Birds of Mexico and Central America

Author: Ber van Perlo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 1172

Birds of Mexico and Central America is the only field guide to illustrate and describe every species of bird in Central America from Mexico to Panama, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Written and illustrated by Ber van Perlo, this handsome work covers more than 1,500 species. Information on key identification features, habitats, songs, and calls is included as are distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence. Enhanced with ninety-eight color plates, the book provides illustrations of all plumages for the adult males and females as well as the juveniles of each species. Illustrations appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference. Comprehensive and highly portable, this guide is a must for any birdwatcher visiting the region. More than 1,500 species described and illustrated Information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls Distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence Illustrations of all plumages for each species 98 color plates, which appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference Comprehensive and highly portable A must for all birdwatchers visiting the region

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

View: 9942

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

A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas

Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador, Third Edition

Author: Ernest Preston Edwards

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292720916

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 6855

More than a thousand species of birds occur in Mexico and in the adjacent countries of Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Of these birds, a unique mixture of temperate-zone and tropical species, less than half are found in the United States, and many cross the border only a short distance into the southwestern states. 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 habitat(s) and abundance; and its physical characteristics, including size and plumage. Excellent color plates with drawings of over 850 species make this the most fully illustrated guide to the region. Published by the author in 1972 and 1989, this convenient take-along guide is now totally revised, updated, and re-designed to provide handy assistance and enjoyment to professional ornithologists and amateur birders alike.

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

View: 8904

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 South America

Non-passerines : Rheas to Woodpeckers

Author: Jorge Rodríguez Mata,Francisco Erize,Maurice Rumboll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691126883

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 8834

"Birds of South America Non-Passerines: Rheas to Woodpeckers features: first guide to nearly 1,300 species of non-passerines in South America; easy-to-use format; complements volumes on passerine birds; contains key identification features; more than 150 color illustrations; and 1,270+ maps."--BOOK JACKET.

Birds of North America and Greenland

Author: Norman Arlott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691151403

Category: Nature

Page: 239

View: 439

The Nearctic region, which spans most of North America, including Canada and Greenland, is home to an incredibly rich diversity of birdlife. This illustrated guide covers more than 900 bird species yet is succinct, compact, and easy to use, making it the essential companion for birders and travelers alike. Birds of North America and Greenland features 102 stunning color plates that depict every species and every type of plumage in males, females, and juveniles. Concise species accounts describe key identification features, with information on habitat, songs, and calls. This field-ready guide also includes color distribution maps. Covers more than 900 bird species found in the Nearctic region Features 102 stunning color plates that depict every species Includes concise species accounts and color distribution maps Succinct, compact, and easy to use

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

View: 1981

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

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

Author: Fiona Reid

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195343220

Category: Nature

Page: 346

View: 6135

This is the only comprehensive guide to mammals in Central America and southeast Mexico. Unlike most field guides, it covers smaller mammals in depth and also provides and extensive bibliography. In addition to detailed species accounts and range maps for all species, the book has 52 full-color plates. The 49 animal plates cover almost all the species in the region. 4 color maps are new to the second edition, detailing parks, elevations and biomes in the region.

Birds of Belize

Author: H. Lee Jones

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029279245X

Category: Nature

Page: 440

View: 9110

With nearly six hundred identified species of birds—and an average of five "new" species discovered annually—Belize is becoming a birding hotspot for amateur and professional birders from around the globe. Thousands of birders visit the country each year to enjoy Belize's amazing abundance and variety of both temperate and tropical birds in natural habitats that remain largely unspoiled. But until now, despite the growing need for an authoritative identification guide, birders have had to rely on regional field guides that offer only limited information on Belizean birds. Birds of Belize provides the first complete guide to the identification of all currently known species—574 in all. The birds are grouped by families, with an introduction to each family that highlights its uniquely identifying characteristics and behaviors. The species accounts include all the details necessary for field identification: scientific and common names, size, plumage features, thorough voice descriptions, habitat, distribution, and status in Belize. Full color, expertly drawn illustrations by noted bird artist Dana Gardner present male and female, juvenile and adult, and basic and alternate plumages to aid visual identification throughout the year, while 234 range maps show the birds' distribution and seasonality in Belize. A comprehensive bibliography completes the volume.

Birds of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan

Passerines : Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings

Author: Norman Arlott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691133720

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 4205

This is the first of two field guides illustrating and describing all of the approximately 1,800 bird species found in the Palearctic--the huge region that includes Europe, Asia north of the Himalayas, and Africa north of the Sahara. This area spans the countries of the former Soviet Union, all of the Russian Arctic, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and the Middle East excluding the Gulf countries. This first volume covers all the passerines (perching birds, from tyrant flycatchers to buntings) or songbirds and will soon be followed by a companion guide to the nonpasserines (divers to woodpeckers). These volumes are the first and only field guides for many parts of the area covered, and mark the first time all of these birds have been included in a single pair of books. This first volume covers every passerine species and subspecies in the area, in every adult plumage--all illustrated and described by Norman Arlott, a leading bird artist who has many years of field experience with these species. Color plates of all field-identifiable species, including subspecies and color morphs Succinct facing-page text concentrates on key field-identification features, including voice Detailed distribution map for each species Well-researched and accessible Handy format-the ideal field guide Essential for anyone interested in Eurasian birds

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America

Author: Jesse Fagan,Oliver Komar

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544867106

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 754

A field guide to the birds of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, abundantly illustrated and with comprehensive coverage of both endemic and migrant birds Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region—the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide is designed for birders to carry in the field, and it is a must-have for any birder who visits the area.

A Bird-finding Guide to Mexico

Author: Steve N. G. Howell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801485817

Category: Nature

Page: 365

View: 1269

In a guide that covers Mexico's best birdwatching sites, from Baja California to the Yucatan Peninsula, the coauthor of "A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America" selects over 100 sites where birders may see more than 950 species. 70 maps. 18 drawings.

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

View: 2603

Describes the calls, range, and male and female markings of more than one thousand species

Birds of Nicaragua

A Field Guide

Author: Liliana Chavarría-Duriaux,David C. Hille,Robert Dean

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150170950X

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 2882

"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 Southern Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 4727

Birds of Southern Africa surpasses other field guides to the region by illustrating and describing all 1,250 bird species of South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. In addition, this is the only guide to illustrate the birds of Angola (including Cabinda), whose river basins and rocky hillsides are home to the striking White-headed Robin Chat and the Angolan Cave Chat. The 84 color plates group similar species and subspecies and also depict vagrants and ocean wanderers that appear in this huge region characterized by widely varying habitats, from woodlands and forests to deserts to swamps. The text directly opposite the plates concisely describes each bird's habitat and key physical, behavioral, and vocal characteristics. All the larks are shown perching as well as in flight, and every swallow is pictured in flight from below. The most distinctive immature and nonbreeding plumages are included, and distribution maps show the range and frequency of each species. This is an essential guide for any birder contemplating a trip to southern Africa. The only field guide to illustrate every bird species of South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Angola (including Cabinda) 1,250 species illustrated on 84 color plates Buzzards to bustards, flufftails to flycatchers, penguins to pipits, and many more Informative notes directly opposite illustrations succinctly describe each bird's habitat and key physical, behavioral, and vocal characteristics Female or juvenile shown for many species in addition to adult male Subspecies and color variants included Shaded maps showing range and frequency of each species