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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Hilty, Steven, L.

Birds of Venezuela

Published: Christopher Helm, London, 2003

Edition: First 2003 Edition

Reserve: $40


Estimate: $50-60

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Helm Field Guide - Large paperback format. The principal illustrators being John A.Gwynne and Guy Tudor, with additional colour plates by Alejandro Grajal, B McQueen and Sophie Webb. Line illustrations by Michael Kleinbaum and John A Gwynne.

"Birds of Venezuela has come of age. The first edition was a marvel when it appeared back in 1978: the first book on a South American avifauna to be accurately and beautifully illustrated by Guy Tudor. Now Steve Hilty has given us a text to match the quality of the plates, which themselves have been substantially expanded by John Gwynne. Good succinct behavioural and vocal information, accurate and clear distribution maps, and lots of new ID information, all combine to be just what field observers and ornithologists have wanted. It was worth the wait."

SOURCE: International Bird Conservation, National Audubon Society.

Covers all 1381 known species and their sub-species from the Caribbean coast to the jungles of the Amazon, and from the Andes to the Gran Sabana plateau- nearly 40% of all bird species in South America. Completely new text accompanied by more than 800 bibliographical entries.

Strikingly illustrated with 67 colour and black and white plates and numerous line drawings-44 stunning colour habitat photos, and colour habitat and relief maps. Detailed range maps for each species.

ISBN 9780713 664188

Half-Title, Title, Contents, List of Figures etc, Symbols and abbreviations. Acknowledgements - 878 pages text, illustrations, photographs, maps and data.


  • Jacket Condition: Cover-Fine
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 23.5 x 15.5cm 2 kg weight

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