Overview

Fully illustrated, easy to use, and completely up-to-date, Birds of the West Indies is the only field guide that covers all of the bird species known to occur in the region--including migrants and infrequently occurring forms. Each species is represented by a full description that includes identification field marks, status and range, habitat, and voice. A map showing the bird's distribution accompanies many species accounts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ...

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Birds of the West Indies

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Overview

Fully illustrated, easy to use, and completely up-to-date, Birds of the West Indies is the only field guide that covers all of the bird species known to occur in the region--including migrants and infrequently occurring forms. Each species is represented by a full description that includes identification field marks, status and range, habitat, and voice. A map showing the bird's distribution accompanies many species accounts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three beautifully rendered color plates.

Bird lovers, vacationing tourists, local residents, and "armchair travelers" will all want to own this definitive field guide to the birds of the West Indies.

  • Includes all species recorded in the region
  • Features ninety-three color plates with concise text on facing pages for quick reference and easy identification
  • Species accounts cover identification, voice, status and habitat, and range
  • Color distribution maps
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400836185
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 4/23/2010
  • Series: Princeton Field Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Course Book
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,139,586
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Herbert Raffaele is Chief of the Office of International Conservation of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. He is the author of "A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands" (Princeton).
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7 Species Accounts and Colour Plates 16 Selected References 204 Index of English and Scientific Names 206 SEABIRDS 16 HERONS AND OTHER LONG-LEGGED WADERS 34 MARSHBIRDS AND WATERFOWL 58 HAWKS, OWLS, AND NIGHTJARS 76, 100 GAMEBIRDS AND PIGEONS; PARROTS AND CUCKOOS; SWIFTS, HUMMINGBIRDS, TROGONS, TODIES, KINGFISHERS, AND WOODPECKERS 84, 106 FLYCATCHERS 118 CROWS, SWALLOWS, GNATCATCHERS, THRUSHES, THRASHERS, AND MOCKINGBIRDS 126 VIREOS AND WARBLERS 144 EUPHONIAS, HONEYCREEPERS, TANAGERS, ORIOLES, AND BLACKBIRDS 174 FINCH-LIKE BIRDS 188
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2004

    An up-to-date field-book for the Antilles

    Though the previous A Guide To The Birds of The West Indies is unparalleled in its depth, this handy guide is what we were waiting for. It saves us the pains of lugging its bigger predecesor into swamps, jungles and fields, without sacrificing key information and wonderful drawings.

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