Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Title

1) Ascanio, David et al.. Birds of Venezuela (Helm Field Guides). 2017. Bloomsbury. Paperback: 592 pages. Price: $54.00 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Covering the sixth largest avifauna in the world, this important new guide is essential for anyone exploring the diverse habitats of this beautiful South American country. Birds of Venezuela - complete with authoritative text and superb colour plates - will ensure that this top birding destination is made accessible to all.
     This field guide has 248 colour plates illustrating more than 1,400 species, covering racial, sexual and seasonal plumage variations. Accompanying text is placed on facing pages for easy reference providing key information, voice and status of all species and subspecies found in the region, including Venezuela's 45 endemic species. Detailed colour distribution maps are provided for every species.
RECOMMENDATION: This book is more compact and up to date than the Hilty guide.

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