• Hilty's Birds of Colombia field guide review

    10 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Birds of Colombia (Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides) by Steven L. Hilty
    “Sadly, a few specimens, salvaged from these shipments, were so rare that they have never been found in the wild”, an unexpected sentence in Steven Hilty's introduction to the Birds of Colombia touched a sentiment deep inside me. Hilty referred to huge shipments of exotic birds and feathers in Victorian-era fashion, more than 5 million specimens per year from Colombia alone. Having that in mind, it is no small miracle that Colombia still has 1965 bird species left to be covered by this guide - more than any...
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