Princeton Nature

Birds of South America: Passerines

    Illustrated by
  • Ber van Perlo

The essential field guide to South American passerines


Sep 1, 2015
5 x 7.5 in.
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

Awards and Recognition

  • One of Audubon’s 12 Best Bird Books of 2015