The Birds of Ecuador

The Birds of Ecuador

Field Guide
Foreword by Frank Gill

The Birds of Ecuador comprehensively treats the nearly 1600 species of birds that can be found in mainland Ecuador. The authors describe Ecuador this way: "One of the wonders of the natural world. Nowhere else is such incredible avian diversity crammed into such a small country. . . . Birds are, happily, numerous in many parts of Ecuador: even the downtown parks of the big cities such as Quito and Guayaquil host their complement."

Volume II, the field guide volume of this two-volume set, contains 96 full-color plates and facing pages of descriptive text, a color map of Ecuador, along with two line drawings of bird anatomy, 115 silhouette outlines, and nearly 1600 distribution maps. All species are illustrated in full color, including migrants and vagrants and visually distinctive subspecies. The text focuses on the field identification aspects of each species, including their behavior, vocalizations, and nest appearance.

The two volumes of The Birds of Ecuador are available separately or may be purchased as a slipcased set.

Robert S. Ridgely

Robert S. Ridgely is a world-renowned ornithologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the author of Birds of Panama and Birds of South America. Paul J. Greenfield has been studying and painting the birds while residing in Ecuador for 28 years. Frank B. Gill is Senior Vice President of Science for the National Audubon Society, former President of the American Ornithologists' Union, and the author of Ornithology.


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The Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil, including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Robert S. Ridgely, John A. Gwynne, Guy Tudor, Martha Argel
In the Birds of Brazil Field Guides, the Wildlife Conservation Society brings together a top international team to do justice to the incredible diversity of Brazilian birds. This second guide presents 927 bird species, 863 illustrated, that occur in just the southeastern Atlantic Forest biome.



Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil
The Pantanal and Cerrado of Central Brazil
John A. Gwynne, Robert S. Ridgely, Guy Tudor, Martha Argel
Brazil, the fifth largest nation in the world, is one of the planet's richest places for avian diversity and endemism. With the Birds of Brazil field guide series, the Wildlife Conservation Society brings together a top international team to do justice to the incredible diversity of Brazil's avifauna. This first guide of the planned five-volume...



The Birds of Ecuador
Robert S. Ridgely, Paul J. Greenfield
This slip-cased, two-volume set of "The Birds of Ecuador" includes the Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy volume, which contains detailed information on the ecology, status, and distribution of all species, and the Field Guide volume.



The Birds of Ecuador
Status, Distribution and Taxonomy
Robert S. Ridgely, Paul J. Greenfield
Volume I of this two-volume set, Status, Distribution, and Taxonomy, contains detailed information on the ecology, status, and distribution of all species.











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