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The Birds of Ecuador. Volume II. Field Guide.

Ridgely, Robert S.; Greenfield, Paul J.

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ISBN 10: 0801487218 / ISBN 13: 9780801487217
Editorial: Comstock Publishing Ass, Ithaca, NY, 2001
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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HEAVY. xvii, 740pp, index, bibliography, hundreds distribution maps, 96 col plates, num bw ills. Or pictorial card covers. Prev owners initials on first (blank) page. Superb field guide with many many hundreds of species illustrated in colour in the 96 colour plates. Size: Sml 4to. N° de ref. de la librería 014044

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Título: The Birds of Ecuador. Volume II. Field Guide...

Editorial: Comstock Publishing Ass, Ithaca, NY

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Soft Cover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Edición: First Paperback.

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"The Field Guide volume, 'intended primarily for field use, ' contains plates, distribution maps, and text geared toward the identification of all the birds of Ecuador (excluding the Galapagos Islands). Its companion, Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy, suggested 'for your library (or hotel room or even car), ' covers the occurrence and systematics of these same species. Undoubtedly, the field guide will be the volume most often consulted; an excellent aid for field identification of Ecuadorian birds, it will also be useful in much of Colombia, northern Peru, and western Brazil. Illustrations make or break a field guide. The 96 color plates, all by Greenfield, are vibrant, clear, and very effective. They depict nearly the entire avifauna, including migrants and species known in Ecuador only from a single record. They also show many rarely illustrated plumages (such as in the highly polymorphic hawks and eagles). . . . The Field Guide will be indispensable to all field biologists and birdwatchers visiting Ecuador and northwestern South America." Thomas S. Schulenberg, Science, September 14, 2001"

"What Ridgely and Greenfield have produced is arguably the most important publication on birds in the region since the appearance of Wetmore's . . . treatise on the birds of Panama a half-century ago. . . . The accounts are compacted but chock-full of information, covering status, habitat, field marks, similar species, habits, and voice. Despite the fact that this is a superb field guide, . . . it is the companion volume that elevates these books to a rarefied standing. This book} consists of accounts for all the species in the field guide. . . . The second volume makes this set more than just a field guide and handbook. It makes it perhaps the single most important reference for students, professionals, and bird watchers interested in the birds of South America, one that will be a first source for decades." Eirik A.T. Blom, Bird Watcher's Digest, November/December 2001"

"This long awaited, monumental two volume set reveals the ornithological secrets and diversity of this small Latin American nation. . . . The two amassed so much information, they could not fit it in one book. . . . The Birds of Ecuador is an incredible achievement and is most highly recommended." Dan R. Kunkle, Wildlife Activist, No. 43, Autumn 2001"

"The long awaited Birds of Ecuador is finally out and the results are well worth the wait. The 2-volume set is a massive piece of work and the authors intended the 2-volume set to be used by both traveling birders and ornithologists. . . . Both volumes complement each other perfectly and are well worth the price. These volumes add tremendously to the available information of South American avifauna." Oscar Carmona. Surfbirds Book Reviews, October 2001"

"This outstanding work is the culmination of a 20-year collaboration between Ridgely . . . and Greenfield. . . . Indispensable for those planning to do bird work in Ecuador or surrounding countries. Should be in every library with major holdings on bird life or tropical ecology." Choice, February 2002"

"Many of us can only long to travel to exotic birding places in South America, . . . but Ridgely and Greenfield live the dream and generously share it with us through their exquisite writings and paintings. . . . In summary, this is a thorough and thoughtful production that not only provides useful and complete information, but does so in a user-friendly manner. . . . The decades-long wait for these volumes has been worth it!" Geoff Carpentier, Birders Journal, Vol. 10, No. 6, December 2001/January 2002"

"Eagerly awaited though it was, this work surpasses all expectations. On my own past trips into the phenomenal birdland of Ecuador I have longed for good information, and here it is in a double shot: a superb field guide and a thorough reference volume, both indispensable. Robert S. Ridgely and Paul J. Greenfield have done a brilliant job of making this complicated avifauna accessible and understandable for the rest of us. Ornithology, birding, and conservation all stand to benefit tremendously from this landmark work." Kenn Kaufman, author of Focus Guide to the Birds of North America"

"A monumental work that sets a new standard for South American bird guides, Birds of Ecuador fills a huge information vacuum. These volumes are a fitting tribute to the authors' passion and commitment to pass on their unparalleled knowledge of one of the world's richest avifaunas. Those who have not survived such a project cannot imagine the magnitude of this undertaking Ecuador's nearly 1600 bird species are here made accessible in a user-friendly format. Birders, ornithologists, and conservationists alike will all benefit from this landmark publication." Steve N. G. Howell, author of A Bird-Finding Guide to Mexico"

"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"

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