=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
Birds of Mexico and Central America is the only field guide to illustrate and describe every species of bird in Central America from Mexico to Panama, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Written and illustrated by Ber van Perlo, this handsome work covers more than 1,500 species.
Information on key identification features, habitats, songs, and calls is included as are distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence. Enhanced with ninety-eight color plates, the book provides illustrations of all plumages for the adult males and females as well as the juveniles of each species. Illustrations appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference.
Comprehensive and highly portable, this guide is a must for any birdwatcher visiting the region.
More than 1,500 species described and illustrated
Information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls
Distribution maps showing each species' location and prevalence
Illustrations of all plumages for each species
98 color plates, which appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference
Comprehensive and highly portable
Our Opinion: Describes and illustrates every species of bird from Mexico to Panama. Illustrates more than 1500 species, the most by far of any other guide. Shorebirds and Pelagics are illustrated in color plates. All plumages for males, females, and juveniles are illustrated. The artwork is only so-so, but certainly good enough to identify by. The plates are opposite concise text, which includes Latin and Spanish names, length, field marks, range, habitat, habits, occurrence, and voice, much of which is in abbreviations. Distribution maps are assembled together in the back of the book. Regional maps in the brief introduction. Although a misnomer, the Princeton Illustrated Checklists series (American republications of the Collins Illustrated Checklist series) has proven itself to be a well-done, highly useful series of field guides. Compact and portable, de la Pena's Birds of Southern South America and Van Perlo's Africa guides have become recommended bestsellers.
Covers: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Dimensions: 7.5" x 5" x .75"
Weight: 1 LB, 3 oz./ 550 kg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Year of Publication: 2006
Page Count: 336
Weight: 1.25 lb
Princeton Illustrated Checklists