Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology: First Decade of Long-Term Bird Studies at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile


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Editor: Ricardo Rozzi and Jaime E. Jiménez
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Paperback ISBN-13: 9781574415315
Physical Description: 8 1/2 x 11. 400 pp. 85 color photos. 36 color maps. 132 tables. Notes. Bib. Index.
Publication Date: November 2013
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The first synthesis of current knowledge of forest and wetland birds in the world’s southernmost forests, this book contains both original work by Rozzi and Jiménez and the results of a decade of research conducted by the scientists associated with the Omora Park. The first part is a guide to the forest bird populations and habitats in the Reserve, and a summary of the data recorded for the bird species captured with mist-nets and banded. The information is given in two pages for each species, with English, Spanish, and scientific names, as well as a full-color photo, distribution maps, a table with original morphological information, a figure indicating abundance rates, and a brief description of the species’ main features.

The second part is a selection of twenty-two published articles on ornithological research at Omora Park during its first decade of studies, from 2000 to 2010. Eleven of the twenty-two articles were originally published in Spanish and are here translated and available to a larger readership. The reprinting of these articles in one place provides interested scientists, students, and wildlife managers a unique and convenient resource.

“This book has two important sources of information: original morphological data and the compilation of all publications about the birds in the southern extreme of South America. I think the book will have great significance.”—Victor R. Cueto, professor of natural sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

“A wonderfully rich and in-depth contribution to Sub-Antarctic Ornithology.”—Julie Hagelin, senior research scientist, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

About Author:

RICARDO ROZZI is a professor in philosophy and religion studies at the University of North Texas and the coauthor of Miniature Forests of Cape Horn and Multi-Ethnic Bird Guide of the Sub-Antarctic Forests of South America, both co-published by UNT Press.

JAIME E. JIMÉNEZ is a professor of biology at UNT with a co-appointment in philosophy and religion studies. They are co-directors of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program.

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