Birds of South America
Passerines
Ber van Perlo

Editions

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
Parts of a bird
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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).