More than half of South America's 3100 bird species are found in, and distributed more or less evenly between, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. First published in Portuguese in 1998 and then in English in 2003, this important field guide is now updated in its second edition and contains new and improved maps and new illustrations to accompany the updated narrative. Its concise and practical species accounts (ordered by family), good colour illustrations (by the author and Osmar Borges) and distribution maps make it indispensable for the serious visitor. Each species is presented with English and Latin names, length, physiognomy, behaviour and habitat. Paperback; 352 pages. 2006 revised 2nd edition.