A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas: Belize, Guatemala, and el Salvador / Edition 3

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Overview

More than a thousand species of birds occur in Mexico and in the adjacent countries of Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Of these birds, a unique mixture of temperate-zone and tropical species, less than half are found in the United States, and many cross the border only a short distance into the southwestern states.

This practical field guide contains detailed annotations for easy identification of all of Mexico's regular species. The descriptions include the English, Spanish, and Latin names; a general range statement for each bird, along with its specific occurrences in the region; its typical habitat(s) and abundance; and its physical characteristics, including size and plumage. Excellent color plates with drawings of over 850 species make this the most fully illustrated guide to the region.

Published by the author in 1972 and 1989, this convenient take-along guide is now totally revised, updated, and re-designed to provide handy assistance and enjoyment to professional ornithologists and amateur birders alike.

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This convenient take-along guide contains detailed annotations for easy identification of all of Mexico's resident and migrant species. The descriptions include the English, Spanish, and Latin names; a general range statement for each bird, along with its specific occurrences in the region; its typical habitat(s) and abundance; and its physical characteristics. Excellent color plates include drawings of over 850 species. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292720916
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 209
  • Sales rank: 441,159
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Abbreviations
Topography of a Bird
THE BIRDS OF MEXICO, BELIZE, GUATEMALA, AND EL SALVADOR
Tinamous, Loons, Grebes, Seabirds, and Related Species
Herons, Other Large Wading Birds, and Vultures
Ducks, Geese, and Swans
Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Other Diurnal Raptors
Guans, Turkeys, Partridges, and Quails
Rails and Related Species
Plovers, Sandpipers, and Related Species
Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Auklets
Pigeons, Doves, Parrots, and Parakeets
Cuckoos, Owls, Nightjars, and Potoos
Swifts and Hummingbirds
Trogons, Motmots, Kingfishers, Toucans, and Related Species
Woodpeckers
Ovenbirds, Woodcreepers, and Antbirds
Flycatchers, Becards, Cotingas, and Manakins
Shrikes, Vireos, Crows, and Jays
Larks and Swallows
Titmice, Nuthatches, and Creepers
Wrens, Gnatcatchers, Thrushes, Robins, and Thrashers
Waxwings, Silky-flycatchers, and Related Species
Wood-Warblers and Tanagers
Brush-Finches, Towhees, Sparrows, Grosbeaks, and Buntings
Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches, Siskins, and House Sparrows
Accidental, Casual, or Very Rare and Local Species
Bibliography
Index of English Names, Spanish Group Names, and Generic Names
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