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Antpittas and Gnateaters (Helm Identification Guide)Artist/Author: Greeney, Harold (Author), David Beadle (Illustrator)
Elusive study organisms for ornithologists and highly prized additions to the birder’s life-list, the antpittas (Grallariidae) and gnateaters (Conopophagidae) are among the most poorly known Neotropical bird groups. This authoritative handbook is the first book dedicated solely to these two families, combining an exhaustive review of more than two centuries of literature with original observations by the author and many knowledgeable contributors.
Antpittas and Gnateaters provides a thorough guide to the identification and ecology of these birds, with detailed maps accompanying the text. A series of superb plates illustrate mostof the 156 recognized taxa; supplemented by more than 250 colour photographs, the immature plumages and natural history of many species are depicted for the first time.
This book is the ultimate reference on these remarkable and beautiful birds, and an indispensible addition to the libraries of researchers and birders for many years to come.
Birds of Ecuador (Helm Field Guide)Artist/Author: Freile, Juan, Robin Restall
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.
Birds of Japan (Helm Field Guide)Artist/Author: Brazil, Mark
Japan is home to a spectacular and diverse range of birds, and this up-to-date text covers the identification, voice, habitat, behaviour and range of all the species and subspecies found across the beautiful and fascinating Japanese archipelago. The authoritative text is accompanied by superb full-colour plates painted by an expert artist and covers all major plumage variations. Birds of Japan will ensure that this top birding destination is made accessible to all.
– The essential field guide to the region, covering 738 species and subspecies
– 187 superb colour plates with detailed identification text and accurate colour distribution maps
– Detailed illustrations of distinct subspecies, sexes, ages and morphs
Birds of Venezuela (Helm Field Guide)Artist/Author: Ascanio, David, Gustavo Rodriguez and Robin Restall
Venezuela is blessed with one of the largest avifaunas in the world. More than 1,400 species have been recorded in the country, thanks to a great diversity of habitats ranging from the High Andes to lowland Amazonian rainforest, and just about everything in between. Its strategic position in the north of South America also ensures that it receives many non-breeding migrants, both from the north and from the south. Add to this a good number of endemics, and you have all the ingredients for a top birding destination. This brand new field guide has been written to fulfill the needs of both visiting and resident birders by providing a single-volume, portable field guide that covers every species recorded in the country. It has been written specifically to make it easier to identify birds in a country where the bewildering number of species can be a real challenge. The concise text concentrates on the key information needed to identify a species (or subspecies), and the distinctions from confusing or similar species. Up to date distribution maps are provided for every species. The illustrations are placed opposite the text for easy reference and cover all major plumage variations. The guide has been designed to be both portable in the field and user-friendly. It is the only guide you will need to identify birds in Venezuela.
A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas: Belize, Guatemala, and El SalvadorArtist/Author: Edwards, Ernest Preston and Edward Murrell Butler.
This practical field guide contains detailed annotations for easy identification of all of Mexico’s regular species. The descriptions include the English, Spanish, and Latin names; a general range statement for each bird, along with its specific occurrences in the region; its typical habitats and abundance; and its physical characteristics, including size and plumage. Over 850 species are illustrated.
A birdwatchers’ guide to Trinidad and Tobago.Artist/Author: Murphy, William L.
All of the sites described in the second edition, along with a host of new ones, have been visited, verified and been given revised or new text. The bar graphs of seasonal distribution and the section on selected species of birds has been updated. Entirely new in this edition are a brief summary of the islands’ biota, complete lists of mammals and of amphibians and reptiles. Combined with thorough travel advice and information on local contacts and societies, this exceptionally well organised and rigorous guide is more useful than ever.
A guide to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago.Artist/Author: Ffrench, Richard.
This new edition incorporates five decades of his notes and records of the island’s birds to present in a handy and readable form detailed and comprehensive information about the birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Showcasing 40 all-new colour plates the third edition now includes illustrations of not only the islands’ endemic and resident species, but also the many migratory species that visit the islands from both the north and the south. The taxonomic arrangement and treatment of families and species has also been brought in line with the most recent determinations of the A.O.U. Committee on Nomenclature for a thoroughly up-to-date presentation. In his introduction, Richard ffrench offers a full treatment of the history of ornithology in Trinidad and Tobago and sets the scene by describing the islands’ physiography, climate, and vegetation. Individual species accounts, arranged by family, make up the core of this identification guide. The accounts cover habitat and status, range and subspecies, field description and basic measurements, voice, food, nesting, and behaviour. Richard ffrench’s summary of the distribution of species and their breeding and migration, as well as local conservation and protection measures, makes this volume much more than a typical field-guide treatment, and invites visitors to this premier ecotourism destination.
Field Guide to the Birds of the West IndiesArtist/Author: Raffaele, Herbert et al.
This is a field guide covering all species found in the West Indies. The book uses the plates from the acclaimed Birds of the West Indies, with concise text on facing pages covering all aspects of field identification. This guide is a lightweight and easy-to-use field guide.
Birder’s Mexico.Artist/Author: Wauer, Roland H.
A companion guide for anyone visiting Mexico with an interest in birding and the country’s spectacular natural environment. Originally published under the title Naturalist’s Mexico.
Trogons, laughing falcons, and other neotropical birds.Artist/Author: Skutch, Alexander F.Add to cart
Birds of the West IndiesArtist/Author: Raffaele, Herbert et al.
The first guide to all the birds known to occur in the West Indies, including migrants and vagrants, over 560 species in all. Detailed introductory sections are followed by the plates and then species texts. Each text includes sections on iedentification, local names, voice, status and range, habitat, nesting, and general comments of interest about the bird. Accompanying each species text is a distribution map, excluding vagrants and extinct species, showing the bird’s range within the West Indies. There is also a Locality Checklist at the end of the book, providing an at-a-glance, island by island guide to the distribution and status of every species.