Birds of Northern South America

An Identification Guide, Volume 1: Species Accounts

Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner, and Miguel Lentino

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February 28, 2007
880 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
98 line, 1 b/w h/t, 4 color
ISBN: 9780300108620
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Winner of the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for Nature Guidebooks

The two companion volumes of this extensive and detailed guide make a groundbreaking contribution to bird guide literature: they not only provide detailed accounts of every known bird species in the vast region from Ecuador to French Guiana but also, for the first time, illustrate virtually every plumage variation in full color. The illustrations include adult males and females where different as well as intermediate plumages, juveniles, subspecies, morphs and other variants, and several hypothetical and unconfirmed species. In all, nearly 6,400 birds are depicted. Black-and-white drawings of significant aspects of plumage or behavior are also provided, as are color maps showing river systems, political boundaries and the confirmed distribution of all the species.
Volume 1 presents extensive species accounts, including information on habitat, vocalization, nomenclature, and the very latest taxonomy to subspecies level. An up-to-date discography lists all published CDs that contain recordings of birds of northern South America. Volume 2, designed for use in the field, contains complete range maps, Robin Restall’s immaculate and jewel-like paintings, and information about specific marks, habitat, and behavior to aid in identification.

Robin Restall is executive director, Clemencia Rodner is research associate, and Miguel Lentino is scientific director at the Phelps Institute for Ornithological Studies, Caracas, Venezuela.

“No other work offers as complete an overview of plumages. An important resource for birders and ornithologists.”—Noble Proctor, ornithologist

“I predict that every serious birder and ornithologist visiting northern South America will carry this invaluable guide.”—Robert Askins, ornithologist/x-tad-bigger>/bigger>/bigger>/bigger>/fontfamily>

"A brilliant and original work destined to become a classic reference for museum and field workers alike."—Steve Hilty, author of Birds of Venezuela 

"These two volumes provide a fine distillation of experience and  fact. . . . [They] should become as essential as binoculars for anyone who studies birds in the region."—New Scientist

"On a recent trip to Guyana, Volume 2 proved to be an indispensable book to have along. . . . This is truly . . . a groundbreaking book. . . . It is an impressive and very valuable contribution to the literature on Neotropical birds and I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in the region."—Frank Lam, WorldTwitch

"This remarkable work consists of two volumes: the first with written descriptions of the birds, and the second with color plates portraying over 2,300 species in almost every distinct plumage.  Quite simply, Birds of Northern South America is a tour de force. "—From the National Outdoor Book Award Citation 

"An indispensable addition to the myriad birdlife of the region."—Charles E. Keller, Indiana Audobon Quarterly

Winner of the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for Nature Guidebooks


Sales Restrictions: For sale in North America, South America, and the Philippines exclusively. Not for sale in the European Union and British Commonwealth, except Canada.
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