HUMMINGBIRDS OF THE ATLANTIC FOREST starts the productions of the Augusto Ruschi Memorial as the first outcoming of the project “Nature with Augusto Ruschi”.
The work brings to the public refined scientific information and personal observations of the author about the hummingbirds that inhabit the Atlantic Forest biome. Its rich content is presented in a modern and intuitive way that facilitates quickly finding the information, which is transcribed through simplified language aimed at audiences of different ages, both for those who are starting their contact with nature, and for experienced bird watchers that are looking to broaden their knowledge about hummingbirds. The book is illustrated with computer graphics and more than 100 photos taken by experienced and amateur professional photographers, Brazilian and foreign, who have mastered the complex art of photographing the most powerful flying jewels on the planet.
Its content tells the life history of hummingbirds, details about their evolution, ecology, physiology and diverse curiosities, as well as teaching the step-by-step identification of hummingbirds, delving into the specific biology of each of the more than 40 species that live in the Atlantic Forest.
The work is a tribute to the Patron of Ecology of Brazil and will be at the service of Environmental Education and Science. It was conceived over the past decade, having been completed during the quarantine isolation of the recent pandemic caused by Covid-19.