Birds of Tropical America: A Watcher's Introduction to Behavior, Breeding, and Diversity by Steven HiltyBirds of Tropical America: A Watcher's Introduction to Behavior, Breeding, and Diversity by Steven Hilty

Birds of Tropical America: A Watcher's Introduction to Behavior, Breeding, and Diversity

bySteven HiltyIllustratorMimi Hoppe Wolf

Paperback | April 1, 2005

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Birds of Tropical America was published by Chapters Publishing in 1994 and went out of print in 1997. UT Press is pleased to reissue it with a new epilogue and updated references.

STEVEN HILTY is a professional guide with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, the largest international birding tour organizer in the world. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and is a Research Associate at the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History.
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Title:Birds of Tropical America: A Watcher's Introduction to Behavior, Breeding, and DiversityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.99 × 5.98 × 0.74 inPublished:April 1, 2005Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292706731

ISBN - 13:9780292706736

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Dreams Meet Reality in the American Tropics: A Preface
  • Avian Addresses: Structure of a Rainforest
  • Bird Community Tropical Diversity: Why So Many Bird Species in Tropical Forests?
  • Ghosts of Rainforests Past: Amazonian Biogeography
  • High-Andean Genealogy: Unraveling Ice Age Secrets
  • Tropical Travelers: Migration Within the Tropics
  • The Clubbiest of Clubs: Life in a Mixed-Species Flock
  • Antbirds Don't Eat Ants: Rhythms and Rituals at Ant Swarms
  • Who Is the Fairest? Colorfulness in Tropical and Temperate Birds
  • Fruit of the Land: Birds, Fruit and Seed Dispersal
  • Anatomy of a Fruit Eater: Foraging Tactics of Fruit-Eating Birds
  • A Good Song and Dance: Alternative Life-Styles of Manakins and Cotingas
  • Territories or Traplines? Hummingbird Foraging Strategies
  • Cold Reality: Highland Hummingbirds
  • Sallying Forth: A Flycatcher Baedeker
  • Finding a Needle in the Haystack: A Vulture's View of Paradise
  • The Costs and Benefits of Growing Old: Life and Love Among the Caciques
  • Sound Strategies: Sopranos Should Sing From the Treetops
  • Perilous Paradise: Tropical River Islands
  • In Search of a Season: When Do Tropical Birds Nest?
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index