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    Handbook of the Birds of the World - Volume 8 - Broadbills to Tapaculos

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    AuthorsJosep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, David A. Christie
    LanguageEnglish
    ISBN9788487334504
    PublisherLynx Ediciones
    Pages845
    Format31 x 24 cm
    Bindinghardcover
    Picturesrichly illustrated, full color
    Year of publication  2003

    The volume begins with a Foreword by Murray Bruce, on the history of bird classification.
    The book covers the first 9 families of the order Passeriformes. The first three (broadbills, asities, pittas) are colourful forest birds whose distribution is Africa, south-east Asia, and in the case of the latter, also Oceania ; but the greater part of the volume deals with the species (623 in all) that occur in the Neotropic (ovenbirds, woodcreepers, typical antbirds, ground-antbirds, gnateaters and tapaculos).
    Mostly these are forest and jungle birds, although the ovenbirds family, the most numerous of the volume (236 species) occurs in a great variety of environments, from the heights of the Andes to the Amazon forest and desert zones.
    The volume is specially useful for those interested in tropical birds, who will find an ample store of information ranging from the complexity and diversity of the nests of ovenbirds, to the morphological variation of the bills of woodcreepers, the behaviour of antbirds, many of which pursue army ant swarms, and the origin of the name ‘tapaculos’.
     

    Order PASSERIFORMES

    Family Eurylaimidae (Broad Bills)

    Family Philepittidae (Asity)

    Family Pittidae (Pittas)

    Family Furnariidae (Oven Birds)

    Family Dendrocolaptidae (woodcreepers)

    Family Antbird (Typical antbirds)

    Family Formicariidae (Ground antbirds)

    Family Conopophagidae (Gnateaters)

    Family Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos)

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