Sao Paulo: Editora Rios. Volume (I), 1979. 335 pp. Without dust jacket as issued. Plastic protective cover. Slightly cocked. 36 color plates. Gilt edging. B&W illustrations. The intention of this work is to divulge scientific information and to present, in a number of chapters, a view of what may be considered most important for a country which has a larger number of bird species and subspecies than any other on earth. Text in English and Portuguese.