What I Like -
- Family Description Section - This section does a great job of summarizing each family of passerine that is covered by the book.
- Having all passerines from South America in one book. It's really nice to be able to compare all of them even if they occur in different countries.
What Could Be Better -
- I feel that much of the artwork lacks detail. While the drawings are beautiful, I don't think they would be extremely helpful when trying to identify a bird.
- I know space is an issue when covering this many species but the range maps are tiny. When covering a whole continent, the range maps have to be bigger in order to really see where the species occurs.
Overall, I feel putting together a book with all these species covered is quite an accomplishment. It's not a book I would use in the field but it is nice to flip through and get a feel for the passerines of South America.
Title: Birds Of South America Passerines
Author: Ber van Perlo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: September 23, 2015
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