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Birds of Peru
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Birds of Peru is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse, neotropical landscape. It features every one of Peru's 1,817 bird species and shows the distinct plumages of each in 307 superb, high-quality color plates. Concise descriptions and color distribution maps are located opposite the plates, making this book much easier to use in the field than standard neotropical field guides. This fully revised paperback edition includes twenty-five additional species.

  • A comprehensive guide to all 1,817 species found in Peru--one fifth of the world's birds--with subspecies, sexes, age classes, and morphs fully illustrated
  • Designed especially for field use, with vivid descriptive information and helpful identification tips opposite color plates
  • Detailed species accounts, including a full-color distribution map
  • Includes 25 additional species not covered in the first edition
  • Features 3 entirely new plates and more than 25 additional illustrations

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. 5
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  1. Foreword
  2. Dr. Antonio Brack Egg
  3. p. 6
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  1. Preface
  2. p. 7
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 8-11
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. 12
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  1. How to Use This Book
  2. pp. 12-17
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  1. Topography of Peru
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. Habitats of Peru
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. Glossary of Bird Topography
  2. pp. 22-25
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  1. Molts and Plumages
  2. p. 26
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  1. Cautionary Note Regarding Seabird Identification
  2. p. 27
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  1. Conservation
  2. pp. 27-29
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  1. Species Accounts
  2. pp. 30-643
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  1. Vocal Credits
  2. p. 644
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  1. Vocal References
  2. p. 645
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  1. Artists’ Credits
  2. p. 646
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 647-664
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