Birds of Chile by Alvaro Jaramillo
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Birds of Chile
By Alvaro Jaramillo

Birds of Chile

By (author) See other recent books by Alvaro Jaramillo
Illustrated by David Beadle See other recent books by David Beadle See other recent books by Peter Burke
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...



Birds of Chile by Alvaro Jaramillo

Book Description

This is the essential new field guide to the birds of Chile. Representing a great diversity of habitats, from the Andes in the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierra del Fuego in the far south, Chile is the breeding ground or temporary abode of 473 known species including 9 found nowhere else in the world. Birds of Chile covers them all, embracing not only the mainland but points offshore such as Easter Island as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent islands, plus the Falklands and South Georgia. In addition to being a friendly and fruitful birding destination in its own right, Chile is the starting point for many Antarctic cruises. Succinct, identification-focused text and distribution maps share a page opposite each of the 97 color plates to allow quick and easy reference. Between the boldfaced English name and the scientific name comes the Spanish name as used in Chile; this is important, for birders will find their quest far more enjoyable and effectual if they can explain to Chileans exactly what they are looking at, think they are looking at, or hope to be looking at. Since Chile's list of resident species is yet far from conclusive, vagrants and rarities are also included. Indeed, some birds once thought to be accidentals in Chile have since proved to be regulars, including the Westland Petrel, Least Sandpiper, Cliff Swallow, and Golden-billed Saltator. Compact, comprehensive, and easy to use, Birds of Chile is the essential field guide to the birds of this spectacular and tourist-friendly country. * The essential new field guide to the birds of Chile *97 color plates with succinct text and maps on facing pages for quick reference and easy identification * All 473 known species breeding in or visiting Chile, from the Andes in the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierra del Fuego in the south * Also covers points offshore such as Easter Island as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent islands, plus the Falklands and South Georgia * Compact, portable, and user-friendly

Buy Birds of Chile book by Alvaro Jaramillo from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780691117409
ISBN-10: 0691117403
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 148mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Alvaro Jaramillo

Birds of Chile by Alvaro Jaramillo Birds of Chile, Paperback (November 2003)

Featuring concise, identification-focused text positioned opposite the colour plates to allow quick and easy reference, this guide also includes detailed distribution maps for every species of bird found in the spectacular and tourist-friendly country of Chile.

New World Blackbirds by Alvaro Jaramillo New World Blackbirds, Hardback (February 1999)

A guide to the 103 members of the family Icteridae, also known as the icterids or troupials. It includes common and intensively studied species - the Red-winged Blackbird and the Brown-headed Cowbird, for example - and such birds as the Colombian Mountain-Grackle and the Montserrat and Martinique Orioles.

» View all books by Alvaro Jaramillo

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Birds of Chile book by Alvaro Jaramillo and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Alvaro Jaramillo

Alvaro Jaramillo was born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in Toronto, Canada. He is currently a wildlife biologist for the Coyote Creek Riparian Station in San Jose, California. He also leads birding tours in North and South America, and is the author of several bird books, including "New World Blackbirds" (Princeton). That book was illustrated by Peter Burke, who has traveled throughout South America and Mexico as a professional bird artist. David Beadle has illustrated several bird and nature books including "A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of Sparrows of the United States and Canada" (Princeton).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Alvaro Jaramillo close
American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of California by Alvaro Jaramillo
Birds of Chile by Alvaro Jaramillo
New World Blackbirds by Alvaro Jaramillo
»
Recent books by David Beadle close
Southern Mexico by David Beadle
Tanagers, Cardinals, and Finches of the United States and Canada by David Beadle
Birds of Chile by David Beadle
Sparrows of the United States and Canada by David Beadle
New World Warblers by David Beadle
»
Recent books by Peter Burke close
Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850 by Peter Burke
Sociology and History by Peter Burke
What is the History of Knowledge? by Peter Burke
What is the History of Knowledge? by Peter Burke
Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening by Peter Burke
French Historical Revolution by Peter Burke
French Historical Revolution by Peter Burke
Sociology and History by Peter Burke
Italian Renaissance by Peter Burke
Italian Renaissance by Peter Burke
Social History of Knowledge II by Peter Burke
Social History of Knowledge II by Peter Burke
Promise by Peter Burke
Social History of the Media by Peter Burke
Social History of the Media by Peter Burke
Cultural Hybridity by Peter Burke
Cultural Hybridity by Peter Burke
Cultural Translation in Early Modern Europe by Peter Burke
Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europe by Peter Burke
What is Cultural History? by Peter Burke
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close