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Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation Hardcover – June 1, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0226776293 ISBN-10: 0226776298 Edition: illustrated edition

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  • Hardcover: 502 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; illustrated edition edition (June 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226776298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226776293
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,510,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Martin C. Michener on February 26, 2002
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Certainly tropical bird lovers, who have had the thrill of one or more bird trips to Central or South America, will want to begin to make more sense of their experiences. This book is for the birder about to turn tropical ecologist. It makes sense of the habitats, with terrific photos, many by John Fitzpatrick, of representative areas of the key habitats. The database tables in the back of the book, termed "essentially a download of Ted Parker's mind" are the essence of this information. For each of the 4000 species from the Rio Grande to Tierra Del Fuego, there are lists of habitats used by every species, and even a table of the indicator bird species for each region.
The books makes the really important point: you cannot prioritize saving the birds of the tropics only by species, one bird at a time. You have to look at what habitats are being irreversibly destroyed the most rapidly, and use those birds which depend most on these habitats - as info connections by which the habitats are to be recognized in the field, and then saved by appropriate political and economic action. Terrific book! Easy to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Luiz Gabriel Mazzoni Fernandes on May 25, 2008
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Just an amazing book! A reliable work that every ornithologist should have. The status for each species it`s a tool for research and conservation works! Very nice! I strongly recommend it!
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