This first guide, in a planned series of five volumes, features the 743 bird species of the Pantanal and Cerrado regions of Central Brazil. The sprawling Pantanal is a seasonally flooded wetland boasting impressive concentrations of large waterbirds and species such as the Toco Toucan, Hyacinth Macaw, Golden-collared Macaw and endemic Blaze-winged Parakeets. The Cerrado is a distinctive Brazilian habitat that is the planet's biologically richest savanna. A compact field guide with identification points and range maps for each species. Introductory chapter on the region's unique environments and pressing conservation challenges. Colour illustrations and photographs, maps, 336pp. 2010.