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The 16th edition of this guide has been greatly improved and now features illustrations and photographs. It is indispensable for identifying all the birds of Argentina and Uruguay, including many from Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile. The main physical features, behaviour and habitat are clearly described. Common and scientific names, sighting probability, conservation status and ornithogeographical zones are given. The guide covers some 1000 species and contains over 2000 illustrations. The guide comes in a see-through waterproof plastic carrying bag, and includes a separate bilingual checklist and a DVD with some 900 birds sounds.
This is the best true pocket field guide in the Neotropical market today. This is a well-designed, practical, pocket-sited field guide, written and illustrated by two of the best field ornithologists in Argentina. lt has excellent, concise and very carefully crafted text, useful range maps, and adequate illustrations. They have indeed thought out their text remarkably thoroughly and have been able to pack in just what is indispensable. This is truly a feat. The more I have used this field guide, the more my admiration for the authors has increased.
- Francois Vuilleumier, Department of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History New York