Douglas F. Stotz con Birds of Peru (Helm Field Guides)
With over 1800 species, Peru has the second richest avifauna of any country in the world. As a consequence it is one of the most popular birding destinations in South America. This will be the first comprehensive and fully illustrated field guide to the birds of Peru.
" This book far surpasses the competition and for the first time allows identification of unfamiliar species throughout Peru using only one book " -- Ibis (April 09)
From the Back Cover
"Birds of Peru is in that select pantheon of bird books destined to make a lasting contribution to ornithology. The authors and artists of this long-awaited book have given us a comprehensive guide that is both beautiful and accurate. Outstanding artwork, precise maps, and succinct text will help scientist and neophyte alike as they navigate the tsunami of birdlife within this fascinating country."--Steven L. Hilty, author of Birds of Venezuela
"Peru harbors one of the world's richest, most diverse avifaunas. Here, at last, is a comprehensive field guide that lives up to the challenge of sorting out and describing that diversity. The authors are uniquely qualified for the task, and have done a monumental job of condensing a formidable amount of information into a user-friendly format that will be an invaluable aid to birders and ornithologists of all stripes. The attractive, well-executed plates will greatly simplify the identification process, and should serve as a mouthwatering enticement for armchair travelers to catch the next plane to Peru!"--Kevin J. Zimmer, author of Birding in the American West: A Handbook
The authors are some of the most eminent and experienced names in Neotropical ornithology. All are academics based at US universities (except Parker who tragically died in a plane crash in Peru a few years ago).