A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

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9780195301557: A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

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.

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About the Author:

Ber van Perlo is the author and illustrator of numerous popular field guides including Birds of Eastern Africa, Birds of Southern Africa, Birds of Western and Central Africa, and Birds of Mexico and Central America. Until 1991 he worked as a geographer and physical planner for the Dutch National Forest Service.

Contenuti:

  • List of Plates
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1 Brazil: The Area Covered
  • 1.1: Country Profile
  • 1.2: Biogeography
  • 1.2.1: Climate
  • 1.2.2: Geomorphology
  • 1.2.3: Natural Vegetation
  • 2 Brazil: The Birds
  • 2.1: Classification and Names
  • 2.2: Field Identification
  • 2.2.1: Plates
  • 2.2.2: Captions
  • 2.2.3: Distribution Maps
  • 2.3: Short Introduction to Selected Bird Groups and Families of the Neotropics
  • 2.3.1: Worldwide Families and Groups
  • 2.3.2: Typical American Families and Groups
  • Symbols, Abbreviations, and Glossary
  • Parts of a Bird
  • SPECIES ACCOUNTS, PLATES, AND DISTRIBUTION MAPS
  • PROTECTED AREAS OF BRAZIL
  • NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER REFERENCES
  • Appendix 1: The Endemics of Brazil
  • Appendix 2: English-Portuguese Dictionary
  • Index

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 236 x 165 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780195301557

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