By Bob Thornton,Vera Thornton
From Belize to Brazil, the forests of the yank neotropics are domestic to an superb array of birds—over 3,700 diverse species, or approximately forty percentage of all of the birds on the earth. due to this overwhelming abundance, birders come from worldwide to attempt to capture glimpses of species that may be discovered nowhere else, akin to toucans and antbirds, motmots and manakins, bellbirds and cocks-of-the-rock, and virtually all the planet's hummingbirds. such birding fans are Vera and Bob Thornton, who've spent fifteen years photographing those specific and unique birds within the rainforests of 11 varied international locations of crucial and South the USA. during this ebook, you will find greater than 100 stunning colour pictures they took in the course of their travels, in addition to a hugely interesting account in their adventures—and misadventures—in chasing those unique neotropicals.
The birds pictured listed here are one of the Thorntons' own favorites—birds that, of their phrases, "either dazzled us with their attractiveness, or charmed us by way of their habit, or, in a couple of instances, easily challenged us through the mystique in their rarity." This latter type comprises such elusive and sought-after birds because the Black-crowned Antpitta, the Zigzag Heron, the Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, the Bare-necked Umbrellabird, and the monkey-eating Harpy Eagle. within the accompanying textual content, Bob Thornton engagingly describes the demanding situations in addition to the magic of negotiating the neotropical rainforests looking for colourful birds to photo. should you wish to stick to within the Thorntons' footsteps, there also are priceless pointers on photographic apparatus and methods, most popular locations to work out the birds, accommodation, and publications. for everybody who enjoys first-class nature images, Chasing Neotropical Birds is a must have quantity at the espresso desk or within the library.
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Chasing Neotropical Birds (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) by Bob Thornton,Vera Thornton