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The Birds of Ecuador Field Guide
The Birds of Ecuador Field Guide is a long-awaited, monumental work depicting nearly all of the 1,600 species known to have occurred in Ecuador.
Author: Robert Ridgely and Paul Greenfield
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Year of Publication: 2001
768 pp; 96 color plates with 1909 illustrations and range maps
The Birds of Ecuador Field Guide comprehensively treats the nearly 1600 species of birds that can be found in mainland Ecuador.
The authors describe Ecuador this way: “One of the wonders of the natural world. Nowhere else is such incredible avian diversity crammed into such a small country. . . . Birds are, happily, numerous in many parts of Ecuador: even the downtown parks of the big cities such as Quito and Guayaquil host their complement”.
This book is Volume II, the field guide volume of this two-volume set. It contains 96 full-color plates and facing pages of descriptive text, a color map of Ecuador, along with two line drawings of bird anatomy, 115 silhouette outlines, and nearly 1600 distribution maps. All species are illustrated in full color, including migrants and vagrants and visually distinctive subspecies. The text focuses on the field identification aspects of each species, including their behavior, vocalizations, and nest appearance.
∗ “Split” your book and lighten your load!!
For a more portable and convenient alternative to carrying the full field guide, we can “split” your guide. We can remove the 38 color plates that occupy the middle section of the book, bind them in a plastic spiral binding, and do the same with the remaining text. One may choose to carry only the plates with the short descriptions while in the field, leaving the text at the lodge to refer to later – eliminating more than 85% of the weight of the book!
**NOTE: Galápagos birds are not included in the Birds of Ecuador field guide.
|Dimensions||9.2 x 6 x 2.1 in|