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 Common Birds of Panama City


Author: Jorge Ventocilla
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 157
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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
View: 2841
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Catalogs the more than 800 species of birds found in Costa Rica, with notes on identification, habits, and distribution

The Birds of Panama

A Field Guide
Author: George Richard Angehr,Robert Dean
Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates
ISBN: 9780801476747
Category: Nature
Page: 456
View: 1405
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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 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.

Guia de Campo de las Aves de Colombia


Author: Miles McMullan,Thomas Donegan,Alonso Quevedo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982761526
Category:
Page: 250
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Guia de las aves de Colombia

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

Frommer's Panama


Author: Jisel Perilla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470451866
Category: Travel
Page: 352
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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

Árboles y arbustos del Parque Natural Metropolitano, Panamá


Author: Mireya D. Correa A.
Publisher: Editorial INBio
ISBN: 9968927627
Category: Biodiversity
Page: 112
View: 4748
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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
View: 7433
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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

A field guide to the birds of Mexico and Central America


Author: L. Irby Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 282
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The Rough Guide to Panama


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0241014484
Category: Travel
Page: 328
View: 1459
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Now available in ePub format. The new Rough Guide to Panama is the ultimate travel guide to this vibrant and fascinating country. Discover Panama's highlights with stunning full-color photography and maps and more listings and information than ever before. Inside The Rough Guide to Panama you'll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do--from a boat trip up the Panama Canal to a jungle trek in the Darién, from sightseeing in Panama City to beach-lazing in Guna Yala--as well as up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants, across every price range, that give you clear, balanced reviews and reliable, first-hand opinions. Whether you have time to browse our detailed chapters, or need fast-fix itineraries and hand-picked highlights, The Rough Guide to Panama will help you make the most of your time.

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.

The Birds of Ecuador


Author: Robert S. Ridgely,Paul J. Greenfield
Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780713661170
Category: Birds
Page: 848
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These widely anticipated volumes comprehensively treat the nearly 1600 species of birds that can be found in mainland Ecuador. Volume 2: Field Guide contains 96 full-colour plates and facing pages of descriptive text, a colour map of Ecuador, 2 line drawings of bird anatomy, 115 silhouette outlines and nearly 1600 distribution maps. All species are illustrated in full colour, including migrants and vagrants and visually distinctive subspecies. The text focuses on the field indentification aspects of each species, including their behaviour, vocalisations and nest appearance.

The Rough Guide to Panama


Author: Sara Humphreys
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405388099
Category: Travel
Page: 360
View: 930
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Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Panama, the definitive companion to this emerging destination. The full-color sections introduce Panama's highlights, from the country's amazing wildlife to it's varied arts and crafts, which fuse indigenous, Caribbean and European influences. The guide features informed accounts for exploring Panama's fascinating national parks, with maps and a park-by-park breakdown. There are plenty of practical tips on all the best accommodation, transportation, shops, bars and clubs and an insightful background on Panama's wildlife, politics and culture. Explore the best of Panama with the clearest maps of any guide.

Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica


Author: Carrol L. Henderson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292734593
Category: Nature
Page: 539
View: 2011
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates. Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry. In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.