Birds of Chile: Including the Antartic Peninsular, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia

Birds of Chile: Including the Antartic Peninsular, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia

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By (author) Alvaro Jaramillo, By (author) Peter Burke, Illustrated by David Beadle

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  • Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 15mm | 450g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0713646888
  • ISBN 13: 9780713646887
  • Illustrations note: 98 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 145,823

Product description

This is a field guide covering all species occurring in the country of Chile. Chile holds a great diversity of habitat types, from the Andes in the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierra del Fuego in the far south. Chile supports an interesting range of breeding and visiting birds, including nine species found nowhere else in the world. This guide features concise, identification-focused text positioned opposite the colour plates to allow quick and easy reference. Detailed distribution maps are provided for every species, completing the essential field guide to the birds of this spectacular and tourist-friendly country. 'This is the best field guide published thus far to the birds of southern South America.' www.worldtwitch.com (June 2004)

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Alvaro Jaramillo was born in Chile, and during his ornithological career he has studied birds and led birding tours all over North and South America. His other books include New World Blackbirds (Helm).

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'If you are going to Chile... this is certainly the book to take.' Scottish Bird News (June 2004) 'This book fills a niche and will be a 'must have' for anyone visiting the region.' Wildfowl & Wetlands (Summer 2004) 'This guide is a must-have for birding in Chile! "Birds of Chile" is a most welcome addition to the well-known Helm Guides.' Ostrich 2004, 75 (1&2) '...The essential field guide to the birds of this spectacular and tourist-friendly country.' birdtours.co.uk (April 2004) 'The long awaited, pocket-sized "Birds of Chile" attains a particularly high standard among field guides... "Birds of Chile" is an important addition to Neotropical and ocean ornithology.' Ibis (British Ornithologists' Union) 2004