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Corrie Herring Hooks Series #62: Birds of Tropical America: A Watcher's Introduction to Behavior, Breeding, and Diversity

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Publisher Comments:

Birds of Tropical America was published by Chapters Publishing in 1994 and went out of print in 1997. UT Press is pleased to reissue it with a new epilogue and updated references.

Synopsis:

Birds of Tropical America offers a comprehensive look into the lives of some of the most fascinating birds in the world. The book will entertain and educate the amateur birder and professional ornithologist alike and would be a valuable addition to libraries at home and university. — Condor Hilty, who has led birding expeditions to Central and South America and the Caribbean, supplies not a field guide to species identification but rather a natural history of tropical birds. He writes about tropical diversity, nesting habits, the structure of a rain forest bird community, biogeography, Andean genealogy, bird migration within the tropics, bird color and patterns, seed dispersal, foraging techniques, courtship rituals, and song patterns. This is a fascinating book for enthusiastic birders and stay-at-home naturalists alike. — Booklist Hilty] deals with such fascinating topics as why there are so many species in tropical America, why antbirds don't eat ants, why there are so many flycatchers, why tropical birds are so colorful (or not), how hummingbirds survive and even prosper in the Andes, and what makes manakins and cotingas do their curious songs and dances. He writes with knowledge, grace, and humor....After Alexander] Skutch, Hilty is the finest synthesizer and popularizer of the life of Neotropical birds. — Birding

Birds of Tropical America was published by Chapters Publishing in 1994 and went out of print in 1997. UT Press is pleased to reissue it with a new epilogue and updated references.

Synopsis:

Originally published: Shelburne, Vt.: Chapters, c1994, in series: The curious naturalist series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292706736
Author:
Wolf, Mimi Hoppe
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Illustrator:
Wolf, Mimi Hoppe
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Birds -- Latin America.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Series:
Corrie Herring Hooks Series
Series Volume:
62
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.14x6.30x.74 in. .91 lbs.

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Product details 312 pages University of Texas Press - English 9780292706736 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Birds of Tropical America offers a comprehensive look into the lives of some of the most fascinating birds in the world. The book will entertain and educate the amateur birder and professional ornithologist alike and would be a valuable addition to libraries at home and university. — Condor Hilty, who has led birding expeditions to Central and South America and the Caribbean, supplies not a field guide to species identification but rather a natural history of tropical birds. He writes about tropical diversity, nesting habits, the structure of a rain forest bird community, biogeography, Andean genealogy, bird migration within the tropics, bird color and patterns, seed dispersal, foraging techniques, courtship rituals, and song patterns. This is a fascinating book for enthusiastic birders and stay-at-home naturalists alike. — Booklist Hilty] deals with such fascinating topics as why there are so many species in tropical America, why antbirds don't eat ants, why there are so many flycatchers, why tropical birds are so colorful (or not), how hummingbirds survive and even prosper in the Andes, and what makes manakins and cotingas do their curious songs and dances. He writes with knowledge, grace, and humor....After Alexander] Skutch, Hilty is the finest synthesizer and popularizer of the life of Neotropical birds. — Birding

Birds of Tropical America was published by Chapters Publishing in 1994 and went out of print in 1997. UT Press is pleased to reissue it with a new epilogue and updated references.

"Synopsis" by , Originally published: Shelburne, Vt.: Chapters, c1994, in series: The curious naturalist series.
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