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Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia

Miles McMullan, Alonso Quevedo & Thomas Donegan

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Type: Books

Vendor: Fundación ProAves

Year: 2010

Pages: 250

Language: English

Dimensions: 8.3 x 4.9 x 0.6 in


The world’s most bird-rich nation finally has a new field guide. The book is easy to use and constitutes the first pocket field guide for the world’s most diverse avifauna.

The field guide includes original illustrations of all the country’s 1,879 bird species, including those of the Colombian mainland, coast, oceans and offshore islands. Also, there are up-to-date distribution maps and even undescribed species.

The last Field Guide to Colombian birds was published in 1986. Twenty-five years later, there are more than 150 additional species which have been recorded in Colombia, making this field guide a great step forwards for the world’s most important country in terms of bird diversity.

Plates are arranged to show species names, illustrations, maps, text, field notes and notes on endemics and threat status side by side in a single information cell. Emphasis is placed on features that will be most useful in the field.

At 250 pages long and just 21.0 x 12.5 cm, it is the first genuinely pocket-sized comprehensive field-guide for one of the biggest neotropical avifaunas. Part of the profits from this book will support the pioneering conservation work of ProAves in Colombia.

You may be interested in the spanish edition: Guía de Campo de las Aves de Colombia


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