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Birds of Central America : Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama

Author: A C Vallely; Dale Dyer, (Artist)
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Princeton field guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Central AmericaBirds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide to the avifauna of the entire region, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Handy and compact, the book presents text and illustrations for nearly 1,200 resident and migrant species, and information on all rare vagrants. Two hundred sixty  Read more...
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Vallely, A.C. (Andrew C.).
Birds of Central America.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017959777
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A C Vallely; Dale Dyer, (Artist)
ISBN: 9780691184159 0691184151
OCLC Number: 1054128595
Description: 1 online resource (584 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Scope of the book; Plan of the book; Geography of Central America; Biogeography and subregions of Central America; Species Accounts; Marginal, Dubious, and Hypothetical Species; Taxonomic Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Princeton field guides.
Responsibility: Andrew C. Vallely and Dale Dyer.
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The first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Central AmericaBirds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide to the avifauna of the entire region, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Handy and compact, the book presents text and illustrations for nearly 1,200 resident and migrant species, and information on all rare vagrants. Two hundred sixty detailed plates on convenient facing-page spreads depict differing ages and sexes for each species, with a special focus on geographic variation. The guide also contains up-to-date range maps and concise notes on distribution, habitat, behavior, and voice. An introduction provides a brief overview of the region's landscape, climate, and biogeography. The culmination of more than a decade of research and field experience, Birds of Central America is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the bird life of this part of the world. Detailed information on the entire avifauna of Central America260 beautiful color platesRange maps, text, and illustrations presented on convenient facing-page spreadsUp-to-date notes on distribution supported by an extensive bibliographySpecial focus on geographic variation of bird species.

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"[An] excellent and innovative field guide covering the avifauna of the land bridge between North and South America with long coastlines on both the Caribbean and the Pacific."---Allen Hale, The Read more...

 
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