The Birds of Ecuador: Field Guide Vol II: Field GuidePaperback Birds of Ecuador (Paperback)
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- Publisher: Cornell University Press
- Format: Paperback | 768 pages
- Dimensions: 157mm x 234mm x 53mm | 1,429g
- Publication date: 26 June 2001
- Publication City/Country: Ithaca
- ISBN 10: 0801487218
- ISBN 13: 9780801487217
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: 1909, colour plates
- Sales rank: 63,832
The Birds of Ecuador comprehensively treats the nearly 1600 species of birds that can be found in mainland Ecuador. 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 II, the field guide volume of this two-volume set, contains 96 full-color plates and facing pages of descriptive text, a color map of Ecuador, along with two line drawings of bird anatomy, 115 silhouette outlines, and nearly 1600 distribution maps. All species are illustrated in full color, including migrants and vagrants and visually distinctive subspecies. The text focuses on the field identification aspects of each species, including their behavior, vocalizations, and nest appearance.The two volumes of The Birds of Ecuador are available separately or may be purchased as a slipcased set.
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"Birds of Ecuador is a tremendous and unique resource, not just for people interested in Ecuador, but for anybody interested in the birds of the Andean and Amazonian countries of South America. With its detailed distributional records and some of the first critical appraisals of the birds' subspecies and ecology, Volume One: Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy is for when you have time to really think about the birds. You won't have to lug this volume to the field with you, but you'll still have a convenient resource with which to find out more about the birds." Douglas Stotz, The Chicago Field Museum of Natural History"