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Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide–A Book Review

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.” The answer, as discerning Neotropical birders know, is: “What is Bolivia?” ” The book in question is Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide , edited and written by Sebastian K. Bolivia doesn’t come up much in discussions of birding travel. Clearly, this is an under-birded country. . ″ x 9.5″x

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POOP WARS

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The poorly defined borders of the region were disputed by Chile and Bolivia. Subsequently, Bolivia tried to levy tax on Chilean guano harvesters on its assumed territory along the Pacific coastline. Bolivia found support from Peru, but this alliance was ultimately defeated by Chile after a four-year naval and land campaign.

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The Andean Avocet

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This is partly because it leaves at such high elevations (11,811 – 15,090 feet above sea level) along the high Andes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. The Andean Avocet is not a rare bird, but not a lot of folks have seen it. Andean Avocet. Photo: Till Nierman.

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15 New Reasons to Bird the Amazon

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The new birds inhabit the southern portion of the Amazon, some only in Brazil but others in Bolivia and Peru as well. The ornithologists considered plumage, voice, and genetics in making their determinations; birds had to differ from known species in in at least two of those qualities to be considered new. Of the bunch, 14 are passerines.

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The Andean Gull

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This gull inhabits the high Andean plateau of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina at elevations ranging from 3300 to 4400 m (10827 to 14436 feet). The Andean Gull could not be further from this general association. It normally lives as far from the sea as can be. A few vagrant birds are reported at coastal lagoons and estuaries.

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Rusty-breasted Antpitta in Ecuador

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It is a very small antpitta that lives in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia. This antpitta is found in southern Ecuador (near Peru) and curiously also inside the Puluahua Crater which is my residence near Quito in northern Ecuador.

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White-necked Jacobin at Asa Wright Nature Center

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Florisuga mellivora , as the White-necked Jacobin is known to Latin enthusiasts, is found from Mexico to Bolivia, and its huge range and population make it a Species of Least Concern to BirdLife International. And, of course, its namesake white neck, though most would probably consider the gleaming white patch on the nape more of a collar.

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