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The Birds of Ecuador - Two Volumes: Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy and Field Guide

Ridgely, Robert S. And Paul J. Greenfield

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ISBN 10: 0801487226 / ISBN 13: 9780801487224
Published by Comstock Publishing Associates / Cornell University Press, 2001
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Large paperbacks, 2-volume set housed in the original color-illustrated slipcase, both are first printings as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number lines on the copyright pages, both books and the slipcase are in AS NEW condition, "A monumental work that sets a new standard for South American bird guides. These volumes are a fitting tribute to the authors' passion and commitment to pass on their unparalleled knowledge of one of the world's richest avifaunas," Volume 1: Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy, 848 pages, illustrated with a map, Volume 2: Field Guide, 740 pages, numerous color plates, a great gift/collector's copy. Bookseller Inventory # 036213

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Title: The Birds of Ecuador - Two Volumes: Status, ...

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates / Cornell University Press

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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This two-volume set of The Birds of Ecuador includes Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy, which contains detailed information on the ecology, status, and distribution of all species, and Field Guide, which contains 96 full-color plates and facing pages of descriptive text, a color map of Ecuador, two line drawings of bird anatomy, 115 silhouette outlines, and nearly 1600 distribution maps. All species are illustrated in full color, including migrants and vagrants and visually distinctive subspecies. The text focuses on the field identification aspects of each species, including their behavior, vocalizations, and nest appearance. This set is slipcased.

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"Eagerly awaited though it was, this work surpasses all expectations. On my own past trips into the phenomenal birdland of Ecuador I have longed for good information, and here it is in a double shot: a superb field guide and a thorough reference volume, both indispensable. Robert S. Ridgely and Paul J. Greenfield have done a brilliant job of making this complicated avifauna accessible and understandable for the rest of us. Ornithology, birding, and conservation all stand to benefit tremendously from this landmark work."--Kenn Kaufman, author of Focus Guide to the Birds of North America

"A monumental work that sets a new standard for South American bird guides, Birds of Ecuador fills a hug information vacuum. These volumes are a fitting tribute to the authors' passion and commitment to pass on their unparalleled knowledge of one of the world's richest avifaunas. Ecuador's nearly 1600 bird species are here made accessible in a user-friendly format. Birders, ornithologists, and conservationists alike will all benefit from this landmark publication."--Steve N. G. Howell, author of A Bird-Finding Guide to Mexico

"Birds of Ecuador is a tremendous and unique resource, not just for people interested in Ecuador, but for anybody interested in the birds of the Andean and Amazonian countries of South America. With its beautiful and accurate plates, fine maps, and detailed habitat descriptions, Volume Two: A Field Guide is full of all that's needed to identify the splendid variety of birds in Ecuador."--Douglas Stotz, The Chicago Field Museum of Natural History

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