Johnson, A. W., R. A. Hughes, W. R. Millie, and George Moffatt.
The Birds of Chile and of the Adjacent Regions of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.
Seller ID: 1776
Buenos Aires: for the authors, 1965-72. First edition, in two volumes (397, index; 446, index). Maps and colour plates by J. D. Goodall plus b&w photographs. Large 8vo in black cloth, gilt titles to covers and spines; Supplement in stiff card, red titles. Johnson and colleagues produced this English language version of Las Aves de Chile (Johnson and Goodall, 1946- 57) which greatly expanded and re-organized the original Spanish text, the first really useful field study of the regions' birds (other than Hellman's technical study published in 1932). The expanded work includes information on breeding habits, migration patterns, habitat, and Chilean avian natural history generally. The work stems from the authors' 'amateur' interest in birds of the country, an avocation which produced a substantial, useful work of ornithology-- but then Wilson and Audubon were 'amateurs'. In orginal pale yellow dust jackets (gently and uniformly faded spines); occasional neat observation records in ink (location, date); dj's with minor rubbing and two small (1 cm) closed tears. A pleasing set and a handsome work.�
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