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Smithsonian ornithologist publishes new guide to the birds of Panama

George Angehr, ornithologist and research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and Robert Dean, have recently published The Birds of Panama: A Field Guide. This user-friendly, portable, and extensive identification guide features large color illustrations of more than 900 species; the first range maps published to show the distribution of Panama’s birds and concise text that describes field marks for identification, as well as habitat, behavior, and vocalizations. An up-to-date species inventory for the birds of Panama, this guide also includes North American migrants and seabirds, as well as female and juvenile plumage variations.

The isthmus of Panama, where North and South America meet, hosts more bird species than all of North America. More accessible than ever to birdwatchers and other ecotourists, the country has become a premier neotropical birding and nature tourism destination in recent years.


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