Natural history of Barbados: Fauna of Barbados, Hurricanes in Barbados, Hurricane Lili, Hurricane Ivan, Hurricane Tomas, Hurricane Joan-Miriam

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Birds of Barbados, Fauna of Barbados, Hurricanes in Barbados, Hurricane Lili, List of Birds of Barbados, Hurricane Joan-miriam, Hurricane Allen, Prairie Warbler, Hurricane Klaus, Hurricane Joyce, Chlorocebus, List of Amphibians and Reptiles of Barbados, White-Tailed Hawk, Hurricane Janet, Barbados Threadsnake, List of Mammals of...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Birds of Barbados, Fauna of Barbados, Hurricanes in Barbados, Hurricane Lili, List of Birds of Barbados, Hurricane Joan-miriam, Hurricane Allen, Prairie Warbler, Hurricane Klaus, Hurricane Joyce, Chlorocebus, List of Amphibians and Reptiles of Barbados, White-Tailed Hawk, Hurricane Janet, Barbados Threadsnake, List of Mammals of Barbados, Barbados Raccoon, Barbados Blackbelly Sheep, Antillean Fruit-Eating Bat, Green-Rumped Parrotlet, 1831 Barbados Hurricane, 1898 Windward Islands Hurricane, Barbados Racer, Guyana Kentropyx, Barbados Rail, Barbados Bullfinch, Barbados Anole, Barbour's Tropical Racer, Harrison's Cave, Barbados Leaf-Toed Gecko, Misto Yellow-Finch, Animal Flower Cave. Excerpt: Barbados Bullfinch The Barbados Bullfinch (Loxigilla barbadensis ) is a seedeater bird that is found only on the Caribbean island-nation of Barbados , where it is the only endemic bird species.Taxonomy The Barbados Bullfinch was previously considered a subspecies of the Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis ), which is found on neighboring islands. Despite the misleading nature of its name, the Barbados Bullfinch is not a Bullfinch at all but a seedeater .Description The Barbados Bullfinch is a small bird, 14-15 cm (5.5 6 in). The upperparts are a dark olive-grey, the wings are mostly brown, underparts are greyish, while the under tail-coverts are tawny. The species is not sexually dimorphic , with females and males having similar plumage . The birds' calls include simple twittering, an occasional harsh petulant note, and a sharp trill.Distribution and habitat The Barbados Bullfinch is found only on the island of Barbados . The birds' habitat includes shrubbery and forest undergrowth ; the species has adapted well to humans , often being found in close proximity to areas of human habit...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155952062
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/10/2010
  • Pages: 38
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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