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Birds of South America:
Ber van Perlo

One of Audubon’s 12 Best Bird Books of 2015

Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 | ISBN: 9780691167961
464 pp. | 5 x 7 1/2 | 197 color plates. 1,952 maps.
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This comprehensive field guide to the birds of South America covers all 1,952 passerine species to be found south of Panama, including offshore islands such as Trinidad, the Galapagos, and the Falklands, and the islands of the Scotia Arc leading to the Antarctic mainland. It features 197 stunning color plates and detailed species accounts that describe key identification features, habitat, songs, and calls. All plumages for each species are illustrated, including males, females, and juveniles. This easy-to-use guide is the essential travel companion for experienced birdwatchers and novice birders alike.

  • Combines a clear format with a wealth of detailed information
  • Features 197 color plates that aid identification
  • Covers key identification features with information on habitat, songs, and calls
  • Includes a distribution map for each species

Ber van Perlo is the award-winning author and illustrator of Birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific; Birds of Eastern Africa; Birds of Southern Africa; Birds of Western and Central Africa; and Birds of Mexico and Central America (all Princeton).


"This book looks to be a must have in your library."--William Saur, Passionate Birder Blog

"Very easy to flick through and get a quick impression of what may be unfamiliar families."--Birdwatch

"The ideal guide to take on your travels."--British Ornithologists' Union

"This guide, by award-winning author and illustrator Ber van Perlo, includes all 1,952 passerine species found in south Panama, along with islands such as Trinidad, the Falklands, and the Galapagos."--Emily Silber,

"Making sense out of 1,952 species of anything is a monumental task, but Perlo . . . has done just that in this excellent guide. . . . He also illustrated the volume. Remarkable. . . . This book will probably become a must-have field guide for birding enthusiasts visiting South America, and will be found in all libraries with significant ornithological holdings."--P. K. Lago, Choice

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Map of South America
Map of South America
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Synallaxis and other Ovenbirds
Synallaxis & Ovenbirds
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Parts of a bird
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