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Raptors of Mexico and Central America Book

Raptors are among the most challenging birds to identify in the field due to their bewildering variability of plumage, flight silhouettes, and behavior. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the first illustrated guide to the region’s 69 species of raptors, including vagrants.
It features 32 stunning color plates and 213 color photos and I was lucky to contribute with several of my own.

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White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei) male feeding from fruits at the lowlands of Costa Rica.

Cover of Oecologia

Nice to see my image of a White-collared Manakins (Manacus candei) on the cover of Oecologia.

In this issue, Wolfe et al. show that dry El Niño events were associated with strikingly low manakin survival in young forests, while El Niño events had little effect on survival in mature forests. These results suggest that mature forests may serve as refugia for fruit-eating birds during periods of climatic instability.

A little more info can be found at here

 

Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris) in flight under the rain at the low lands of Costa Rica.

The rates of avian community development in forest canopy and understorey

It’s always nice to see my images put to good use. Tom it’s using my “Free to use for education” license for a poster in the annual Fellows Symposium at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City for The rates of avian community development in forest canopy and understory.
Very interesting poster!

If you want to learn more about my “Education and conversation licenses” you can follow this link

The Complete Book of North American Owls

Complete Book of North American Owls

Wohoooo! The Complete Book of North American Owls is coming this April with three of my pictures! Hope you can get the book if you can. Its a great read with great images. Excellent for any nature lover!

This book includes:

  • Each species has its own extensive introduction that explains its hunting techniques, courtship rituals, nesting habits, territorial calls, and specialized traits.
  • Six pages of stunning full-color images devoted to each owl capture the elusive bird in its various forms from juvenile to adult, male/female, and also in flight.
  • Comprehensive backgrounds on each of the twenty owl species include identification features, habitats, and behaviors.

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