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The ultimate reference book for birdwatchers and bird lovers--the first single-volume book to illustrate all of the world's bird speciesThis is a book like no other--the only truly comprehensive, one-volume illustrated guide to all of the world's birds, covering the complete International Ornithological Congress World Bird List. Featuring more than 300 stunning large-format, full-color plates, this accessible and authoritative encyclopedic reference presents incredibly detailed, accurate, and beautiful paintings of more than 10,700 species by some of the world's best bird artists, led by the legendary Norman Arlott and Ber van Perlo. In addition, The Complete Birds of the World provides detailed but concise identification information about each species on facing pages--including facts about voice, habitat, and geographic distribution. The result is a visual and verbal feast that captures the astonishing variety of bird life around the planet--and that will be cherished by any birder.
- Illustrates more than 10,700 species, covering the complete International Ornithological Congress World Bird List, and including all major adult plumages for each
- Features more than 300 stunning large-format, full-color plates by some of the world's leading bird artists
- Presents detailed but concise identification information about each species on facing pages--including facts about voice, habitat, and geographic distribution
About the Author
Norman Arlott is the author and illustrator of many books, including Birds of North America and Greenland and Birds of the West Indies (both Princeton). His artwork has also appeared on postage stamps from Jamaica, the Bahamas, Liberia, Fiji, and other countries. Ber van Perlo is the author and illustrator of many books, including Birds of South America: Passerines and Birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific (both Princeton). Jorge R. Rodriguez Mata, Gustavo Carrizo, Aldo A. Chiappe, and Luis Huber are some of the most-renowned illustrators working in South America. They have contributed to Birds of South America (Non-Passerines) and Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica (both Princeton).