Neotropical Owls

Diversity and Conservation

Editors: Enriquez, Paula L. (Ed.)

  • This book integrates the current knowledge for owls' distribution and ecology in each Neotropical country.
  • This books is addressed to researchers and students interested in the diverse biodiversity of Neotropic Owls.
  • Each chapter analyse the diversity, distribution and conservation status of each owl species in 18 Neotropical countries.
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About this book

This book presents a comprehensive biological and ecological information about owls in the neotropic area. In addition the book covers topics such as threats and conservation strategies for these nocturnal birds of prey from 18 Neotropical countries. Owls are a good example of diversification processes and have developed evolutionary characteristics themselves. These species are found almost everywhere in the world but most of them are distributed in tropical areas and about a third of them live in the Neotropics. This biogeographic region has a high biodiversity and even share lineages of species from other continents because at some point all were part of Pangea. Although we still have much to know and understand about this diverse, scarcely studied and threatened group this work aims to be a precedent for future and further research on the subject. 

About the authors

Paula L. Enriquez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), her Master’s Degree in Wildlife Management from the National University of Costa Rica (UNA), and her Doctorate Degree in Animal Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada.  Her main focus has been on the ecology and conservation of terrestrial birds, especially nocturnal raptors. She has collaborated with other scientists on several projects in Southern Mexico, Veracruz, Quintana Roo and Chiapas concerning both aquatic and terrestrial birds, and has published several scientific papers and outreach papers. She has presented papers on her research in both international and national congresses, guided and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in studies of bird ecology and habitat selection, studies of hummingbirds’ distribution in different habitats, diurnal raptors ecology, and biology of endangered bird species in the highlands, and studies of owl communities in tropical natural reserves. She has several projects about the study of endangered eagles as well as other endangered avian mountain species.  Her projects have been funded by USFWS, Idea Wild, CONABIO, CONANP, and others.  Since 1996 she has been a researcher and professor in the Department of Biodiversity Conservation in El Colegio de la Frontera Sur.  She has been a recognized as a national researcher since 2010 and recently has become the Chief Editor for a Mexican Ornithologist Journal.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Birds in the Neotropical Region

    Rangel-Salazar, José Luis (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • A Review of the Systematics of Neotropical Owls (Strigiformes)

    Enríquez, Paula L. (et al.)

    Pages 7-19

  • The Owls of Argentina

    Trejo, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • The Owls of Belize

    Jones, H. Lee (et al.)

    Pages 39-74

  • The Owls of Bolivia

    Méndez, Diego R.

    Pages 75-95

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57108-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57107-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neotropical Owls
Book Subtitle
Diversity and Conservation
Editors
  • Paula L. Enriquez
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57108-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57108-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57107-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 670
Number of Illustrations and Tables
88 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Spanish edition published by ECOSUR, San Cristóbal de las Casas, 2015
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