Helm Identification Guide: Cotingas and Manakins
Two decades ago the species covered in this book were generally considered to comprise two families, but ongoing molecular work has revealed much about the relationships of these birds. One new family has been erected (the Tityridae) and another more widely recognised (Oxyruncidae). These and other results spawned principally by genetic research mean that this diverse assemblage of species is now considered to belong to at least five different families.
This title represents the definitive work on those jewels of the Neotropics, looking in detail at more than 130 species. These range from some of the rarest and most enigmatic birds in the world to some of the best studied of all tropical species. Many are breathtakingly colourful and ornate, but some are dowdy and difficult to see. The authors have leant heavily on the published literature, but have also included many personal, previously unpublished data, based on both field and museum studies.
- ISBN: 9780713660258
- Author(s): Guy Kirwan, Graeme Green
- Illustrator(s): Eustace Barnes
- Stock Code: 3660258
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations, Colour photographs
- Pages: 624
- Published: 2011