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Birds of South America : Passerines

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This comprehensive field guide to the birds of South America covers all 1,952 passerine species to be found south of Panama, including offshore islands such as Trinidad, the Galapagos, and the Falklands, and the islands of the Scotia Arc leading to the Antarctic mainland. It features 197 stunning color plates and detailed species accounts that describe key identification features, habitat, songs, and calls. All plumages for each species are illustrated, including males, females, and juveniles. This easy-to-use guide is the essential travel companion for experienced birdwatchers and novice birders alike. * Combines a clear format with a wealth of detailed information* Features 197 color plates that aid identification* Covers key identification features with information on habitat, songs, and calls* Includes a distribution map for each species
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 127 x 191 x 30.48mm | 482g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 953 Maps
  • 0691167966
  • 9780691167961
  • 377,932

Table of contents

Acknowledgements 9 Introduction 10 Geographical Scope 10 Names and Taxonomy 10 Format of the Species Accounts 10 The Birds in This Book 12 Parts of a Bird 13 Family Descriptions 14 Abbreviations and Symbols 25 Key to the Distribution Maps 25 Species Descriptions and Colour Plates 1 Sapayoa, and Frederickena and Other Antshrikes 26 2 Thamnophilus and Other Antshrikes 28 3 Thamnophilus Antshrikes 30 4 Thamnophilus Antshrikes 32 5 Thamnophilus and Other Antshrikes 34 6 Antvireos and Bushbirds 36 7 Xenornis and Thamnistes Antshrikes, and Epinecrophylla Antwrens 38 8 Myrmotherula Antwrens 40 9 Myrmotherula Antwrens 42 10 Myrmotherula and Other Antwrens 44 11 Herpsilochmus Antwrens 46 12 Herpsilochmus, Microrhopias and Formicivora Antwrens 48 13 Formicivora and Other Antwrens 50 14 Hypocnemis and Other Antwrens 52 15 Terenura and Cercomacra Antwrens 54 16 Cercomacra Antwrens and Fire-eyes 56 17 Myrmoborus and Other Antbirds 58 18 Percnostola and Schistocichla Antbirds 60 19 Myrmeciza Antbirds 62 20 Myrmeciza Antbirds 64 21 Rhegmatorhina and Other Antbirds 66 22 Gymnopithys and Other Antbirds 68 23 Wing-banded Antbird and Gnateaters 70 24 Crescentchests, and Pittasoma and Grallaria Antpittas 72 25 Grallaria Antpittas 74 26 Grallaria Antpittas 76 27 Grallaria and Hylopezus Antpittas 78 28 Hylopezus, Myrmothera and Grallaricula Antpittas 80 29 Grallaricula Antpittas, Bamboowren, and Liosceles and Acropternis Tapaculos 82 30 Pteroptochos and Other Tapaculos 84 31 Eleoscytalopus, Eugralla and Scytalopus Tapaculos 86 32 Scytalopus Tapaculos 88 33 Scytalopus Tapaculos 90 34 Scytalopus Tapaculos 92 35 Scytalopus Tapaculos, and Formicarius and Chamaeza Antthrushes 94 36 Chamaeza Antthrushes and Leaftossers 96 37 Miners 98 38 Earthcreepers and Chilia 100 39 Cinclodes 102 40 Cinclodes and Other Ovenbirds 104 41 Tit-spinetails 106 42 Horneros and Other Ovenbirds 108 43 Synallaxis Spinetails 110 44 Synallaxis Spinetails 112 45 Synallaxis Spinetails 114 46 Synallaxis and Other Ovenbirds 116 47 Cranioleuca Spinetails 118 48 Cranioleuca Spinetails 120 49 Certhiaxis Spinetails, Softtails and Canasteros 122 50 Canasteros 124 51 Canasteros and Thistletails 126 52 Thistletails and Thornbirds 128 53 Thornbirds and Other Ovenbirds 130 54 Graveteiro, Canasteros, Cacholotes and Palmcreeper 132 55 Anabacerthia and Other Ovenbirds 134 56 Foliage-gleaners, Recurvebills, Hookbill and Woodhaunter 136 57 Philydor and Other Foliage-gleaners 138 58 Automolus Foliage-gleaners and Streamcreeper 140 59 Treehunters, Treerunner and Great Xenops 142 60 Xenopses, and Dendrocincla and Other Woodcreepers 144 61 Xiphocolaptes and Other Woodcreepers 146 62 Dendrocolaptes and Other Woodcreepers 148 63 Xiphorhynchus and Lepidocolaptes Woodcreepers 150 64 Lepidocolaptes Woodcreepers and Scythebills 152 65 Phyllomyias Tyrannulets 154 66 Phyllomyias and Tyrannulus Tyrannulets, and Elaenias 156 67 Elaenias 158 68 Elaenias, Ornithion Tyrannulets and Beardlesstyrannulet 160 69 Suiriri Flycatchers, Mecocerculus Tyrannulets and Tit-tyrants 162 70 Tit-tyrants and Serpophaga Tyrannulets 164 71 Serpophaga and Phaeomyias Tyrannulets, Tachuris and Doraditos 166 72 Pygmy-tyrants and Other Tyrant Flycatchers 168 73 Capsiempis and Zimmerius Tyrannulets 170 74 Bristle-tyrants and Phylloscartes Tyrannulets 172 75 Phylloscartes Tyrannulets 174 76 Phylloscartes Tyrannulets, and Mionectes and Leptopogon Flycatchers 176 77 Inezia Tyrannulets and Other Tyrant Flycatchers 178 78 Myiornis and Lophotriccus Pygmy-tyrants, and Bentbills 180 79 Sharp-tailed Tyrant, and Various Pygmy- and Tody-tyrants 182 80 Hemitriccus Tody-tyrants 184 81 Hemitriccus Tody-tyrants and Poecilotriccus Tody-flycatchers 186 82 Various Tody-flycatchers and Black-chested Tyrant 188 83 Tody-flycatchers, Twistwings, Flatbills and Tolmomyias Flycatcher 190 84 Tolmomyias Flycatchers and Spadebills 192 85 Royal Flycatcher and Myiophobus Flycatchers 194 86 Nephelomyias and Other Flycatchers, and Cinnamon Manakin-tyrant 196 87 Empidonax Flycatchers and Pewees 198 88 Negritos and Other Tyrant Flycatchers 200 89 Knipolegus Tyrants 202 90 Ground-tyrants 204 91 Ground-tyrants, Shriketyrants and Bush-tyrants 206 92 Diucon, Monjitas and Other Tyrant Flycatchers 208 93 Bush-tyrants and Other Tyrant Flycatchers 210 94 Chat-tyrants 212 95 Alectrurus, Myiozetetes and Other Tyrant Flycatchers 214 96 Kiskadees and Other Tyrant Flycatchers 216 97 Kingbirds and Other Tyrant Flycatchers 218 98 Rhytipterna Mourners, Sirystes, Casiornises and Other Tyrant Flycatchers 220 99 Myiarchus Flycatchers 222 100 Flatbills and Attilas 224 101 Sharpbill and Fruiteaters 226 102 Fruiteaters, Berryeaters, Plantcutters and Other Cotingas 228 103 Cotingas and Ampelioides Fruiteater 230 104 Cotingas and Cocks-of-therock 232 105 Capuchinbird and Pihas 234 106 Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Fruitcrows, Bellbirds and Umbrellabirds 236 107 Tyrant-manakins and Corapipo Manakins 238 108 Lepidothrix and Other Manakins 240 109 Xenopipo and Other Manakins 242 110 Manacus and Pipra Manakins 244 111 Chiroxiphia and Heterocercus Manakins, and Tityras 246 112 Schiffornises, Laniocera Mourners, Purpletufts and Other Tityras 248 113 Becards 250 114 Becards, Pipriteses, Calyptura, Peppershrikes and Shrike-vireos 252 115 Vireos and Greenlets 254 116 Greenlets 256 117 Greenlets, Horned Lark and Jays 258 118 Jays 260 119 Swallows 262 120 Swallows and Martins 264 121 Swallows 266 122 Troglodytes and Other Wrens 268 123 Campylorhynchus and Other Wrens 270 124 Pheugopedius and Cantorchilus Wrens 272 125 Cantorchilus and Cinnycerthia Wrens 274 126 Henicorhina and Cyphorhinus Wrens, and Gnatwrens 276 127 Gnatcatchers, Donacobius, Dippers and Waxwing 278 128 Nightingale-thrushes, Wood Thrush and Solitaires 280 129 Entomodestes Solitaires and Turdus Thrushes 282 130 Turdus Thrushes 284 131 Turdus Thrushes, Catbird and Thrashers 286 132 Mockingbirds 288 133 Myna, Starling, Wagtail and Pipits 290 134 Cardinals, and Orchesticus and Other Tanagers 292 135 Conothraupis and Other Tanagers 294 136 Olive-green Tanager and Hemispinguses 296 137 Hemispinguses, and Cnemoscopus and Thlypopsis Tanagers 298 138 Tachyphonus and Other Tanagers 300 139 Ramphocelus and Other Tanagers 302 140 Thraupis and Other Tanagers 304 141 Bangsia and Other Tanagers 306 142 Anisognathus and Other Tanagers 308 143 Iridosornis and Other Tanagers 310 144 Tangara Tanagers 312 145 Tangara Tanagers 314 146 Tangara Tanagers 316 147 Tangara Tanagers 318 148 Tangara Tanagers and Dacnises 320 149 Dacnises and Honeycreepers 322 150 Conebills 324 151 Hemithraupis and Other Tanagers 326 152 Flowerpiercers 328 153 Flowerpiercers and Other Tanagers, and Bananaquit 330 154 Grassquits, Vegetarian Finch and Tree-finches 332 155 Warbler-finches, Groundfinches, Cactus-finches and Saltator Grosbeaks 334 156 Saltators 336 157 Saltators, Chaco Finch, Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak and Various Sparrows 338 158 Blue Finch and Sierra-finches 340 159 Sierra-finches, Diuca-finches and Other Finches 342 160 Inca-finches, Grassquit and Other Finches 344 161 Warbling-finches 346 162 Warbling-finches, Mountain-finches and Grass-finches 348 163 Yellow-finches 350 164 Yellow-finches, Pampa-finches and Sporophila Seedeaters 352 165 Sporophila Seedeaters 354 166 Sporophila Seedeaters 356 167 Sporophila and Dolospingus Seedeaters, and Seed-finches 358 168 Tanager Finch, Catamenia Seedeaters and Arremon Sparrows 360 169 Arremon Sparrows 362 170 Arremonops Sparrows and Brushfinches 364 171 Brushfinches 366 172 Brushfinches and Coal-crested Finch 368 173 Coryphaspiza and Coryphospingus Finches, and Bush-tanagers 370 174 Piranga Tanagers and Ant-tanagers 372 175 Chlorothraupis and Other Tanagers, Pheucticus Grosbeaks and Chat 374 176 Vermilion Cardinal, Amaurospiza Seedeaters, Cyanocompsa and Other Grosbeaks, and Dicksissel 376 177 Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Parulas and Other Wood-warblers 378 178 Dendroica Warblers 380 179 Dendroica and Other Warblers 382 180 Willsonia and Other Warblers 384 181 Redstarts 386 182 Basileuterus Warblers 388 183 Basileuterus Warblers 390 184 Oropendolas 392 185 Caciques and Oriole Blackbird 394 186 Troupials and Orioles 396 187 Orioles, Grackles, and Curaeus and Other Blackbirds 398 188 Agelasticus and Other Blackbirds, and Marshbirds 400 189 Molothrus Cowbirds, and Sturnella Blackbirds and Meadowlarks 402 190 Bay-winged Cowbird, Quiscalus Grackles, Bobolink, Carduelis Finches and Siskins 404 191 Siskins, Goldfinch and Euphonias 406 192 Euphonias 408 193 Euphonias and Chlorophonias 410 194 Introduced and Unconfirmed Species 412 195 Unconfirmed Species 414 196 New Species 416 197 Possible New Species 418 Glossary 420 Bibliography 421 Index 422
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One of Audubon's 12 Best Bird Books of 2015 "This book looks to be a must have in your library."--William Saur, Passionate Birder Blog "Very easy to flick through and get a quick impression of what may be unfamiliar families."--Birdwatch "The ideal guide to take on your travels."--British Ornithologists' Union "This guide, by award-winning author and illustrator Ber van Perlo, includes all 1,952 passerine species found in south Panama, along with islands such as Trinidad, the Falklands, and the Galapagos."--Emily Silber, Audubon.com "Making sense out of 1,952 species of anything is a monumental task, but Perlo ... has done just that in this excellent guide... He also illustrated the volume. Remarkable... This book will probably become a must-have field guide for birding enthusiasts visiting South America, and will be found in all libraries with significant ornithological holdings."--P. K. Lago, Choice
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About Ber Van Perlo

Ber van Perlo is the award-winning author and illustrator of Birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific; Birds of Eastern Africa; Birds of Southern Africa; Birds of Western and Central Africa; and Birds of Mexico and Central America (all Princeton).
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