Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Peru
A country of huge scenic diversity, Peru is a birdwatcher's paradise and a popular tourist destination. It is home to about 1,800 different types of birds from the mighty Andean Condor to a dazzling variety of jewel-like hummingbirds. Many birds can be seen in the capital city of Lima, with Vermilion Flycatchers in the parks and gardens, Canary-winged Parakeets in the streets and Inca Terns and Peruvian Pelicans along the shoreline. Deep in the forests of the Amazon basin are birds of great variety and beauty: antpittas, trogons, manakins, motmots and cocks-of-the-rock. This concise and easy-to-use guide features 252 of Peru's most interesting and spectacular birds, with each illustrated in full colour and with key information on identification, habitat and distribution. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Peru to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.
- ISBN: 9781472932167
- Author(s): Clive Byers
- Stock Code: 2932167
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs
- Pages: 144
- Published: 2016
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Covers every species recorded for Peru. Text opposite plate for easy reference.
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Provides identifying information on the most frequently encountered species of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. Colour photographs and illustrations, 520pp. 2004
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Peru has over 1700 bird species and boasts 114 endemics making it a priority destination for world birders. The country enjoys a very wide range of habitat types from snow-capped Andean peaks through dry desert coast lines to tropical rainforests. The book includes an annotated checklist of every bird known to occur in Peru a gazetteer of all localities mentioned in the text and details of important birding sites and accomodations. Almost 500 of the endemics & specialities are illustrated in full colour on 32 plates by Eustace Barnes.