Common Coastal Birds of Florida and the Caribbean

Overview

This book is for those who enjoy that precarious and ever-changing place where the sea meets the land -- and the birds that have evolved various ways of living there. From the many birds that may be encountered along the coasts of Florich and the islands farther south, author David Nellis has selected 72 of the most common ones, including a few that, though less abundant, capture our interest.

Each bird has its own ecological niche manifested by its nesting, feeding, roosting, ...

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Overview

This book is for those who enjoy that precarious and ever-changing place where the sea meets the land -- and the birds that have evolved various ways of living there. From the many birds that may be encountered along the coasts of Florich and the islands farther south, author David Nellis has selected 72 of the most common ones, including a few that, though less abundant, capture our interest.

Each bird has its own ecological niche manifested by its nesting, feeding, roosting, and migration habits. This book reveals how each species has developed its own way of adapting to the environment along the beaches, among the mangroves, in the wetlands, and even atop the rocky Caribbean cliffs. Over 250 full-color photographs, mostly by the author, show many features of these birds and their habits and habitats never before so fully illustrated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561641963
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 311
  • Sales rank: 693,656
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Details of Form and Function ix
Part I. General Descriptions and Photographs 1
Part II. Species Accounts 75
Family: Grebes (Podicipedidae)
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps 3/77
Family: Shearwater and Petrels (Procellariidae)
Audubon's Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri) 4/80
Family: Tropicbirds (Phaethontidae)
Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) 5/83
White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) 6/86
Family: Boobies and Gannets (Sulidae)
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) 7/89
Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) 8/92
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) 9/95
Family: Pelicans (Pelecanidae)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 10/98
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorynchos) 11/101
Family: Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 12/104
Family: Anhingas (Anhingidae)
American Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 13/108
Family: Frigatebirds (Fregatidae)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) 14/111
Family: Bitterns and Herons (Ardeidae)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius) 15/114
Great Egret (Casmerodius albus) 16/117
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) 17/120
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) 18/124
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) 19/128
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 20/131
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 21/134
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 22/138
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 23/142
Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violaceus) 24/145
Family: Storks (Ciconiidae)
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) 25/148
Family: Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 26/151
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) 27/155
Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja) 28/158
Family: Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae)
Greater Flamingo (Phenicopterus ruber) 29/161
Family: Swans, Geese, and Ducks (Anatidae)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) 30/165
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) 31/169
White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis) 32/172
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 33/174
Family: Kites, Eagles, and Hawks (Accipitridae)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 34/177
Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) 35/181
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo Jamaicensis) 36/184
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 37/187
Family: Caracaras and Falcons (Falconidae)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 38/190
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 39/194
Family: Rails, Gallinules, and Coots (Rallidae)
American Coot (Fulica americana) 40/198
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chlorops) 41/201
Family: Plovers (Charadriidae)
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 42/204
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsoni) 43/207
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 44/209
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 45/211
Family: Oystercatchers (Haematopodidae)
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) 46/214
Family: Stilts and Avocets (Recurvirostridae)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 47/217
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) 48/220
Family: Sandpipers (Scolopacidae)
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 49/223
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 50/225
Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) 51/228
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitus macularia) 52/231
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 53/234
Sanderling (Calidris alba) 54/237
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) 55/240
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 56/243
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 57/246
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) 58/249
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) 59/252
Family: Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers (Laridae)
Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla) 60/254
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 61/258
Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) 62/261
Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) 63/265
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis) 64/268
Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) 65/271
Least Tern (Sterna antillarum) 66/274
Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus) 67/277
Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) 68/280
Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) 69/283
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) 70/286
Family: Cuckoos and Anis (Cuculidae)
Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor) 71/290
Family: Grackles (Icteridae)
Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major) 72/293
Family: Swallows (Hirudinidae)
Cave Swallow (Hirundo fulva) 73/297
Family: Crows (Corvidae)
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 74/300
General References 303
Index 306
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