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Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia - 2nd Edition

Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia - 2nd Edition

Miles McMullan, Thomas M Donegan, Alonso Quevedo, Avery Bartels & Trevor Ellery

With this book, the authors have tried to strip away some of the complexity of Colombia's unparalleled avian diversity to make a simple, fun and easy tool that anyone can drop in their daypack and use in the field. Moreover, they believe the broad appeal of a concise and simple format welcomes more newcomers to the fold and these are the birders and conservationists of tomorrow. All birds are illustrated, including confusing subspecies and many unrecorded species which may soon be discovered around Colombia's borders. A single cell brings together all the information for each species: illustrations, maps, text, fieldnotes, notes on voice, endemism and threat status.

All the publisher's profits from this book go towards the conservation of threatened birds in Colombia.

The second edition has expanded from 250 to 391 pages with 1300 species being repainted while an additional 50 new species have been added that are newly recorded in Colombia from just the past four years. The new guide also includes notes on where to find birds in Colombia and also several pages dedicated to mammals.

4500 colour illustrations (over 3500 new), almost 2000 colour range maps & a new mammal ID section with 60 common species.

"This edition is larger, partly to accommodate even more species (there are 50 additions to the Colombia list) which means the book now covers a staggering 1 900 species (i.e. almost 20% of the world's total) and also because fewer species now occupy each page. The average of about six species per page (including illustrations, text and map) puts this Guide on a par with many of the best around the world. This has meant that the book has become a bit bigger in page count and weight, but at 600g it still is easily carried into the field."

 - Martin Kelsey, Ibis 157(2), April 2015

391 pages.

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