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Birds of South America: Passerines

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Helm Field Guides

By: Robert S Ridgely and Guy Tudor

750 pages, colour plates, colour distribution maps

Christopher Helm

Paperback | Jul 2009 | #178048 | ISBN-13: 9781408113424
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £34.99 $47/€39 approx

About this book

This is a single-volume guide to South American passerines, based on a two-volume work first published in 1989 and 1994. For the new edition, the text has been condensed, most of the missing species that were not illustrated before have now been painted, and brand new maps have been compiled for every species.

This is a major identification guide to the songbirds of South America. No other single volume guide exists for passerines (though there is a single-volume guide for non-passerines from Collins). There are still large areas of South America without a comprehensive field guide, so this book will become essential for anyone birding in these areas (e.g. Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay).

"Extremely useful addition to the 'field guides' to South American birds"
- Birding World (2009)

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Bob Ridgely is a leading authority on South American birds. He is also senior author of the Helm Field Guide: Birds of Ecuador.
Guy Tudor's artwork has been acclaimed as the best on South American birds for more than three decades.

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