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Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America: The Passerines
Recognizing the need for a more compact guide that birders can take into the field, Ridgely and Tudor extracted and updated the essential identification information from The Birds of South America to create The Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America. Excellent guide.
Author: Robert Ridgely
Illustrator: Guy Tudor
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Year of Publication: 2009
760 pp., 256 color plates
Recognizing the need for a more compact guide that birders can take into the field, Ridgely and Tudor extracted and updated the essential identification information from both volumes of The Birds of South America to create The Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America.
With the publication of the landmark volumes The Birds of South America: The Oscine Passerines (1989) and The Birds of South America II: The Suboscine Passerines (1994), Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor established themselves as the leading authorities on the songbirds of South America.
Reviewers hailed the volumes as the essential reference works for professional ornithologists and avocational birders alike, and they remain the only volumes that provide full scientific coverage of the continent’s passerines.
∗ “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 256 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 70% of the weight of the book!
|Dimensions||9.1 × 5.9 × 1.6 in|