Birds of Tropical America: A Watchers Introduction to Behavior, Breeding, and Diversity

Paperback | April 1, 2005

bySteven HiltyIllustratorMimi Hoppe Wolf

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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.

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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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Format: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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AcknowledgmentsDreams Meet Reality in the American Tropics: A PrefaceAvian Addresses: Structure of a RainforestBird Community Tropical Diversity: Why So Many Bird Species in Tropical Forests?Ghosts of Rainforests Past: Amazonian BiogeographyHigh-Andean Genealogy: Unraveling Ice Age SecretsTropical Travelers: Migration Within the TropicsThe Clubbiest of Clubs: Life in a Mixed-Species FlockAntbirds Don't Eat Ants: Rhythms and Rituals at Ant SwarmsWho Is the Fairest? Colorfulness in Tropical and Temperate BirdsFruit of the Land: Birds, Fruit and Seed DispersalAnatomy of a Fruit Eater: Foraging Tactics of Fruit-Eating BirdsA Good Song and Dance: Alternative Life-Styles of Manakins and CotingasTerritories or Traplines? Hummingbird Foraging StrategiesCold Reality: Highland HummingbirdsSallying Forth: A Flycatcher BaedekerFinding a Needle in the Haystack: A Vulture's View of ParadiseThe Costs and Benefits of Growing Old: Life and Love Among the CaciquesSound Strategies: Sopranos Should Sing From the TreetopsPerilous Paradise: Tropical River IslandsIn Search of a Season: When Do Tropical Birds Nest?EpilogueBibliographyIndex