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A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peru Paperback – February 1, 2011

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About the Author

Clive Byers is first and foremost a birder. He works freelance as a bird artist and illustrator, photographer, writer, lecturer and guide. He has led many trips to various parts of the world, including every country in South America, though Peru remains his favourite. He has also illustrated bird books covering areas such as the Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU); 2nd Revised edition edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847738869
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847738868
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 3.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,519,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've just returned from two weeks in Peru with this small guide. It didn't turn out to be very useful: the majority of the birds, ducks and gulls that I saw could not be found in it. And that was a major disappointment.

The author had a big task, trying to select only 250 species out of the 1500-plus that can be found in Peru. I admire his objective to produce a guide that can be easily tucked into a day pack Perhaps others will find it more useful than I did.
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It is tough to rate this book as it appeals to two different groups. One would be serious birders that are going to Peru primarily for birding and the other would be for tourists interested in wildlife and birds that need a handy reference.

This is handy, very light and only 3 and 3/4 inches by 7 and 1/2 inches and a slim 144 pages. Contrast this to Princeton's Birds of Peru and this book is of course much easier to pack in the field. The problem is that this book only has pictures of about 1/8th of the birds of the country. Most of the large, flashy, easy to encounter birds are here such as Andean Condor, Humboldt Penguin, Chilean Flamingo, and Red-and-Green Macaw which should please the casual wildlife tourist but birders will be disappointed with only two species of Woodcreepers, one specie of Miner, one specie of Antbird. There is a lot missing here.

For a birder I would rate this a one. The higher rating is for the "eco-tourist" with a casual interest in birds. The pictures although small are for the most part quite good. The author could have more than doubled the pages and still would have had a handy packable reference that would have been much more useful. As is I find it works as a good picture quiz while trying to get a handle on identifying the incredible number of birds in the country.
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I am not a serious birder, so when I found out I would have a chance to go to Peru, I wanted something that would tell me what I was looking at and cover the highlights. This book is full color, and has clear and short descriptions of the birds. It is not too large or heavy, good for carrying with me. It actully had more detailed information than I will ever use.
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It is small and easy to handle but incomplete. It wasn't presented as a complete book. The illustrations were clear and we used it, but ended up buying a more complete book. The Native Indians in along the rivers have eaten a great many birds so there were not as many as we had hoped to see.
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I purchased this book after I learned I had only 2 weeks before my trip. The book has wonderful pictures but not even a quarter of the birds to be seen in Peru. If I had more time I would have made a better choice,
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