The Birds of Panama

The Birds of Panama : A Field Guide

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The isthmus of Panama, where North and South America meet, hosts more bird species than all of North America. More accessible than ever to birdwatchers and other ecotourists, the country has become a premier neotropical birding and nature tourism destination in recent years. The Birds of Panama will be an essential tool for the new generation of birders traveling in search of Panama's spectacular avifauna.

This user-friendly, portable, and affordable identification guide features:

*large color illustrations of more than 900 species;

*the first range maps published to show the distribution of Panama's birds;

*concise text that describes field marks for identification, as well as habitat, behavior, and vocalizations;


*range maps and species accounts face illustration pages for quick, easy reference;

*the inclusion of North American migrants and seabirds, as well as female and juvenile plumage variations;


*an up-to-date species list for the country that reflects recent additions, taxonomic splits, and other changes in classification.

Panama's unique geography, small size, and varied habitats make it possible to see a vast diversity of birds within a short time. Its western and central areas harbor representatives of species found in Central America; species characteristic of South America may be found in the east. In the winter, birds from northern climes are commonly found in Panama as migrants. This is the one field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in Panama's diverse habitats.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 793.78g
  • Comstock Publishing Associates
  • Ithaca, United States
  • English
  • 1823 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0801476747
  • 9780801476747
  • 208,553

Table of contents

Map of Panama

Introduction

Anatomical Features

Adult Vultures and Raptors in Flight


Species Accounts and Illustrations

Tinamous

Ducks

Curassows, Chachalacas & Guans

Quails

Grebes

Shearwaters & Petrels

Storm-Petrels

Tropicbirds

Boobies & Gannets

Pelicans

Albatrosses

Cormorants

Darters

Frigatebirds

Herons & Egrets

Storks

Ibises & Spoonbills

New World Vultures

Hawks, Eagles & Kites

Falcons & Caracaras

Sunbittern

Rails, Gallinules & Coots

Finfoots

Limpkin

Plovers & Lapwings

Oystercatchers

Stilts & Avocats

Jacanas

Sandpipers & Allies

Gulls, Terns & Skimmers

Skuas & Jaegers

Pigeons & Doves

Parrots

Cuckoos

Barn Owls

Typical Owls

Nightjars

Potoos

Oilbird

Swifts

Hummingbirds

Trogons

Motmots

Kingfishers

Puffbirds

Jacamars

Barbets & Toucans

Woodpeckers

Ovenbirds & Woodcreepers

Typical Antbirds

Antthrushes

Gnateaters

Antpittas

Tapaculos

Broadbills

Tryant Flycatchers

Becards, Tityra & Others

Cotingas

Manakins

Vireos

Sharpbill

Crows & Jays

Swallows

Donocobins

Wrens

Dippers

Gnatwrens & Gnatcatchers

Thrushes

Mockingbirds & Allies

Pipis & Wagtails

Waxwings

Silky-flycatchers

Wood-Warblers

Tanagers

Bananaquit

Saltators

Seedeaters, Finches & Sparrows

Grosbeaks, Buntings & Allies

Old World Sparrows

New World Orioles & Blackbirds

Goldfinches & Euphonias


Acknowledgments

Appendix: Additional Species

Glossary

Checklist of the Birds of Panama

Index of Common and Scientific Names

About the Author and Illustrator
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Review quote

"Angehr and Dean have created an accurate, portable guide that will prove very useful to birders and casual observers wishing to savor the avian diversity of Panama."-Choice (August 2011)
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About George Richard Angehr

Robert Dean is an avid birder and natural history illustrator.He is the illustrator of Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao: A Site and Field Guide,The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide, The Birds of Panama: A Field Guide, and The Wildlife of Costa Rica: A Field Guide, all from Cornell.
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