focus on geographic variation. The guide also contains up-to-date range maps and concise notes on distribution, habitat, behavior, and voice. An introduction provides a brief overview of the region’s landscape, climate, and biogeography. The culmination of more than a decade of research and field experience, Birds of Central America is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the bird life of this part of the world. Detailed information on the entire avifauna of Central America 260 beautiful color plates Range maps, text, and illustrations presented on convenient facing-page spreads Up-to-date notes on distribution supported by an extensive bibliography Special focus on geographic variation of bird species

The Birds of Ecuador: Field guide


Author: Robert S. Ridgely,Paul J. Greenfield
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801487217
Category: Nature
Page: 880
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The 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 II, the field guide volume of this two-volume set, contains 96 full-color plates and facing pages of descriptive text, a color map of Ecuador, along with two 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 of The Birds of Ecuador are available separately or may be purchased as a slipcased set.

A Field Guide to Mexican Birds

Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador
Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Edward L. Chalif
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395975145
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species

A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Central America


Author: L. Irby Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 282
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A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Central America


Author: Ber van Perlo
Publisher: Collins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007134908
Category: Birds
Page: 336
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The essential guide to identifying every species of bird you may see in this area, for tourists and wildlife enthusiasts.

Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil

The Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil, including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Author: Robert S. Ridgely,John A. Gwynne,Guy Tudor,Martha Argel
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501704303
Category: Nature
Page: 432
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Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and is one of the planet's richest places for bird diversity, especially when it comes to the number of endemic species. Brazil's Atlantic Forest region is one of the most dazzling of all. Immediately surrounding São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, this area of Brazil is also a relatively accessible area to birders from around the world. In the Birds of Brazil Field Guides, the Wildlife Conservation Society brings together a top international team to do justice to the incredible diversity of Brazilian birds. This second guide presents 927 bird species, 863 illustrated, that occur in just the southeastern Atlantic Forest biome (Mata Atlântica in Portuguese). Of these species, 140 are endemic and 105 near endemic to just this region; 83 of these are threatened. Modern and compact, this field guide provides illustrations of unparalleled quality, key field marks, and regional range maps to facilitate easy recognition of all species normally occurring in this vibrant and critically important area of Brazil.

Frommer's Panama


Author: Jisel Perilla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470451866
Category: Travel
Page: 352
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Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America

A Photographic Guide
Author: Steve N. G. Howell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400839629
Category: Nature
Page: 512
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Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the most beautiful yet least known of all the world's birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Largely colored in shades of gray, black, and white, these enigmatic and fast-flying seabirds can be hard to differentiate, particularly from a moving boat. Useful worldwide, not just in North America, this photographic guide is based on unrivaled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-color images to help you identify these remarkable birds. The first book of its kind, this guide features an introduction that explains ocean habitats and the latest developments in taxonomy. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features such as flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, and migration routes. Species accounts are arranged into groups helpful for field identification, and an overview of unique identification challenges is provided for each group. The guide also includes distribution maps for regularly occurring species as well as a bibliography, glossary, and appendixes. The first state-of-the-art photographic guide to these enigmatic seabirds Includes hundreds of full-color photos throughout Features detailed species accounts that describe flight, plumage, distribution, and more Provides overviews of ocean habitats, taxonomy, and conservation Offers tips on how to observe and identify birds at sea

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.

Panama Papers

Die Geschichte einer weltweiten Enthüllung
Author: Bastian Obermayer,Frederik Obermaier
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462316435
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Die Geschichte des größten Daten-Leaks aller Zeiten – die Quelle ist anonym, die Betroffenen sind alles andere als das Alles beginnt spät am Abend mit einer anonymen Nachricht: „Hallo. Hier spricht John Doe. Interessiert an Daten?“ Bastian Obermayer, Investigativreporter der Süddeutschen Zeitung, antwortet sofort – und erhält Informationen, die ihn und seinen Kollegen Frederik Obermaier elektrisieren. Es sind die Daten hunderttausender Briefkastenfirmen. Sie bieten einen Einblick in eine bislang vollständig abgeschottete Parallelwelt, in der Milliarden verwaltet, verschoben und versteckt werden: die Gelder von großen Konzernen, von europäischen Premierministern und Diktatoren aus aller Welt, von Scheichs, Emiren und Königen, von Mafiosi, Schmugglern, Drogenbossen, von Geheimagenten, FIFA-Funktionären, Adligen, Superreichen und Prominenten. Um möglichst viele internationale Geschichten erzählen zu können, beschließen die beiden Journalisten, ein weltweites Netzwerk von Investigativreportern – das ICIJ – einzuschalten. Während sie selbst weiter nach Namen und Geschichten suchen, koordinieren sie gemeinsam mit dem ICIJ die Arbeit hunderter Journalisten. Fast ein Jahr arbeiten Reporter der wichtigsten Medien der Welt – etwa des Guardian, der BBC oder von Le Monde – unter höchster Geheimhaltung zusammen, um im Frühjahr 2016 die „Panama Papers“ zu veröffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist die faszinierende Geschichte einer internationalen journalistischen Recherche, die aufdeckt, was bis jetzt verborgen war: Wie eine kleine Elite, die sich niemandem mehr verantwortlich glaubt, ungeheure Vermögen versteckt. Es ist, als würde man in einem dunklen Raum das Licht anknipsen: Plötzlich ist alles sichtbar.

The Rough Guide to Central America On a Budget


Author: N.A
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409348393
Category: Travel
Page: 616
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The new full-colour Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget is the ultimate guide to travelling the region and getting the most value for every dollar, colón, quetzal or lempira. Detailed colour maps and in depth coverage of how to get around go hand in hand with inspirational itineraries and authoritative accounts of every attraction. It covers all the Central American countries and features first-hand reviews of affordable accommodation, cheap places to eat, laidback bars and thrilling outdoor adventures. The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget is packed with epic road trips, adventure activities, ancient ruins, beach hideaways, wildlife watching, atmospheric colonial cities and all the best festivals. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget. Now available in ePub format.

Taxonomie aller Vögel der Welt - Band I

Die komplette Checkliste aller Vogelarten und Unterarten der Welt
Author: fotolulu
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 375287421X
Category: Science
Page: 700
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Taxonomie aller Vögel der Welt - Band I Wie kommt man auf die Idee, alle Vögel der Welt inklusive der Unterarten aufzulisten und allen Vögeln deutsche Namen zu geben? Es gibt einen Grund dafür - mein Lieblingsspruch, dessen Verfasser unbekannt ist: "Alle sagten Das geht nicht - da kam einer, der wusste das nicht und tat es einfach!" Ich bin Tierfotograf und wohl auch ein wenig verrückt. Ich habe in den letzten zehn Jahren eine komplette Tierdatenbank für Säugetiere und Vögel aufgebaut. Das erleichtert mir die Arbeit bei der Bestimmung, der Bildarchivierung und Stichwortvergabe, vor allem bei den vielen Unterarten. Warum nun die Vögel der Welt in Buchform und warum die Neuauflage? Die Neuauflage war notwendig, da die Wissenschaftler regelmäßig die Taxonomie anpassen. Das bedeutet jedes Mal Verwirrung, vor allem für "Hobbyornithologen". Wie ist zum Beispiel zu erklären, dass in der Familie Megalaima keine Art mehr mit Megalaima beginnt sondern mit Psilopogon? Unterarten sind plötzlich Arten, Arten kommen in neue Familien und so weiter. Mit diesem Buch möchte ich allen Birding-Freunden und Ornithologen eine komplette Übersicht in Deutsch an die Hand geben. Dazu habe ich allen Unterarten eindeutige deutsche Namen gegeben. Die Namensgebung soll keinen wissenschaftlichen Ansprüchen gerecht werden. Die Namen beruhen auf Übersetzungen aus dem lateinischen Namen, geografischen Verbreitungsgebieten, den Namen der Entdecker und Übersetzungen aus dem Englischen. Im Band I finden Sie die komplette Checkliste der Vögel sortiert nach Ordnung, Familie und Gattung, eine Übersicht der Ordnungen, Familien und Gattungen sowie ein Inhaltsverzeichnis der lateinischen Namen aller Arten. Im Band II sind mehrere Inhaltsverzeichnisse inklusive der Unterarten aufgeführt. So können Sie nach englischen, deutschen oder lateinischen Namen suchen. Ebenfalls finden Sie dort eine Namensliste Latein/Deutsch/Englisch für alle Arten und Latein/Deutsch für alle Arten und Unterarten. Die Einträge bestehen aus dem wissenschaftlichen Namen, dem deutschen und englischen Namen, den Verbreitungsgebieten und dem Autor. Ich wünsche Ihnen viel Spaß mit diesem Buch, vor allem aber beim Beobachten der faszinierenden Vogelwelt. fotolulu