Birds of Venezuela, 1st Edition

  • Steven Hilty
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  • ISBN-10: 1400834090
  • ISBN-13: 9781400834099
  • DDC: 598.0987
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 878 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Venezuela has an immensely rich bird fauna, with 1,381 known species, many of them found nowhere else in the world. This spectacularly illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide brings together under one cover much of what is known about these species. Its users can identify all the birds in this vast country, from the Caribbean coast in the north to the Amazonian jungles in the south, from the Andes in the west to the Gran Sabana plateau in the east. With a completely new text by Steven Hilty, BIRDS OF VENEZUELA is a greatly expanded and thoroughly reformatted successor to the pioneering Guide to the Birds of Venezuela (Princeton,1978). It includes sixty-seven beautiful color and black-and-white plates, most by the well-known artists John Gwynne and Guy Tudor, as well as numerous line drawings. The plates and drawings together--almost half of them never before published--depict most of Venezuela's bird species. Introductory chapters cover physical geography, climate, biogeography, vegetation and habitats, conservation, migration, and the history of ornithology in Venezuela. A gallery of forty-four stunning color habitat photos and color habitat and relief maps complete the opening section.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures, Photographs, and Table.
Key to Map of Venezuelan Locations.
Symbols and Abbreviations.
1: Plan of the Book.
2: Topography.
3: Climate.
4: Biogeography.
5: Vegetation Zones and Habitat Descriptions.
6: Conservation and National Parks.
7: Migration.
8: History of Ornithological Exploration in Venezuela.
9: Plates.
10: Species Accounts.
11: Tinamiformes.
12: Podicipediformes.
13: Procellariiformes.
14: Pelecaniformes.
15: Anseriformes.
16: Phoenicopteriformes.
17: Ciconiiformes.
18: Falconiformes.
19: Galliformes.
20: Gruiformes.
21: Charadriiformes.
22: Columbiformes.
23: Psittaciformes.
24: Cuculiformes.
25: Strigiformes.
26: Caprimulgiformes.
27: Apodiformes.
28: Trogoniformes.
29: Coraciiformes.
30: Piciformes.
31: Passeriformes Part 1.
32: Passeriformes Part 2.
Speed Index to Commoner Groups.