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Ideal for the travelling birdwatcher, this useful guide provides a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of bird-life to be found in Costa Rica. Over 250 native species are included in the book, each description supported by a clear colour photograph taken where possible in the bird's natural Costa Rican habitat. As well as the commoner species likely to be encountered - colourful birds such as the Blue-grey Tanager, Social Flycatcher, Kiskadee, Clay-coloured Robin and Rufous-collared Sparrow - the guide also focuses on endemics, such as Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager, and endangered species, such as the Bare-necked Umbrellabird and Three-wattled Bellbird.About the Author:
Michael and Patricia are trained zoologists, whose knowledge contributes to the intimate images of wildlife they create. They concentrate their work in rainforests and deserts, the habitats they most enjoy, and their pictures have been published widely internationally. Previous books as author/photographer include Costa Rica; Wildlife of the National Parks & Reserves (Fundacion Neotropica), and as photographer, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica by Jay M. Savage (University of Chicago Press).
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