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Molting in Neotropical Birds: Life History and Aging Criteria


Series: Studies in Avian Biology Volume: 51

By: Erik I Johnson(Author), Jared D Wolfe(Author)

400 pages, 1029 colour photos, 4 b/w illustrations

Productivity Press

Hardback | Nov 2017 | #222832 | ISBN-13: 9781498716116
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £140.00 $194/€158 approx

About this book

Molt is an important avian life history event in which feathers are shed and replaced. The timing, duration, seasonality, extent and pattern of molt follows certain strategies and Molting in Neotropical Birds reviews and describes these strategies for nearly 190 species based on information gathered from a 30-year study of Central Amazonian birds. Most species accounts are illustrated with several color photos focusing on wing and tail feather molt, molt limits, and how to use these patterns to accurately age birds. Molting in Neotropical Birds will be a rich source of life history information for ornithologists working on tropical birds.


- Overview of the Guide
- Non-passerine land birds
- Passerines, the Suboscines
- Passerines, the Oscines

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