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Title: The ecology of migrant birds: A neotropical perspective [book review]

Author: Finch, Deborah M.;

Date: 1998

Source: The Auk. 115(1): 260-261.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Originally published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1983 as Nearctic Avian Migrants in the Neotropics with coauthors Gene Morton, Tom Lovejoy, and Jim Ruos, the initial work has been considerably expanded, updated, and revised by John Rappole. Indeed, the revision warranted publication in Spanish in 1993 followed by further revision that resulted in this volume in English. This is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on Neotropical migratory birds, in part because the original book was out-of-print, not readily accessible in libraries, identified as gray literature, yet frequently cited for its "Neotropical perspective." Consequently, many of us hoped to see it republished so we could add it to our collection of necessary literature on Neotropical migrants. Also, it seemed like a good idea to know exactly what we were citing given that it had to be cited, but no one had a copy! One wonders, though, what happened to the original coauthors in the latest version.

Keywords: Nearctic Avian Migrants in the Neotropics, Neotropical migratory birds

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Finch, Deborah M. 1998. The ecology of migrant birds: A neotropical perspective [book review]. The Auk. 115(1): 260-261.


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