A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil

Boka beskriver og illustrerer alle Brasils 1820 arter og flere underarter med 187 fargeplansjer, kart og beskrivelse med lyder og habitatpreferanser. De 218 endemene i landet er viet spesiell oppmerksomhet.

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Varenummer: 819004 Kategori:
Antall sider:496
Fotos - illustrasjoner:187 f-plansjer, 1791 kart
Forlag:Oxford (USA)
Forfatter:Ber van Perlo


  • First comprehensive field guide to
    the birds of Brazil

  • Illustrates and describes every
    bird species and many subspecies found in Brazil

  • Information on features, habitat,
    voice, distribution

  • 187 full-color plates
  • Color range maps for all listed

  • Special attention to the 218
    endemics of Brazil

  • Portuguese and English names given
    for the most frequently used terms

  • This book is the first
    comprehensive field guide to the birds of Brazil, featuring
    187 beautifully drawn full-color plates with 1820 species
    accounts, including a distribution map for each species

  • contains information on bird
    features, habitat, calls, and species distribution, and pays
    special attention to the species endemic to Brazil

  • Species names are given in both
    English and Portuguese, and frequently used terms are
    translated in an appendix.

Brazil’s bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And
yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this
splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now.
The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the
full range of bird life in this vast and varied country. The
more than 1800 up-to-date accounts treat the Yellow-nosed
Albatross to the Sombre Hummingbird, the Ash-throated Gnat-eater
to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Nighthawks and Jacamars to
Motmots, Puffbirds, and Peppershrikes. They are all here–every
species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil–with
special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics. The book
is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the
commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use.
Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make
the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each
bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as
well as detailed information on measurement; identifying
features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show
the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and
occurrence, essential for finding and identifying specific
birds. From the equatorial North to the tropics, the
introductory paragraphs set the stage in describing Brazil’s
varied biogeography, climate, geomorphology, and natural
vegetation. A list of protected areas of Brazil, information on
relevant national and international organizations, a
bibliography and further references, and an English-Portuguese
dictionary of frequently used terms enhance the user-friendly
Anyone wishing to fully explore the fabulously varied bird life
of Brazil will find this light-weight, easy-to-use, attractive
guide an invaluable field companion.



Readership: Students and scholars of
ornithology, general readers interested in Brazilian natural