Multi-ethnic Bird Guide of the Subantarctic Forests of South America (Hardback)
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Multi-ethnic Bird Guide of the Subantarctic Forests of South America (Hardback)

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Hardback 236 Pages / Published: 30/04/2010
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In this unique book Ricardo Rozzi and his collaborators present a cultural ethnography and an illustrated guide to the forest birds of southern Chile and Argentina. Included are entries on fifty bird species, among them the Magellanic Woodpecker, Rufous-Legged Owl, Ringed Kingfisher, Buff-Necked Ibis, Giant Hummingbird, and Andean Condor. Each bird is named in Yahgan, Mapudungun, Spanish, English, and scientific nomenclature, followed by a description, full color photographs, the bird's distribution map, habitat and lifestyle, and its history in the region. Each entry is augmented further with indigenous accounts of the bird in history and folklore. The book includes two CDs with recordings of birdcalls and their names in four languages, followed by numerous narratives of Yahgan and Mapuche stories about the birds translated directly from interviews which elders of both communities.

Publisher: University of North Texas Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781574412826
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 210 x 159 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Overall, this nicely produced volume addresses a pressing need for more ethnoornithology in field guides. Although heftier than ideal, the volume is invaluable for field identification. Highly recommended."--"Choice"


"Each of the 50 separate species accounts has a number of recognizable field-guide elements, such as plumage descriptions, range maps and high quality photographs. Yet it also places, side by side with these, traditional stories, poems, personal reminiscences and myths . . . typified by the inclusion Yaghan and Mapuche stories in their original language form."--"Ibis: The International Journal of Avian Science"


"Each of the 50 separate species accounts has a number of recognizable field-guide elements, such as plumage descriptions, range maps and high quality photographs. Yet it also places, side by side with these, traditional stories, poems, personal reminiscences and myths . . . typified by the inclusion Yaghan and Mapuche stories in their original language form."--Ibis: The International Journal of Avian Science


"Overall, this nicely produced volume addresses a pressing need for more ethnoornithology in field guides. Although heftier than ideal, the volume is invaluable for field identification. Highly recommended."--Choice

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