The definitive photographic guide to the fantastic avifauna of Colombia. With a spectacular range of habitats and one of the richest avifaunas of any country on earth, Colombia is home to an extraordinary total of almost 2,000 species of birds. It is quickly becoming one of South America's most popular wildlife and birding destinations, boasting more than 70 endemic species.
The perfect companion for any wildlife-friendly visitor, Birds of Colombia provides photographic coverage of more than 320 species that are regularly seen in the region. Concise text for each species includes information on identification, songs and calls, behaviour, distribution and habitat, with each photo having been carefully selected to guide identification. A guide to the best birdwatching sites in Colombia is also included. Portable yet authoritative, this is the perfect guide for travellers and birdwatchers visiting this spectacular and bird-rich country.
- Purpose of this book
- Geographical parameters and significant ecosystems
- Major weather patterns
- Birdlife in Colombia
- Bird Observation
- Where to see Some Colombian hotspots
Otto Pfister is a naturalist and photographer with extensive experience of the Colombian avifauna. He has spent much of his life living and researching abroad, including in Colombia, where he documented the country's rich biodiversity and birdlife, visiting many national parks and nature reserves. Otto has published his writing and photography in international magazines, calendars, publications and reference books, including the Handbook of the Birds of the World (Lynx Edicions). He is the author of Birds and Mammals of Ladakh (Oxford University Press India) and co-author of Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of the Himalayas (Bloomsbury Natural History) and A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India (Helm).