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Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica. Paperback – August 5, 2001
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Top Customer Reviews
If you're going to do your birdwatching in or near the mountains or along the southern coast, I'd suggest that you carefully consider, instead, Birds of Chile by Jaramillo et al, a Princeton Guide. It's a superb field guide with many illustrations of the birds in flight, as well as sitting still; its descriptions are excellent and the range maps are on the facing page. I bought a copy of it on my return from Patagonia and it's definitely the guide I'll take next time -- not only to Chile, but to southern Argentina, as well!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In 50 years of birding I have never found a less helpful book. The illustrations are almost useless. The written descriptions are only slightly more helpful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The postive things are:
* the book is small, easy to carry and cheap.
* the book has distribution maps, althougt they are not beside the drawings of the birds... Read more
My copy of the book was published in 1998 with Maurice Rumboll listed as coauthor in addition to M. R. de la Pena. Great reference book, but needs to be worked out with B. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Berislav A. Bošnjak
The range maps are in the back of the book and that is a bother. The bird illunstrations are very good.Published 6 months ago by Christine E. Tratnyek
This volume covers the birds found in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, southern Brazil and the part of Antarctica closest to South America. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ashtar Command
Very useful to travel through South America and identify the beautiful birds. I strongly recommend this for travelers.Published 13 months ago by Ellen Kintz
1998 so needs some updating. Comprehensive for the area. Images are good. Limited views per species. Read morePublished 13 months ago by H. D. Raney
The book is almost worthless. The drawings of some of the birds makes using them for identification impossible! Spend the extra $'s and get one of the other book!Published 16 months ago by Norbert O Fratt