Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest by Paul Raffaele

Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest by Paul Raffaele

By Paul Raffaele

"A awesome publication. . . . somebody who cares approximately animals will gain highly from examining it." -Shaun Ellis, celebrity of Animal Planet's "Living with the Wolfman" and writer of The guy Who Lives with Wolves

Award successful experience journalist Paul Raffaele's Among the good Apes is the 1st booklet in over a decade-and very likely the final ever-to take its readers into the lives of our charismatic cousins the good apes of their local habitats. Raffaele, a function author for Smithsonian journal, has been known as "nothing under a exclusive international treasure" via popular writer Alvin Toffler.

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Brown flight feathers edged buff or cinnamon, especially secondaries and tertials, occasionally almost forming a pale panel. Wing-coverts olive-brown, edged pale. Greyish underwing with white coverts. Uppertail brown, central feather pair white on inner webs, outer two pairs with white stripe on outer webs, tips brown. Neck-sides finely barred white. Dusky ear-coverts gently barred and scaled white. Lores buff. Pale chin, throat and malar area variably barred brown or black. Bill grey, tip darker.

W Amazonia, between the Solimoes and Negro rivers and W of the Orinoco to the E Andean slope. Parts of SE Colombia, E Ecuador and NE Peru. Also an isolated population in Brazil. Mainly lowlands, but to around 1800m. Resident and sedentary. Taxonomy and variation Four races. Nominate lafresnayi (SE Colombia, E Ecuador, N Peru) most boldly barred above, males speckled red on forecrown (other races usually yellow); pusillus (Brazil: mid-Amazonia E to the Rio Negro) male forecrown colour variable, rufous tones above, narrower and paler barring below; taczanowskii (NE and NC Peru) most yellow below, darkest on crown; punctifrons (E Peru) has darkest earcoverts and narrow black bars below.

Claudia, Mato Grosso, Brazil, February (Valdir Hobus). indd 44 12/02/2014 12:42 Picumnus 45 5. LAFRESNAYE’S PICULET Picumnus lafresnayi L 9–10cm Identification Rather plain. Upperparts and wings olive-brown barred green or yellow. Olive-brown crown and nape dotted or streaked white. Lores pale. Slight white post-ocular stripe. Dusky ear-coverts streaked brown. Underparts buff or white with bold, black, brown or green barring, broadest on lower flanks, sometimes absent from belly. Chin and throat buff, finely barred black.

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