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The subantarctic forests of South America are the world’s southernmost forested ecosystems. The birds have sung in these austral forests for millions of years; the Yahgan and Mapuche peoples have handed down their bird stories from generation to generation for hundreds of years. In Multi-ethnic Bird Guide of the Subantarctic Forests of South America, Ricardo Rozzi and his collaborators present a unique combination of bird guide and cultural ethnography. The book includes entries on fifty bird species of southern Chile and Argentina, among them the Magellanic Woodpecker, Rufous-Legged Owl, Ringed Kingfisher, Buff-Necked Ibis, Giant Hummingbird, and Andean Condor. Each bird is named in Yahgan, Mapudungun, Spanish, English, and scientific nomenclature, followed by a description, full color photographs, the bird’s distribution map, habitat and lifestyle, and its history in the region. Each entry is augmented further with indigenous accounts of the bird in history and folklore. “Highly original in its approach of combining information on natural history and biodiversity with information on the region’s human cultural and linguistic diversity.”—Chris Elphick, coauthor of The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. vii
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  1. FOREWORD
  2. pp. 9-11
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  1. PREFACE
  2. p. 13
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 15-37
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  1. BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF
  2. pp. 38-39
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  1. BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF THE Mapuche Bird-Man or Üñümche
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. Explanation of the Layout Forest Birds
  2. pp. 42-46
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  1. I. BIRDS OF THE FOREST INTERIOR
  2. pp. 47-76
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  1. II. OWLS AND FOREST INTERIOR BIRDS OF PREY
  2. pp. 77-92
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  1. III. WETLAND BIRDS, ASSOCIATED WITH RIPARIAN, COASTAL OR PRAIRIE HABITATS
  2. pp. 93-122
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  1. IV. BIRDS OF THE FOREST MARGINS
  2. pp. 123-182
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  1. V. RAPTORS OF THE FORESTS AND ADJACENT HABITATS
  2. pp. 183-210
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  1. THE VOICES AND STORIES MUST CONTINUE
  2. pp. 211-212
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. 213-215
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  1. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 216-223
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  1. PARTICIPANTS
  2. p. 224
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  1. IMAGE CREDITS
  2. pp. 225-226
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  1. INDEXES
  2. pp. 227-231
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  1. RECORDING INDEX
  2. pp. 232-233
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574413458
Related ISBN
9781574412826
MARC Record
OCLC
794700549
Pages
236
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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