Descriptions of five apparently new birds from Venezuela
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Published by American Museum of Natural History in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Birds -- Venezuela.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesNew birds from Venezuela
Statementby Frank M. Chapman.
SeriesBulletin of the American Museum of Natural History -- v. 12, article 9
ContributionsAmerican Museum of Natural History.
The Physical Object
PaginationP. 153-156 ;
Number of Pages156
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18608412M

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Descriptions of a new genus and species of birds from Venezuela. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 33, article   —Adrian Barnett, New Scientist "An amazingly useful resource, indispensable in the field."—John Kricher, Birding "The Birds of Venezuela has come of age. The first edition was a marvel when it appeared back in the first book on a South American avifauna to be accurately and beautifully illustrated, by Guy Tudor. *Prices in US$ apply to orders placed in the Americas only. Prices in GBP apply to orders placed in Great Britain only. Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). Perhaps billing the book as a 'second edition' is the cause, detracting from the fact that this is a magnificent, ground-breaking new publication rather than a simple up-date of its predecessor. As the first modern field guide to a South American avifauna, the original Birds of Venezuela was a milestone in Neotropical ornithology.

With a completely new text by Steven Hilty, Birds of Venezuela is a greatly expanded and thoroughly reformatted successor to the pioneering Guide to the Birds of Venezuela (Princeton,). It includes sixty-seven beautiful color and black-and-white plates, most by the well-known artists John Gwynne and Guy Tudor, as well as numerous line drawings. The gnatcatchers and gnatwrens are mainly soft bluish gray in color and have the typical insectivore's long sharp bill. They are birds of fairly open woodland or scrub, which nest in bushes or trees. Five species have been recorded in Venezuela. Collared gnatwren, Microbates collaris; Trilling gnatwren, Ramphocaenus melanurus. With a completely new text by Steven Hilty, Birds of Venezuela is a greatly expanded and thoroughly reformatted successor to the pioneering Guide to the Birds of Venezuela (Princeton,). It includes sixty-seven beautiful color and black-and-white plates, most by the well-known artists John Gwynne and Guy Tudor, as well as numerous line s:   Descriptions of three apparently new Species of Tyrant-birds of the Genus Elainea, with remarks on other known Species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Pt – BHL Reference page. Sclater, P.L. & Salvin, O. Descriptions of new Species of Birds from the United States of Columbia.

About this book. Following on from the hugely successful Guide to the Birds of Venezuela published in , Hilty offers a greatly expanded and thoroughly reformatted successor. It covers all 1, known species and their subspecies from the Caribbean coast to the jungles of the Amazon, from the Andes to the Gran Sabana plateau - nearly 40 percent of all bird species in South America.   From the 9, species of birds inhabiting our planet, 40% are found in South America, making this the Bird Continent. Venezuela, a relatively small country the . Definitive and comprehensive guide to the avifauna of Venezuela which is home to 40% of the South American bird species. Covering nearly species almost all of which are illustrated. Text includes full details of physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, range and where possible the song or call of the bird. Superbly illustrated. Size: 8vo.   The Venezuelan flowerpiercer is a small bird which is characterized by a hook on the tip of its beak. The male of the species has black feathers with white tufts on the sides. The female is mostly olive brown in color with a muted yellow head and brown toned underbelly.