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The Birds of Ecuador Field guide

The Birds of Ecuador  Field guide Author Robert S. Ridgely
ISBN-10 0801487218
Release 2001
Pages 768
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The Birds of Ecuador comprehensively treats the nearly 1600 species of birds that can be found in mainland Ecuador in two volumes. 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. The two volumes of The Birds of Ecuador are available separately or may be purchased as a slipcased set.



Birds of Ecuador

Birds of Ecuador Author Robin Restall
ISBN-10 9781472925657
Release 2018-03-08
Pages 576
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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.



Wildlife of Ecuador

Wildlife of Ecuador Author Andrés Vásquez Noboa
ISBN-10 9781400885053
Release 2017-05-30
Pages 288
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Mainland Ecuador's spectacular wildlife makes it a magnet for nature tourists, but until now there hasn't been a go-to, all-in-one guide geared to the general reader. With this handy and accessible guide, visitors now have everything they need to identify and enjoy the majority of birds and animals they are likely to see. Written and illustrated by two of Ecuador's most experienced nature guides and photographers, this book covers more than 350 birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. It features over 400 stunning color photographs and includes a range map for each species, as well as a brief account of the country's natural history and biogeography. With its extensive coverage, attractive and easy-to-use layout, beautiful photographs, and nontechnical text, this is an essential guide for anyone who wants to explore the natural wonders of Ecuador. An essential all-in-one guide to mainland Ecuador's amazing wildlife Unique and attractive layout with more than 400 stunning color photographs Covers more than 350 of the most frequently seen birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians Uses a habitat-based approach to aid identification Accessible text provides key information on identification, behavior, biology, and conservation Photos, maps, and text are presented together for ease of use



Fieldbook of the Birds of Ecuador

Fieldbook of the Birds of Ecuador Author Miles McMullan
ISBN-10 0982761538
Release 2013-01-31
Pages 230
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Fieldbook of the Birds of Ecuador has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fieldbook of the Birds of Ecuador also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fieldbook of the Birds of Ecuador book for free.



Birds of Ecuador and Galapagos

Birds of Ecuador and Galapagos Author Clive Byers
ISBN-10 9781472937896
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 144
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Although it is one of South America's smallest countries, Ecuador is home to nearly 1,600 species of birds. This is thanks to the huge variety of habitats created by the Andes. The country is a birder's paradise and an increasingly popular tourist destination. Areas such as Tandayapa, Mindo and La Selva are renowned for their birdwatching potential and boast such dramatic species as Toucan Barbet, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Andean Condor, Giant Conebill and Ocellated Tapaculo, plus an array of brightly coloured manikins, cotingas, tanagers and hummingbirds. Offshore, the Galapagos Islands provide one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles.Two hundred and fifty-two of Ecuador and the Galapagos' most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.



Birds of Western Ecuador

Birds of Western Ecuador Author Nick Athanas
ISBN-10 9781400880706
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 448
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Western Ecuador is famed for its astonishingly diverse birdlife, from colorful hummingbirds and outrageous toucans to more difficult groups like raptors, flycatchers, and ovenbirds. Here is the ultimate photographic guide to the spectacular birds of this region. Featuring nearly 1,500 stunning color photos of 946 species, this richly detailed and taxonomically sophisticated field guide will help you with even the toughest identification challenges. Species accounts, photos, and color distribution maps appear side by side, making it easier than ever to find what you are looking for, whether you are in the field or preparing for your trip. Features nearly 1,500 photos of 946 species Includes facing-page species accounts, photos, and maps Provides photos of multiple plumages for many species Helps you to differentiate between similar species



The Birds of Ecuador Status distribution and taxonomy

The Birds of Ecuador  Status  distribution  and taxonomy Author Robert S. Ridgely
ISBN-10 080148720X
Release 2001
Pages 880
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Volume I of this two-volume set, Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy, contains detailed information on the ecology, status, and distribution of all species.



Birds of Nicaragua

Birds of Nicaragua Author Liliana Chavarría-Duriaux
ISBN-10 9781501709500
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 480
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"Field guide for identifying birds in the field in Nicaragua. Includes body measurements, country-specific range maps, field marks for identification, key comparisons with similar species, vocalization descriptions, scientific names, and English and Spanish common names. Includes alphabetical quick-find index on the inside back cover"--



Birds of Peru

Birds of Peru Author Thomas S. Schulenberg
ISBN-10 140083449X
Release 2010-05-04
Pages 664
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Birds of Peru is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse, neotropical landscape. It features every one of Peru's 1,817 bird species and shows the distinct plumages of each in 307 superb, high-quality color plates. Concise descriptions and color distribution maps are located opposite the plates, making this book much easier to use in the field than standard neotropical field guides. This fully revised paperback edition includes twenty-five additional species. A comprehensive guide to all 1,817 species found in Peru--one fifth of the world's birds--with subspecies, sexes, age classes, and morphs fully illustrated Designed especially for field use, with vivid descriptive information and helpful identification tips opposite color plates Detailed species accounts, including a full-color distribution map Includes 25 additional species not covered in the first edition Features 3 entirely new plates and more than 25 additional illustrations



National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America Author Jon Lloyd Dunn
ISBN-10 9781426208287
Release 2011
Pages 574
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Presents a guidebook which provides identification tips, information on behavior and nesting, locator and range maps, and plumage and species classification data on over 990 species of birds found in North America.



The Birds of South America

The Birds of South America Author Robert S. Ridgely
ISBN-10 0292707568
Release 1989
Pages 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.



Birds of Venezuela

Birds of Venezuela Author David Ascanio
ISBN-10 9781472925671
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 592
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Covering the sixth largest avifauna in the world, this important new guide is essential for anyone exploring the diverse habitats of this beautiful South American country. Birds of Venezuela - complete with authoritative text and superb colour plates - will ensure that this top birding destination is made accessible to all. This field guide has 248 colour plates illustrating more than 1,400 species, covering racial, sexual and seasonal plumage variations. Accompanying text is placed on facing pages for easy reference providing key information, voice and status of all species and subspecies found in the region, including Venezuela's 45 endemic species. Detailed colour distribution maps are provided for every species.



A Guide to the Birds of the Gal pagos Islands

A Guide to the Birds of the Gal  pagos Islands Author Isabel C. Castro
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173005186884
Release 1996
Pages 144
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The Galapagos Islands are renowned for their wildlife and the pioneering work undertaken by Charles Darwin in formulating his theories of natural selection and speciation. This guide covers and illustrates all the bird species to have been recorded on the islands.



Field Guide to the Birds of Suriname

Field Guide to the Birds of Suriname Author Arie L. Spaans
ISBN-10 9789004306165
Release 2015-10-12
Pages 650
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The Field Guide to the Birds of Suriname (with its 107 color plates) provides the first handy pocket guide for the 746 species (including 760 subspecies) that are known to occur in this beautiful and friendly country.



Birding Northwest Ecuador

Birding Northwest Ecuador Author Steven L. Herrmann
ISBN-10 1534600051
Release 2016-06-09
Pages 300
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Birding Northwest Ecuador is more than just a travel guide; it is an insight into the most biodiverse region of the world. Written for the independent birder, it describes the best locations to observe birds within its area of focus. It relates not only the birding regions but provides detailed maps on how to best reach these location at an economical price. There are trail maps for most of the reserves as well as food and lodging suggestions for every budget. Best of all, there are detailed bird lists for each of the location making it easy to record each sighting along your route.



Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia

Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia Author Miles McMullan
ISBN-10 0982761503
Release 2010
Pages 225
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A pocket-sized comprehensive field-guide for the neotropical avifaunas. It features texts, maps and illustrations for various birds recorded in Colombia, including offshore islands. Every species is illustrated and various non-pelagic species are mapped.



A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil Author Ber van Perlo
ISBN-10 019974565X
Release 2009-10-09
Pages 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.