London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. Octavo, paperback, colour illustrations, distribution maps.
Juan Freile and Robin Restall's Birds of Ecuador is a comprehensive guide to the varied, bounteous and endemic-rich avifauna of this biodiversity hotspot, replacing the previous two-volume Helm guide to the country (2001). All species and key subspecies are illustrated, with plates facing concise yet comprehensive species text. Every species recorded is described in detail with key identification characteristics and habitat information given, plus an accurate colour distribution map.
This new Helm Field Guide will be indispensible for anyone visiting the mountains, forests and grasslands of this amazing Andean nation.
Price: $55.00 AU